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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.

Prayer flags in Kathmandu, Nepal, by Sarah Tzinieris, CC BY 2.0, https://www.flickr.com/photos/120420083@N05/14474889262/

Nepal suffers devastating earthquake

25 Apr 2015, UNISDR

The country is regarded as a world leader in confronting disaster risk, with the NRRC providing a model for uniting partners with the government to reduce vulnerability. NRRC has made strides in retrofitting schools and hospitals to make them earthquake-resistant, as well as creating local-level disaster preparedness and response plans. However, Nepal's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey had voiced his concern over the impact of a major earthquake only last month when he addressed the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan...

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.