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Scaling Up Urban & Community Resilience

Report from a workshop on scaling up urban and community resilience held by the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) in March 2014. The workshop brought together practitioners from American Red Cross chapters and national and internation programs as wells colleagues from the IFRC and Red Cross Glboal First Aid Centre. GDPC, 2013

Engaging the Community: Volunteerism and Disaster Managment in Nepal

A powerpoint presentation by Nepal Red Cross on tools to use for managing volunteers and engaging community. Lessons learnt and recommendations are also outlined.  Engaging the Community: Volunteerism and Disaster Managment in Nepal https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDcQFjAA&url=http%3A//www.preventionweb.net/files/globalplatform/entry_presentation~engagingcommunitiesmr.umeshdhakal.ppt&ei=SaywUtrSINHKsQTX3oHQDA&usg=AFQjCNGJeoGWrziET8qJdHWTY5lC5Ng4Kw&sig2=RLEB2WZm6j9JXjPhCGlecg&bvm=bv.57967247%2Cd.cWc

Empowering communities to prepare for cyclones

The Community Based Disaster Preparedness Programme used a pioneering approach of community-based disaster risk reduction, by mobilizing communities to become involved, equipping cyclone shelters and building people’s capacity to respond to a cyclone. The programme was run between 1996 and 2002 by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), with the technical and financial support of the …

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Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP)

Official website of the Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) in Bangladesh which was established in 1972 and is operated as a joint intiative of the Government of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society. THe CPP has been credited with bringing about a significant reduction in loss of life in Bangladesh as a result of cyclones …

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Drought-Ready Communities: A Guide to Community Drought Preparedness

The process outlined in the Guide is broad-based, recognizing that drought creates problems that go beyond the scope of what water suppliers alone can address. Worksheets and other exercises can help communities see how drought has affected water supplies and overall community well-being in the past. The Guide can also help communities identify their drought …

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Public Awareness and Public Education for Disaster Risk Reduction: Key Messages

In 2011, the IFRC published Public awareness and public education for disaster risk reduction: a guide – English, designed to help National Societies scale up their work in disaster risk reduction campaigning, partnerships and education. Alongside this guide, we carried out research on what activities are going on within National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, …

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World Disasters Report: Focus on technology and the future of humanitarian action

In 2012, fewer people were reported to have died or been affected as a result of disasters than any other year during the previous decade, according to figures presented in this report. While these numbers are positive news, they also reflect the absence of major events like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Cyclone Nargis in …

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Behaviour change communication (BCC) for community-based volunteers: Trainer’s manual

Behaviour change communication (BCC) can be a very effective way to combat public health problems by encouraging health behaviour changes. The information in this manual is intended to help prepare you to facilitate the BCC learning sessions so as to build the capacity of volunteers to work to change behaviour in their communities.   IFRC, …

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