Disaster risk reduction l.jpg
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 14

Disaster Risk Reduction PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 75 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Disaster Risk Reduction. A Tearfund Perspective. Who are Tearfund?. Christian Relief & Development agency. UK-based, formed in 1968 83 countries, 358 partners 8 operational programmes 2005-06 budget: £58m. E.86.5m Funded by churches, individuals, institutional donors, DEC, trusts.

Download Presentation

Disaster Risk Reduction

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Disaster risk reduction l.jpg

Disaster Risk Reduction

A Tearfund Perspective

ISDR Workshop Geneva


Who are tearfund l.jpg

Who are Tearfund?

  • Christian Relief & Development agency.

  • UK-based, formed in 1968

  • 83 countries, 358 partners

  • 8 operational programmes

  • 2005-06 budget: £58m. E.86.5m

  • Funded by churches, individuals, institutional donors, DEC, trusts


Tf sectoral priorities l.jpg

TF Sectoral Priorities

  • HIV and AIDS

  • Health, Water & Sanitation

  • Basic Education & Literacy

  • Disaster Management

  • Children at Risk


Approaches to drr l.jpg

Approaches to DRR

  • Linking policy with practice at community level

  • DRR into development - tackling causes of vulnerability

  • DRR into relief - using the opportunity created by disaster

  • Integration with climate change adaptation

  • Outworking of Hyogo Framework


Hyogo framework for action l.jpg

Hyogo Framework for Action

  • Priority for DRR at all levels

  • Assess & monitor risks; better EWS

  • Education and Awareness

  • Reduce underlying risk factors

  • Strengthen disaster preparedness


Hfa 1 priority within tearfund l.jpg

HFA 1: Priority within Tearfund

  • A focus since 2001- corporate priority area

  • Conceptual framework - “Pressure-Release (Crunch) Model”

  • Essential component of new Country Strategies

  • Key area 5 of recent Strategic Review

  • DM input to 25 priority countries


Hfa 1 priority for policy work l.jpg

HFA 1: Priority for Policy Work

  • Research on donor policy & practice

  • Advocacy with DFID & other major donors to prioritise DRR

  • Mainstreaming DRR tool produced and disseminated (6 areas of agency work, 4 levels of attainment)

  • Policy component of DFID-funded project, covering 7 countries


Hfa 2 assess monitor risks l.jpg

HFA 2: Assess & monitor risks

  • HVCA Tool to assess disaster risk at community level.

  • Emphasis on “last mile” - ie effective warning systems for at risk communities (eg India, Bangladesh, Sahel

  • Combination of technology & local warning signs/signals.


Hfa 3 knowledge awareness l.jpg

HFA 3: Knowledge & Awareness

  • Participation in ISDR Calendar - “DRR begins in School”

  • Use of community radio to enhance local preparedness (eg Afghanistan)

  • Public education campaigns (eg Bangladesh, Kashmir)


Hfa 4 underlying risk factors l.jpg

HFA 4: Underlying risk factors

  • Earthquake resistant building design (eg. Kashmir, Indonesia)

  • Improving food security (eg Ethiopia, Malawi, Bangladesh)

  • Alternative livelihoods plus savings/credit schemes (eg Bangladesh, India)

  • Water conservation schemes (eg India, Malawi, Zimbabwe)


Hfa 5 increased preparedness l.jpg

HFA 5: Increased Preparedness

  • Community-level DM Committees and contingency plans (eg India, Kashmir, Bangladesh)

  • Linkages of community plans with Govt. measures (eg India)

  • Selection & training of local volunteers

  • Mobilising resources of local church networks - volunteers, buildings, education


Drr in conflict zones l.jpg

DRR in Conflict Zones

  • Thorough analyses of conflict using appropriate tools

  • Minimising negative impacts of activities (eg water for both sides in Darfur)

  • Maximising positive impact of activities to promote peace (eg health clubs in Darfur)

  • Advocacy for root causes to be addressed


Networking in drr l.jpg

Networking in DRR

  • Participation in BOND network - OC

  • Regular meetings with other recipients of DFID DRR funding - UK & o’seas partner groups

  • Joint development of community-level DRR impact indicators (against HFA)

  • Participation in international fora for DRR and Climate Change


The end l.jpg

The end!

  • Any questions?


  • Login