Community-based DRR

This approach engages the local community, including the most vulnerable, in managing local disaster risk with community specific risk reduction measures while recognizing existing capacities and coping mechanisms.

Latest Community-based DRR additions in the Knowledge Base

View from above of a river going through a jungle forest
Research briefs
Scientists from The University of Manchester, The University of Aberdeen and Newcastle University have found that the restoration of upland peatlands is a highly effective strategy for reducing downstream flooding.
PhysOrg, Omicron Technology Ltd
Afghan men construct a wall
UNDP, with funding from the Special Trust Fund for Afghanistan (STFA), implemented several projects aimed at increasing the resilience of communities on preventing flash floods and training locals for disaster risk preparedness, response, and recovery.
United Nations Development Programme - Afghanistan
When the Bush Creek East wildfire roared like an engine over the hillside at the edge of his property last August, Karl Bischoff organized three dozen neighbors to fight off the blaze.
Christian Science Monitor
Documents and publications
In this framework, FAO has developed a Compendium of experiences and good practices from focus countries, namely Bangladesh, Guatemala, the Niger and Zimbabwe.
Documents and publications
The guide provides civil society organisations with a tried and tested approach for developing locally led solutions to the disaster risk challenges that are unique to their communities.
Two women Tea Laborers plucking Tea leaves in a Tea Garden in Hatton, Sri Lanka.
The community of Chrystler’s Farm, a tea estate in Nuwara Eliya in the highlands of Sri Lanka, celebrated their initiative to restore the local canal. It is the culmination of a series of community discussions and an anticipatory action exercise.
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Documents and publications
While research has focused on volunteers in disaster response and recovery, less attention has been paid on how organizations involved in disaster risk management can support volunteers in leading and coordinating community-based disaster risk reduction.
The endeavour culminated in the "Odawna Flood Resilience Project," a multifaceted approach aimed at mitigating the devastating impact of recurrent floods.
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