These guides in community work arise from the need to implement risk reduction programmes of improved quality which facilitate sustainable development processes in the most vulnerable communities in the region. A methodology with simple, practical, standardized tools was required which could be used by each National Society without losing its socio-cultural identity, enabling its application and adaptation to different contexts.
The modules are aimed at the permanent and voluntary staff of the Red Cross, members of other organizations which work in disaster risk reduction and the community in general.
The “Better be Prepared” series is made up of 14 modules which have been drawn up in the Regional Centre of Reference in Community-Based Education for the Prevention of Disasters with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies through the Regional Representation for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and its Regional Risk Reduction Programme, together with the National Societies in the region.
The modules are revised and updated versions of material originally drawn up by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 1994; from that time to the present date, there has been support from international organizations which include: the Provention Consortium; UNICEF, PAHO/WHO, UDSMA/OAS and universities.
|Sub-format||Booklet (<30 pages)|
|Number of pages/running time||29p.|
|reading level||Educational (post-secondary reading level)|