Widening effective participation of people with disabilities in community-based disaster risk management - that is the mission of this project run by Malteser International and local partners in Vietnam.

Solution
Manual on inclusive disaster risk management
Organization
Malteser International
Country of Implementation
Vietnam
Region
Asia & Pacific
Subregion
Southeast Asia
First published
31.01.2014

A manual on inclusive community-based disaster risk management was created to complement the national project of "Awareness Raising and Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction" (CBDRM). A pilot project was launched in 47 villages in 6 communes of 3 district of Quang Nam province.

Persons with disabilities, members of village DRM committee, participate actively in commune meeting to develop commune DRM plan_Malteser
In the villages a strong disability change agent is involved in the decision-making process. (Photo: Thuy Phuong/ Malteser International)

Solution details

People

“Relevant decision makers need to be aware of inclusive disaster risk management.”

A manual on inclusive community-based disaster risk management was created to complement the national project of 'Awareness Raising and Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRM)'. A pilot project was launched in 47 villages in 6 communes of 3 district of Quang Nam province.

Problems Targeted

Vietnam is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the Mekong region. People with disabilities are one of most the vulnerable groups of the population for many reasons including the consequences of war (e.g. injuries and agent orange).

Solution, Innovation and Impact

Empowering, capacity building, awareness raising, removing barriers

Media

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Persons with disabilities, members of village DRM committee, participate actively in commune meeting to develop commune DRM plan_MalteserIn the villages a strong disability change agent is involved in the decision-making process. (Photo: Thuy Phuong/ Malteser International)

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Country of Implementation

Vietnam

Region of Implementation

Asia & Pacific