Concern Worldwide’s Approach to Disaster Risk Reduction. Concern Worldwide. CONCERN Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
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CONCERN Worldwide is an international humanitarian
organization dedicated to the reduction suffering and working
towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s
Concern implements both emergency and long- term
development interventions with poor communities in 30 of the
world’s least developed countries.
Concern Worldwide in Bangladesh is the part of CWW and is
guided by its policies and principles.
DRR measures seek to protect the assets and livelihoods of communities from the impact of hazards by implementing mitigation, preparedness and advocacy measures that are based on a comprehensive risk analysis.
It is seen as key to underpin sustainability of long term development programme.
Principles of DRR- Risk Assessment & Risk Reduction
Emergence of new livelihood activities;
Broadening of sources of food and income
The Six Capitals:
Risk Assessmentare carried out to identify which hazards are more likely to occur and to have the biggest impact on a community’s or individual’s assets.
It has two distinct components:
Preparedness activities seek to strengthen the capacity of:
Mitigation activities seek to reduce the frequency, scale, intensity and impact of hazards
Advocacy seeks to favourably influence the social, political, economic and environmental issues that contribute to the causes and magnitude of hazards and their impacts
In all the projects, DRR has been considered during project design by identifying activities that will help to reduce risk from potential hazards.
Examples of project includes Haor Livelihoods, Char Livelihood and Education. The examples of interventions are community –based preparedness & mitigation activities, contingency planning, training partners on DRR and emergency response, etc.