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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.

Japan: Tokyo’s disaster prevention manual enjoys extraordinary popularity

8 Oct 2015, Japan News, the

A manual for disaster prevention that the Tokyo metropolitan government began distributing to all Tokyo households in September is getting a wide range of favorable responses, reports the Japan News. Takehiko Yamamura, the head of the Disaster Prevention System Institute says, 'It covers almost all the types of disasters and can lead to the improvement of disaster awareness'...

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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