Tags: community mobilization

Valuing what works – Success Factors in Disaster Preparedness

This report summarizes an 18-month, evidence-based study that sought to understand practitioner information needs by asking the question: What are successful Red Cross/Red Crescent (RCRC) preparedness practitioners already doing that works, and how can the organization better support their information needs in what they are already doing? A research team from the University of Washington conducted …

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The Impact of Disaster Risk Reduction field sessions in Myanmar

IThe disaster risk reduction field session aims to empower communities with information on the underlying causes of natural disasters.The following case studies highlights the impact that one DRR field session had on communities in Myanmar. Link to document https://www.ifrc.org/Global/Documents/Asia-pacific/201403/Myanmar_RiskReduction.pdf

Community Monitoring of Development Projects

DevelopmentCheck is a user driven and solution oriented online tool for citizen feedback on the transparency, participation and effectiveness of development projects. The community identifies priority development projects to monitor and then collects data on these through project site visits, beneficiary surveys, information requests and photos. They enter the data for each project monitored into …

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Urban Poor Transform slums

The lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Asian cities have been transformed thanks to an innovative project that enables the urban poor to improve their living conditions in partnership with city governments. The successes of the Asian Coalition for Community Action (ACCA) programme, which the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights is implementing in …

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Urban Poor Transform slums

The lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Asian cities have been transformed thanks to an innovative project that enables the urban poor to improve their living conditions in partnership with city governments. The successes of the Asian Coalition for Community Action (ACCA) programme, which the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights is implementing in …

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The Minimum Standards for local climate‐smart disaster risk reduction

Many national climate change adaptation plans consider the need to plan over various timescales and acknowledge the essential role of local communities in addressing the changing risks. The Minimum Standards for local climate‐smart disaster risk reduction were developed as a practical checklist to help local community leaders and DRR practitioners ensure their risk reduction efforts are climate‐smart and contribute to …

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The Upstream-Downstream Game

The game centres on climate-related information in decision-making at the community level, and how neighbouring upstream and downstream communities can work together to manage consequences of flood, drought and deforestation.  Video of the game, Video of the game, Video of the game in Spanish http://vimeo.com/46378989, http://vimeo.com/46378989, http://vimeo.com/45097866