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5 May 2004 UNCRD Activities towards WCDR Focusing on Community Based Disaster Management (CBDM) Kenji Okazaki UNCRD Hyogo Office. Objective. UNCRD aims to enhance the capacity of local people and governments through CBDM. Motivation and actions at individual and community level

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5 May 2004UNCRD Activities towards WCDRFocusing on Community Based Disaster Management (CBDM)Kenji OkazakiUNCRD Hyogo Office

UNCRD aims to enhance the capacity of local people and governments through CBDM

Motivation and

actions at individual

and community level

are essential

uncrd activities towards wcdr 2005
UNCRD activities towards WCDR 2005
  • Three-year Project on Sustainable CBDM (2002-2005)
  • International Symposium on “Community Legacy in Disaster Management” in Feb. 2004, Kobe, as a pre-event of WCDR
  • International Conference on “Partnership for CBDM in Asia” in Aug. 2004, Delhi, as a pre-event of WCDR
  • UNCRD Session on CBDM and side events at WCDR
three year research project sustainability of cbdm
Three Year Research ProjectSustainability of CBDM
  • Year 1 (2002): Framework for sustainable CBDM through 6 case studies in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia
  • Year 2 (2003): Development of Guidelines for Sustainable CBDM through field testing
  • Year 3 (2004): 10-year review of CBDM activities, Partnership building in CBDM, Publication of User’s Guide, Dissemination of CBDM, including WCDR
International Symposium on "Community Legacy in Disaster Management”Pre-event for WCDR, 7 Feb. 2004, Kobe Organised by: UNCRD, UN ISDR, Hyogo Prefecture
  • Sustainability
  • Participation
  • Building Capacity
  • Resilience
  • Stakeholders
  • Coping Strategy
  • Integration
  • Vulnerability
  • Livelihoods
  • Importance of strengthening capacity for motivation of people at the community level through participatory methods
  • Need for a paradigm shift from relief to risk management
  • Mutual support at all levels
  • Closing the gap between policy and implementation
  • Resilient communities with "collective security" through structural and non-structural means


The Symposium became an opportunity to build consensus amongst various disaster management constituents, not only a value adding event to further CBDM but also a knowledge sharing opportunity. It is hoped that knowledge and spirit augmented through this symposium would be further carried to the WCDR.

Proceedings of the Symposium is now available

International Conference on Partnership in CBDM in AsiaPre-event for WCDR, 24-26 Aug. 2004, DelhiCo-organized by UNCRD, UN ISDR, SEEDS, Kyoto University
  • Objective

To initiate partnership formation process for CBDM in Asia towards WCDR

- Suggest possible ways of CBDM partnership

- Review CBDM issues and activities over last 10 years

- Draft a plan of action of CBDM for next 10 years

  • Expected Participants

- National and local governments

- Non-government organizations (NGOs)

- International/ regional organizations

- Academic Institutions

uncrd contribution at wcdr 2005
UNCRD Contribution at WCDR 2005
  • UNCRD Session on Sustainable CBDM

- To enhance consensus over the notion of “community” in realizing comprehensive disaster management

- To establish framework for CBDM as one of principles in defining sustainable and pro-poor development

- To encourage the endorsement of political support

- To recommend a framework for successful CBDM

  • Proposals on symposium/side events

- Symposium on safer housing development, including demonstration of shake table testing

- Education and School Safety

- “Show and Tell” disaster experiences