International Center for Collaborative Research on Disaster Risk Reduction

International Center for Collaborative Research on Disaster Risk Reduction

ICCR-DRR

Seminar of Community Based Disaster Prevention and Reduction in China

15th July, 2017, the Seminar of Community Based Disaster Prevention and Reduction in China was hosted by Institution of Disaster Management and Reconstruction, Sichuan University, a member of International Research Network on DRR (IRN-DRR) in Chengdu.

On 15th July, 2017, the Seminar of Community Based Disaster Prevention and Reduction in China was hosted by Institution of Disaster Management and Reconstruction, Sichuan University, a member of International Research Network on DRR (IRN-DRR) in Chengdu. Above 20 experts from IRN-DRR regional members, government departments, NGOs, and research institutes were invited to share knowledge, experience and case studies in community disaster prevention and reduction at the seminar.

The development of national demonstrating communities on integrated disaster reduction, demonstrating communities on marine hazard mitigation, demonstrating communities on earthquake disaster alleviation, community emergency capacity building in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, and integrated community resilience program of Red Cross Society of China were shared during the first part of the seminar. Representatives from One Foundation, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, Save the Children, Plan International China Office, Haihui and Chengdu Win in Live shared their projects on community-based disaster risk reduction at home and abroad.  

Prof. Saini Yang, Director of ICCR-DRR analyzed the current situation of community-based disaster risk reduction in China and expressed optimism that NGO would play a growing role in this field. She appreciated Dr. Han for providing an opportunity to strengthen sharing and learning inside and outside the Network.

All participants highly praised this seminar and expressed their wish of continuing to hold such event. Hopefully the successful experience shared will serve as a guideline in future practice and researches in community based disaster risk reduction.