Community Based Risk Reduction Course
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Community Based Risk Reduction Course

5 Days Online - Virtual Training

# Start Date End Date Duration Location Registration
16 05/12/2022 09/12/2022 5 Days Live Online Training
17 30/01/2023 03/02/2023 5 Days Live Online Training
18 27/02/2023 03/03/2023 5 Days Live Online Training
19 27/03/2023 31/03/2023 5 Days Live Online Training
20 24/04/2023 28/04/2023 5 Days Live Online Training
21 22/05/2023 26/05/2023 5 Days Live Online Training
22 19/06/2023 23/06/2023 5 Days Live Online Training


Risk and risk reduction has increasingly established itself in the rhetoric of government and non-government actors in the world over.  As risk reduction activities have proliferated, we are increasingly held to account, has risk been reduced?  It is a difficult question to answer.  What is the evidence risk has been reduced or not?

Community-based disaster management refers to risk reduction programs designed primarily by and for the people in certain disaster-prone areas. Disaster mitigation using government and institutional interventions alone is insufficient because they pay little attention to addressing community dynamics or perceptions.

At the same time, local communities are often either unaware of these formal disaster management interventions or they find the interventions inappropriate due to the lack of recognition of community’s vulnerabilities and capacities, or they lack the external resources or technical support to supplement their own initiatives and capacity. Just as every individual, family, organization, business, and public service within a community will be affected by a disaster; each has a role to play in managing disaster. Looking at it practically, the multitude of actions must be taken to implement an effective disaster management program requires the participation of the entire community

Part of the difficulty is simply the confusion around the terminology.  Risk and risk reduction have a precise technical definition which is often confused with more general notions of the word.  This lack of clarity is reflected in the often asked question, what is the difference between community development work and risk reduction activities?

Distinguishing risk from general needs is important.  Communities, removed from the cumbersome lexicon of the development sector, are clear on the risks they face.  They are also clear on what must be done to reduce their exposure or vulnerability to those risks.  Community risk assessment is a process intended to systematically identify those risks and actions to reduce risk.  Our experience suggests that whilst community assessments comply with outlined methodologies, they do not in fact identify risk, but rather prioritize community development needs.  In part, our difficulty in proving that risk has been reduced begins at this point.

This training aims at demystifying community based risk reduction and understanding the core concepts of the practice through defining the roles of all players and the roles of communities.

No of Days

5 days.

Target Participant

Professionals of all disciplines who are interested in learning better ways to manage local level disaster risks and contribute towards a sustainable community development, mid-level professionals in community-based disaster risk management, post-conflict / post-disaster humanitarian response, reconstruction and sustainable community-based development sectors get most out of this course.

Course Objectives

·         Describe the role of local authorities in Community-based Disaster Risk Management

·         Discuss the key hazards, vulnerabilities and capacities at the local level

·         Explain the rationale and process of community-based disaster risk management

·         Discuss the Disaster Risk Management System in your country

·         Define the key terms and concepts like hazard, vulnerability, capacity, risk, disaster, disaster risk reduction Describe the administrative, political, social and economic structure of the area


Course Content

Introduction to Community Based Risk Assessment (CBRA)

·         Definition of terms relevant to the CBRA

The process of carrying out CBRA

·         Initiating the process

·         Community Profiling -

·         Community Risk Assessment

·         Formulation of Initial Disaster Risk Reduction Plan

·         Formation of Community disaster response organization

·         Implementation of short-, medium-, and long-term risk reduction measures, activities, projects and programs

·         Monitoring and Evaluation

Hazard Assessment and CVA matrix

Risk assessment and CBRA report

·         Preparing a CBRA report

·         Practicing the tools

Views on community-based disaster risk management

·         The Bottom-Up approach

Community based disaster risk assessment

·         Components of community based disaster risk assessment

·         Purpose of Community based disaster risk assessment

Pressure and release model: progression of vulnerability

·         Cause and effect in the Disaster Pressure model

Actors in disaster risk management at community level and their specific roles

Policies and legislative requirements for Community based Risk Reduction


General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at or +254712260031



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