To give an overview of DRR Field Session implementation in Asia Pacific.
A DRR Field Session takes place over 10 days. Participants spend 3 days in the field and 7 days in the classroom. The entire process promotes peer learning and enhances the development of skills based on logic and reality. There are 2 scenarios in every field session: a case study and a real-life situation. The field session places participants directly in contact with a community that needs assistance.
The first DRR Field Session was held in Laos in 2010, in the following three years, the regional delegation’s Community Safety and Resilience Unit held a total of 6 field sessions throughout South Asia, South-East Asia and East Asia for 148 participants from 9 communities (4 urban and 5 rural) from 20 National Societies.
Field session participants are trained on two important lessons:
- Firstly, that the consideration of overall risk reduction measures contributing to community resilience is important, and should always be kept in mind.
- Secondly, that group learning maximizes knowledge sharing as participants simultaneously impart and receive knowledge
Usage: Training, Guidance for project implementation
Audience: Technical staff, Communication staff, Volunteers
For Disaster Risk Reduciton Field Sessions in South-East Asia, click here Field sessions SEA size 4 MB
You might be interested in these resources:
- Community Based Health and First Aid Flipcharts
- Southeast Asia RCRC Regional E-Newsletter