27th Training Course on Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction

Date:  12 - 23 Sep 2022

Venue: Bangkok (Online & Face to Face), Thailand




The course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and empower communities to better prepare for preventing, responding and recovering from disasters.


The Director of ADPC Academy wants to take this opportunity to share with you a few points on why it is critical to build the capacity of local communities on disaster resilience through community-based disaster risk reduction.

“All disasters are local. This means that regardless of efforts done at the national level and initiatives from government, non-government agencies, civil societies organizations (CSOs) and development organizations, it is still the communities that take the brunt and absorb the impacts of disasters.”

It is a part of the message from the director of ADPC academy expressed about the CBDRR course in the VDO that you can find its more information at the link below.


The course is based on the premise that all disasters are local. This means that it is always the communities that bear the brunt of the impacts of disasters. Better disaster prevention, response and recovery measures will help to protect communities from disaster impacts, and will also protect institutional/ organizational investments in communities.


In order to achieve the objectives, course will have the following modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Community Based-Disaster Risk Reduction (Online)
This module aims to orient participants about the disaster related basic concepts and terminologies, disaster risk trends, climate change and disaster, major frameworks, approaches, tools, and methods for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. It also provides a linkage between disaster resilience and DRM. Broader understanding of the nature of communities and area-based approach to building resilience shall be covered.

Module 2: Climate Inclusive Participatory Community Disaster Risk Assessment (Online and Face to Face)
This module provides the participants with participatory tools for conducting community disaster risk assessment. How the results of risk assessments are used for risk prioritization for risk-informed decision-making shall likewise be covered. The conceptual and theoretical aspect of the subject shall be covered online while the practical part will done face-to-face through practicum and field visit.

Module 3: Participatory Disaster Risk Reduction Planning (Face-to-Face)
The participatory processes involved in DRR planning at the community level shall be introduced to the participants. Stakeholders analysis as input for CBDRR partnership planning and implementation shall likewise be covered. Monitoring and Evaluation shall be touched to ensure that plans are developed and implemented accordingly thereby achieving the desired outcomes.

Module 4: Climate Inclusive Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (Face-to-Face)
In this module, key terms in DRR will be covered in details: Preparedness, Prevention, Mitigation. Community resilience and climate change adaptation shall be discussed and linked to the three DRR processes. As part of preparedness, early warning system and preparedness for response and recovery are presented while different disaster mitigation measures are enumerated in course of discussing Mitigation. Sessions on risk communication and public awareness will likewise be included to help ensure risks are effectively communicated, understood and acted upon.

Module 5: Enabling Environments for CBDRR (Online and Face-to-Face)
This module involves different approaches on how CBDRR can thrive. Among the subjects that will covered are: i) Sustainable Community-based Livelihood; ii) Gender Considerations in CBDRR; iii) Advocating and Generating Support for CBDRR; and iv) Risk Financing and Resource Generation and Mobilization. One of the highlights of the module is field visit and immersion for the participants to have firsthand and actual learning experience related to the subjects covered.

Module 6: Future Knowledge Application (Face-to-Face)
In this module, all participants will undergo and work on a scenario-based exercise which will help them apply the learning acquired from the course when they return to their respective workstations.


The course is open for participants from various sectors including local government departments, NGOs, INGOs, UN agencies, IFRC, national emergency response agencies and the private sector. Participants engaged in developing and implementing programs at the community level are strongly encouraged to participate. Participants from policy and senior management levels are welcome if they are keen to learn how CBDRR is operationalized to be able to effectively support efforts.


Various trainee-centered learning methods shall be used:

• Participatory lectures and discussions

• Case studies
• Simulation exercises
• Group work and presentations
• Field and Institutional visits

The principle of adult learning shall be applied throughout the duration of the course and modules will be delivered in English.


Investment for the course is USD 1,900.00 with accommodation and USD 1,600.00 without accommodation. The fee is inclusive of cost of instruction; morning and afternoon snacks including lunch for five (5) days and soft copies of course materials.

Since the course fee has been reduced significantly as part of ADPC’s contribution for continuing development of DRR professionals and practitioners, we are not able to provide scholarship for this course at this time.


Interested individuals and organizations can register online at For more information about the course, you may also contact Thanyaphat Sirasakpureekul at and telephone numbers +66 22980681 to 92 ext 134.

Due to limited slots for this course, interested parties must register on or before September 2, 2022.


If you are selected to attend the course, the payment should be transferred to ADPC's account through a bank transfer not later than September 2, 2022. Otherwise, your participation will be cancelled.