The Sendai Framework recognizes that Disaster risk reduction requires an all-of-society engagement and partnership. It also requires empowerment and inclusive, accessible and non-discriminatory participation, paying special attention to people disproportionately affected by disasters, especially the poorest. A gender, age, disability and cultural perspective should be integrated in all policies and practices, and women and youth leadership should be promoted. In this context, special attention should be paid to the improvement of organized voluntary work of citizens.

Being part of the community and at the forefront of the affected areas, community members should be part of all the processes of disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) from mitigation to response. This module on Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Management aims to introduce the learner to the approach and ensure that Civil Society takes a pro-active stance on inclusion.

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Is this course for me?
This course is aimed for:
  • Civil Society Organizations
  • Non Government Organizations
  • People's Organizations
  • and LGU Officials coordinating with the Local DRRM Council

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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will:
  • Appreciate the value and importance of community participation in DRRM
  • Identify different community activities related to DRRM
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How long will it take?
 It should take you about  30 mins - 1 hour to take this course.

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on       Join        button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.