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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.

UK: Environment Agency offers public the chance to help tackle Wessex flood risk

22 May 2015, United Kingdom - gov

'These roles are important to help reduce flood risk in Wessex. We are keen to hear from people who have a real passion to make a positive difference to communities, the environment and the local economy in the face of the challenge of our changing climate and are particularly keen to hear from young people and those from ethnically diverse backgrounds' said Nick Gupta, Wessex Area Manager...

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.