Community Based Assessments with The CBDRM
The aim of the assessments was to identify the hazards, as well as the vulnerability and capacity of the targeted communities, which will give us an idea of the hazard situation in the communities and also helps us tailor our DRR training to community volunteers in a manner that fits the local contexts.
The CBDRM Trainings
Following the CBDRM assessments, 10 communities were selected for the CBDRM trainings from the 18 communities assessed. The first of ten CBDRM trainings was conducted at Portee community in Freetown from 27th-29th November, 2018. The aim of the CBDRM trainings is to provide practical knowledge to community volunteers in identifying the hazards that exist in their communities, as well as understanding the elements that exacerbate their communities’ vulnerability to the hazards, and provide them the appropriate knowledge to build their capacities in mitigating /prevent and respond to disaster incidents; thereby reducing their vulnerabilities and strengthen their coping capacities to the disasters that threaten their communities.
Updated: 05 December 2018