Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)

Neighbourhoods and villages, urban and rural communities have the need, capability, and the right to assess and reduce their own exposure to hazards. They have the need because hazards vary greatly in space and time. It is really only at the local level that detailed measures can be planned and undertaken. They have the capability because there is always local knowledge, practice, and resources if they can be effectively mobilised. They have the right because 168 nation states reaffirmed their responsibility for public safety at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan in January, 2005.

The application of Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) is itself 'nested' within Participation and Participatory Action Research (PAR).

1. General resources on Community Based Disaster Risk Management

3. Community Based Disaster Preparedness

4. Community Based Disaster Mitigation

5. Community Based Disaster Recovery