Case study: Disaster risk reduction field sessions in Southeast Asia

Purpose:

This document provides an overview of the disaster risk reduction field sessions conducted in Southeast Asia.

Overview:

A DRR Field Session is carried out over ten days. Participants spend three days in the field and seven days in the classroom. These ten days are made up of practical work, group activities and theory, in a workshop setting. The entire process promotes peer learning and enhances skills based on logic and reality.

There are two scenarios in every field session. The first is a case study and the second is a real situation – one that places participants directly in contact with a community that needs assistance. These scenarios are designed to test and sharpen a participant’s skills and knowledge about:

  • comprehensive assessment techniques
  • collected information and their systematic organization
  • translating processes from vulnerabilities into potential capacities
  • developing related strategies, and writing a plan of action

Usage: Guidance for implementation

Audience: National Society staff and volunteers

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Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

Purpose:

The framework aims to achieve the substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries over the next 15 years.

The framework applies to the risk of small-scale and large-scale, frequent and infrequent, sudden and slow-onset disasters, caused by natural or manmade hazards as well as related environmental, technological and biological hazards and risks. It aims to guide the multi-hazard management of disaster risk in development at all levels as well as within and across all sectors.

Overview:

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 outlines seven clear targets and four priorities for action to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risks: (i) Understanding disaster risk; (ii) Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; (iii) Investing in disaster reduction for resilience and; (iv) Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response, and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

The Framework was adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, on March 18, 2015.

Usage: Policy reference

See also: Chart of the Framework A3 | Chart of the Framework (simplified) A4

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Asia Pacific National Societies DRM Strategy towards Community Resilience 2016-2020

Purpose:

This Strategy is intended to support National Societies (NS) strategic decision-making and planning as well as align local and national level disaster risk reduction. Having a region-wide alignment of actions will allow NS to work better together and support each other in times of disasters and crisis. This document will also support the planning of IFRC Secretariat Support to NS at various stages of the NS Development.

Overview:

The Strategy outlines four strategic directions and lists a set of key actions with some examples of associated impact and indicators to measure progress towards achieving the stated directions. Each National Society will contextualize this strategy to fit into their humanitarian challenges, their identified needs and priorities as well as capacities.

The strategy has 4 strategic axes:

  • Strategic Axis 1: Together with the most at risk populations Red Cross Red Crescent builds resilience at community level through Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • Strategic Axis 2: National Society Disaster Risk Reduction capacity and performance is systematically, efficiently and cost-effectively enhanced.
  • Strategic Axis 3: Ensuring an effective local, national, regional, and global disaster response that contributes to Disaster Risk Reduction and strengthens community resilience.
  • Strategic Axis 4: Institutionalizing strategic partnerships at all levels within the RCRC Movement and with external partners.

 

Usage: Policy reference

Audience: Asia Pacific National Societies

See the document: Strategy | Annex 1 (log frame) | One-pager [all DRAFT of 1 Sep 2016]

  • Note: Annex 1 (log frame) detailing key actions, what impact we expect, indicator to measure progress, special attention and available tools for each of the Strategic Axes [Draft 1 Sep 2016]

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