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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.

New Zealand: Earthquakes demonstrate people caught by surprise

26 Feb 2015, Canterbury Univ

'What any community needs to know is what the next disaster can do, and prepare by altering its behaviour so that when any disaster happens, the effects will be,' says University of Canterbury natural hazards researcher Professor Tim Davies. He will be speaking at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction...


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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