This presentation was delivered by Indira Kulenovic (IFRC) at the Regional Community Safety and Resilience Forum of Southeast Asia National Societies in Indonesia in August 2015.
The presentation explains briefly what the One Billion Coalition is and what it means for the National Societies.
The CBDRR Manual is a practical ‘how-to’ guide on community-based disaster risk reduction for government and non-government agencies in Lao PDR. It is a commonly agreed document to be referred to by agencies working on CBDRR in Lao PDR. It provides guidance and support for systematic implementation of CBDRR programs by explaining each of the steps as well as tools used.
The manual will also support the Government of Lao PDR (GoL) to monitor CBDRR activities, oversee progress of activities implemented by different actors and locations, provide necessary support on CBDRR technical knowledge as well as provide a reference point for replication of initiatives for local government and implementing agencies.
The manual was developed through a series of consultations with key stakeholders working on CBDRR in the country both from government and non-government agencies. Therefore, the CBDRR manual is based on
common activities implemented by different stakeholders in Lao PDR incorporating country regulations, government perspective and concerns.
The CBDRR manual consists of:
Part I is an introductory part which gives background information about CBDRR in Lao PDR (including the importance of CBDRR in Lao PDR, the stakeholders of CBDRR in the country, as well as an overview about
the challenges and opportunities when implementing CBDRR in Lao PDR).
Part II contains the instructions on how to conduct the eight step process agreed upon by government and non government agencies working on CBDRR in Lao PDR. The 8 steps involved are:
Step 1: Pilot site selection
Step 2: Baseline study
Step 3: Capacity building for CBDRR facilitators
Step 4: Capacity building for VDPCC
Step 5: Community disaster risk assessment
Step 6: Participatory disaster risk management planning
Step 7: Community managed-implementation
Step 8: Participatory monitoring and evaluation
Usage: Guideline for implementation and monitoring
Target audience: National Society staff and volunteers
Purpose: Overview of the progress of the international disaster response law in the Southeast Asia region
Usage: Learning from experience
Audience: Technical staff, National Society leadership, Communication staff
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IFRC South-east Asia Regional Delegation (SEARD) is working to increase the integration of gender equality into national and regional DRR policies and programmes in order to achieve reduced vulnerability to disasters of communities in Southeast Asia. One of the key ways SEARD is working to achieve this is by building the capacity of National Societies in the region to integrate gender and diversity into the work they do. One of the ways this will be achieved will be through the development of an online open-source toolkit.
The toolkit comprises a comprehensive but selective set of resources on gender and diversity for DRR and resilience. This is available for IFRC and its member National Societies to ensure they have access to a single online platform containing all the resources they need to practically integrate gender and diversity within all aspects of their work.
Audience: Technical staff, Communication staff, Gender and diversity practitioners, Volunteers
What is accountability to beneficiaries (AtB)? Why is it important? What types of work should apply these commitments? How should AtB commitments be applied when working with partners? This document details the British Red Cross’s eight AtB commitments.
At the programme level, AtB commitments include:
At the organisational level, AtB commitments include:
Annex 1 (p.15) looks at the links between the eight AtB commitments and the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) 2010 standard benchmarks.
Usage: Guidance for project implementation, policy guidance
Audiences: National society leadership, Technical staff
Reference: British Red Cross (July 2013). Our commitments to: accountability to beneficiaries and the communities where we work (pp. 1-15). Available from: http://www.hapinternational.org/pool/files/BRC%202013_Accountability%20to%20beneficiaries%20and%20communities.pdf[Accessed: 19 December 2015].
This video is one of five documentaries created to illustrate best practice in building community and Red Cross and Red Crescent capacity in a variety of cultural contexts in Mongolia, Australia, Nepal and Cambodia.
Usage: Training; Guidance for project implementation
Audiences: Volunteers, youth, technical staff
Purpose: This case study highlights how PMI adopts and integrate violence prevention in its services
Overview: The case study is divided into three parts:
Usage: Learning from experience
Audience: Technical staff