Disaster Risk Reduction: Multisectoral Guidance

Natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or tsunamis can trigger disasters when coupled with vulnerability and inadequate measures to mitigate their impacts. These disasters affect millions of people worldwide each year. However, the impact of natural hazards can be reduced through proactive, systematic efforts to analyze and decrease the causal factors of disasters. This collection contains practical and operational guides, handbooks, guidelines, and toolkits from various organisations on disaster risk reduction in order to better aid humanitarians and other practitioners in disaster management, preparedness, and building resilience. These resources help aid people and communities worldwide in reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks they face. Although it is impossible to eliminate disaster risk completely, prevention and preparedness can greatly improve the resilience of local communities. Image used for collection is by macrovector on Freepik: https://tinyurl.com/24mjyk6h.

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CRS Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilience

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is committed to spread knowledge and good practices to contribute in capacity building through sharing lessons learned, case studies and guides developed from experiences in the humanitarian field. This collection is focused on Disaster Risk Reduction in Emergency Responses and Recovery Phases and developing plans of action for community resilience through participatory approaches.

Session 5.3: Preparedness and DRR

Key Learning Objectives By the end of this session participants should form an understanding of: 1. disaster risk reduction and its application to shelter and settlement planning 2. difference between disaster preparedness planning and contingency planning 3. concept of resilient recovery Key Learning Points 1. The disaster risk cycle 2. The main goals of DRR 3. The different contingency questions and the three key elements in early warning systems Session Agenda 1. Disaster Risk Reduction 2. Disaster preparedness 3. Contingency planning 4. Resilient recovery