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To minimise the scale of impact and improve on the ground disaster recovery, there is a need to increase community awareness and preparedness programmes, and promote engagement and ownership of ground-level initiatives in DRM and CCA. Involving the community in DRM and CCA is crucial to enhancing resilience particularly in small island countries in the region.

Whilst the bulk of the Disaster Reduction Programme’s work focuses on building national DRM capacity, DRP also has a strong commitment to supporting community based disaster risk management initiatives.

 

Navua launch

 

DRP in partnership with UNDP, NDMO, Fiji Red Cross and Live and Learn are working with communities on the Navua floodplain on reducing their risk to flooding.  The project has brought together local government and the community to improve flood response which included the installation of a flood warning system in Navua.  A flood response plan was developed and Community-based First Aid and Disaster Preparedness Workshops in Serua and Namosi Province carried out in support of this.

Specific services that the Disaster Risk Programme can provide in relation to Community based Disaster Risk  Management are the following:

  • Training support and facilitation of Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments  (VCA)
  • Community based Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Planning
  • Particapatory Community based Disaster Risk Reduction Planning
  • Documentation of traditional practices and protocol in Pacific Island countries and territories
  • Advise on integration into national disaster risk management systems

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Adviser Community based Disaster Risk Management


Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 February 2011 12:07  


Newsflash

Welcome to the June 2013 Edition of the PREEN Newsletter.

This edition includes reviews of current work in the field including a recent publication on economic valuations of ecosystem services in the Pacific.

You will also find news from the launch of the economic assessment of cyclone Evan in Fiji and the Pacific meetings on Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change in the Pacific as well as upcoming events and announcements.

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