Asian Disaster Reduction Center(ADRC)
TOP PAGEActivities > Building Communities Capabilities

Building Communities Capabilities

Community Participation is a Key to Effective Disaster Reduction

(1)Development and Dissemination of Tools for Encouraging Community Participation

about this site Risk reduction measures are most successful and effective when they involve the direct participation of the community most likely to be exposed to hazards. ADRC undertakes various efforts including increasing public awareness of disaster risk management, and development and dissemination of tools for reducting vulnerability of communities.
  • Town Watching Program for Disaster Risk Management*
  • Community-based Disaster Risk Awarness Program
  • Development and Distribution of Posters and Brochures for Disaster Risk Awareness
  • Program for Enhancement of Disaster Education Programs in Schools
*Town-Watching for DRR is a simple and practical tool for efficiently implementing community-based hazard mapping in local communities. The major benefit of Town-Watching is that the physical involvement of participants (in such activities as walking, observing, mapping by hand, and discussing findings) enables them to better develop a concrete image of DRR activities. For more details.

(2)Support for the Activities of Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN)

about this site
ADRC and UN OCHA agreed to form the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network in 2002. Since then ADRC has supported the effort to improve networking among Asian NGOs which play an important role in disaster reduction and response. This leads to more efficient and effective activities for the network members.