The purpose of this workbook is to facilitate the capacity building of local government officials on Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) in PDRSEA target countries including Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Timor Léste and Vietnam. It is expected that the workbook will be adapted and used by National Disaster Management Offices (NDMO) and NGOs in the countries of South East Asia for training the local government officials.
The workbook is primarily intended for those who will train the lowest government political structure and those who will facilitate the implementation of CBDRM at the communities; e.g. district authorities giving training to village authorities. They can also be NDMOs, Trainers at district, provincial and commune levels, provincial government officials, district government officials, NGOs/CBOs, line ministries, or international organizations; e.g. IFRC, National Societies.
The primary beneficiaries of this workbook will be the local government officials who will do CBDRM activities. Secondary beneficiaries will include NGOs and other non-government organizations. This workbook is for the participants during a training course, and is not a manual of operations.
The following steps were adopted while preparing the workbook:
- Review of existing training manuals and curricula in the region
- Discussion amongst ADPC staff members about the contents of the workbook
- Regional workshop on curriculum development for local authorities
- Revision on the basis of feedback from the Regional workshop
There are altogether 5 training modules and 20 training sessions in this workbook. The following topics have been covered:
Module 1: Introduction and Overview of Key Concepts
Module 2: Community Risk, Needs and Damage Assessment
Module 3: Disaster Risk Reduction Planning
Module 4: Community Managed Implementation
Module 5: Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
This workbook can be used for both in-house training with field exercises and self-study. At the end of each session, note page for ‘New Learning and Reflection’ have been included.
Shesh Kanta Kafle and Zubair Murshed. 2006. Community-Based Disaster Risk Management For Local Authorities. Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Pathumthani, Thailand. 159pp.