WHY is Community Resilience important?

  • Every $1 invested in disaster risk reduction is equivalent to $5 - $10 in a disaster response.
  • Institutional fatigue is overwhelming international humanitarian agencies who respond to natural and human disasters.  More emphasis needs to be placed on risk reduction initiatives to relieve this burden.
  • Investing in DRR contributes directly to the achievement of the TDIs and the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs).
  • Slow-onset crises, provoked by food insecurity and climate change, are expected to increase in coming years, which is likely to contribute significantly to instability in communities living at or below the poverty line.
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Field Guide

Pocket guide that brings together key elements of all of the modules

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Girls and Boys

Ages 9-11

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Adolescents

Ages 12 to 17

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Youth

Ages 18 to 21

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Women and Men

Age 22+

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Local Government

Local government and community representatives

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National Level

National level staff of NGOs and INGOs

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Social Hazards

For adolescents, youth and adults, community or NGO leaders

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Crosscutting Themes Module

Gender, Child Protection, Disabilities, HIV/AIDS/Health and Environment

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Early Childhood

Addresses issues regarding Early Childhood Development (ECD)

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Formal Education & DRR

Guidelines to address DRR issues in the context of formal education

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Christian Commitment and Volunteerism

Christian Commitment and Volunteerism

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