Community-Based Disaster Risk Management: Experiences From Indonesia

This handbook summarizes the experiences and lessons learned from the implementation of a community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) component in the context of IOM post-disaster recovery and rehabilitation operations in Java, Indonesia. It is meant for practitioners in government and among non-profit organizations who may be interested in tapping into this experience, as well as for those who would like to obtain better insight into IOM's work in the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR). The approach adopted by IOM is explained step-by-step, with an annex offering a list of documents and tools that proved useful in IOM's work. Furthermore, a series of “distinctive programme features” are introduced, aiming to make this handbook a small contribution to the expanding global pool of knowledge and expertise in the field of CBDRM.