The course aims to build the capacity of CBDRR practitioners who will be the main project implementers at the community level on essential skills and knowledge on community based disaster risk management including:
• Design and conduct community based disaster risk assessments;
- Identify measures for hazard, vulnerability reduction, and community capacity building;
•Prepare a risk reduction plans and its integration into developmental activities;
•Analyze problems in the implementation of community based risk reduction plans;
•Describe areas of professional development to become a good CBDRR practitioner;
•Build commitment and value systems to promote community empowerment
The course is extended over 10 workdays structured around the following modules.
Module 1: Context of CBDRR
•Risks and trends of disasters in Asia
•Understanding terminologies and evolving concepts in disaster risk reduction
•Disaster risk reduction framworks and models relevant at community level
•Community based disaster risk reduction process
Module 2: Participatory Community Disaster Risk Assessment
•Introduction to participatory community risk assessment (PCRA)
•Hazard assessment, application and use of tools
•Vulnerability and capacity assessment, application and use of tools
•Disaster risk assessment at community level
Module 3: Participatory Disaster Risk Reduction Planning
•Participatory planning for risk reduction at community level
•Establishing monitoring & evaluation framework for CBDRR
•Stakeholders analysis and partnerships for community risk reduction planning and implementation
•Building and sustaining community based organizations
•Mobilizing resources for CBDRR planning and implementation
Module 4: Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Implementation
•Community-based disaster mitigation measures
•CBDRR in recovery - opportunity to build back better
•Mainstreaming DRR in community development & sustainable livelihood
•Public Awareness in CBDRR
•Advocacy for CBDRR
•Capacity building and training in CBDRR
•Linking DRR and climate change adaptation at community level
•Community early warning system
•Preparedness for community response
Package A with accommodation: US$3,175 Package B without accommodation: US$2,275
The standard course fee of US$3,175 covers the course tuition, training materials, accommodation with breakfast, and meeting package. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application, lunch and dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.
Participants who wish to seek own accommodation can choose an alternative course fee package B of US$2,275
CBDRR is a specialized course catering to the competency and knowledge needs of operation level practitioners who are or would be involved in the design and implementation of CBDRR projects and programs in their organizations. The course is open for participants from various sectors including, local government departments, NGOs, INGOs, UN, IFRC, emergency response agencies and private sector. Participants from policy and senior management levels of government, UN, donor organizations and INGOs are welcome if they are interested to learn about how CBDRR is operationalized.
As course participants come from a diverse range of countries and organizations, and the class size is limited to 30 persons, ADPC accepts nominations from Asia and the Pacific on a first come, first served basis, provided that the applicant meets the course requirements. A limited number of participants from other regions will also be accepted, on a case by case and "first come first served" basis.
Interested persons can apply as individuals although preference will be given to those sponsored by the organizations. The application can be submitted online soon.
For offline application the completely filled application form should be submitted ADPC by 8th June 2012 through email, fax or postal mail. The application form is available for download above. Pre-course information will be sent participants once they are accepted to the course.
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