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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.

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Why are people poor and vulnerable?

31 Oct 2014, UNISDR

“The new normal is driven by warming seas, rising temperatures, more intense and extreme weather events. Culture and attitudes to risk have to change and better communication with vulnerable groups is part of that. We need to give them a platform and a voice”, said UNISDR director, Neil McFarlane during the Geneva launch of the 2014 World Disasters Report...

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

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