Support development of common tools for CBDRR/M

FLAGSHIP 4 has developed common tools for CBDRR/M projects in Nepal, including minimum characteristics of a disaster resilient community and training packages.

Minimum Characteristics of a Disaster Resilient Community

FLAGSHIP 4 members have agreed 9 minimum characteristics of disaster-resilient communities in Nepal that should be included as a minimum component in all community based disaster risk reduction projects registered with FLAGSHIP 4.  These agreed indicators have been designed in consultation with Government of Nepal, INGOs, NGOs, UN, donors and Red Cross / Red Crescent movement.

Using these 9 minimum characteristics of a disaster resilient community, FLAGSHIP 4 aims to ensure that communities receive consistent community based disaster risk reduction support.  The minimum characteristics also provide a means through which FLAGSHIP 4 can effectively track progress towards increasing disaster resiliency at VDC /municipality VDC level across the country.

FLAGSHIP 4 advocates to implementing partners, donors and government for the inclusion of these minimum characteristics into existing and planned CBDRR/M projects.  For more information on each individual characteristic including case studies on the implementation and challenges of each of the characteristic, see the minimum characteristics handbook, available online

Develop training package

As part of development and advocacy of the minimum characteristics, a training package has been developed for partners that can be integrated into partner organisation trainings of project staff and incorporated into planning discussions with community and government members.  The package includes information on the NRRC, FLAGSHIP 4, minimum characteristics and mapping of CBDRR/M projects.  In addition, materials such as a minimum characteristic one-pager and notebook are also available for partner organisations to distribute during training sessions.

Common approach to vulnerability capacity assessment

FLAGSHIP 4 is assembling a virtual knowledge library of CBDRR/M materials specific to Nepal. As part of this, current vulnerability and capacity assessment models will be collected and analysed to identify commonalities and minimum elements recommended for inclusion in all assessments.