This Lao Red Cross Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) Volunteer Manual has been developed specifically for use at the village level by Lao Red Cross Volunteers and Village Disaster Preparedness Units (VDPUs) using practical examples and reducing and simplifying disaster-related theory and concepts. It is expected that Lao Red Cross branch staff, and Provincial and District Disaster Management Office (PDMO and DDMO) technical staff will be the trainers. The manual is designed to be relevant to the varying contexts found across the whole of Laos PDR.


Alongside a general introduction and a short orientation on the Red Cross Movement and disaster management actors in Lao, the Volunteer Manual comprises a total of 30 sessions – grouped into 6 parts following a logical and chronological sequence as follows:

  • Introduction and DRR actors
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Hazard Vulnerability Capacity Assessment
  • Village Disaster Risk Reduction Planning
  • Disaster Risk Reduction Measures
  • Community Level Disaster Response

Usage: Guidance for project implementation

Audience: Technical staff, Volunteers


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