Community-based Disaster Risk Management- Experiences and Insights from Vietnam

Lecture, Seminar
  • Course description

    Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) approach has been initially introduced in Vietnam by a number of INGOs and international agencies since beginning of the 2000s, following the historic flooding in Central Vietnam of the year 1999. This concept then has substantially recognized and adapted in a number of other programs/projects. Huge and continuous efforts have been tried for advocacy. In 2009, the Government of Vietnam. Launched the CBDRM Program for 6,000 communes, villages at risk up to 2020. This course introduces how CBDRM has been implemented in the Vietnam context and what lessons learnt from the community.
  • Main themes

    Overview on disaster risks and disaster management in Vietnam
    The concept and key components of CBDRM
    CBDRM: from rural to urban setting – review of gaps
    Engaging private sector towards Public-Private Partnership on Disaster Risk Reduction and Responding to Climate Change (PPP on DRR-RCC)
  • Learning outcomes

    • Learners will be familiar with CBDRM approach, tools;
    • Learners will be able to develop conceptual framework, methodology and tools for engaging with the private sector in disaster management
  • Teaching and learning methodology

    Group work, group discussion
    Role plays, debates
  • Assessment methods and criteria

    Group presentations
    Essays (1,500-2000 words) 
  • Required reading

    Wisner, Blaikie, Cannon and Davis, 2003, At Risk: natural hazards, people’s vulnerability and disasters (second edition)
    United Nations, 2015, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
    Vietnam, Law on Disaster Prevention and Control, 2013
    GoV. the CBDRM Programme, 2009

Last updated: 6 November 2017

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