CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS (CSOs) IN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR)

Project CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS (CSOs) IN DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR)
Objectives

This project aimed to strengthen the capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) to plan and implement Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) projects, to promote awareness on the importance of DRR and preparedness efforts, and to develop DRR educational materials.

Project Partners Society for Health, Education, Environment and Peace (SHEEP)
Activities

Organised a workshop that was held on 12-15 May 2009 and the second workshop was held on 2-3 December 2009 regarding the the Action Plans included building CBDRM into existing projects, awareness-raising on DRR and CBDRM, holding community meeting on DRR, and developing community action plans

Locations Yogjakarta
Period May - December 2009
Accomplishments

Through this project, the number of CSOs with the capacity of DRR implementation was increased and CBDRM programmes will be expanded to further areas in Indonesia. In addition, educational materials were developed and distributed by the CSOs. The materials developed were: two kinds of comic books: Banjir (Flood) and Gempa (Earthquake), two kinds of DRR games (Kwartet Playing Card and Monopoly).

Background

In order to enhance the DRR capacity of the community, the involvement of all the stakeholders is critical. In particular, the participation of local level actors such as community members, local governments and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) is indispensable. MERCY Malaysia in cooperation with Society for Health, Education, Environment and Peace (SHEEP) conducted a project entitled “Capacity Development of CSOs in DRR” for 17 CSOs from Sumatra, Java, Bali and West Nusa Tenggara in 2009.