SE8: How can Legislation Promote Disaster Risk Reduction at the Community Level?

  • ID: SE8
  • Date & Time: Tuesday 10 May (13:15 - 14:15)
  • Room: A-CCV
  • Participation: Open
  • Organizer: Organized by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)


While the need for strong legislation is frequently mentioned in global guidance materials on risk reduction, they generally provide little detail about what a good law should contain. In particular, how can legislation best promote risk reduction at the community level? Over the last two years, the IFRC has been consulting with its members and key partners on these questions and has recently undertaken a series of case studies. This side event will present preliminary findings and open a discussion about best practice and common pitfalls

Background Papers

> Analysis of legislation related to disaster risk reduction in Nepal [PDF, 651.77 Kb]

> Desk review on trends in the promotion of community-based disaster risk reduction through legislation [PDF, 132.78 Kb]

> Event poster [PDF, 191.28 Kb]

> Case study summary - Albania [PDF, 922.31 Kb]

> Case study summary - Brazil [PDF, 1.12 Mb]

> Case study summary - Dominican Republic [PDF, 899.85 Kb]

> case study summary - Nepal [PDF, 1.47 Mb]


> Legislation and Disaster Risk Reduction – Examples from Nepal [PDF, 2.06 Mb]

> Atty Priscilla Duque, Strategies for Success in Developing Disaster Law: the Philippine Experience [PDF, 3.22 Mb]

> Mette Lindahl Olsson, DRR legislation in Sweden [PDF, 903.22 Kb]

> Experiencias de la Republica Dominicana [PDF, 4.59 Mb]


> Report on the How can Legislation Promote Disaster Risk Reduction at the Community Level? Side Event [PDF, 166.33 Kb]

Last updated: 17 May 2019