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Community-based DRR

Managing disaster risk by increasing local capacity and resilience and reducing vulnerability to natural hazards. The approach engages the local community in managing local disaster risk often with the collaboration of external actors from civil society, local government and the private sector.

Bangladesh: When small contributions lead to resilience - Case of Suri Mesra

23 May 2016, Concern Worldwide

A European-funded programme has invested in structural safety of villages in Bangladesh, as well as built capacities of communities by giving them the possibility to assess risk and vulnerability by themselves, thus increasing their resilience to floods and erosion.


Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 1.3 [PDF, 114Kb]Community Participation and decentralisation is ensured through the delegation of authority and resources to local levels
  • Indicator 3.2 [PDF, 116Kb]School curricula , education material and relevant trainings include disaster risk reduction and recovery concepts and practices
  • Indicator 3.4 [PDF, 102Kb]Countrywide public awareness strategy exists to stimulate a culture of disaster resilience, with outreach to urban and rural communities

Find or contribute curricular, extra-curricular and public awareness materials on disaster prevention and school safety for primary, secondary, vocational, community-based education and public awareness.