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Workshop on Building Resilient Communities: Risk Management & Responses to Natural Disasters

 
Location:   Grand Hyatt Erawan
Begins:   Jun 10, 2008 08:30
Ends:   Jun 13, 2008 18:30

Building Resilient Communities - Workshop Poster The workshop was geared towards Bank task teams and project staff working on community-driven development (CDD) operations or implementing projects in disaster prone countries.  The workshop program included guidance on integrating disaster risk management strategies into Bank-funded social fund and CDD operations, focusing on community engagement in preparedness planning, emergency response and recovery and reconstruction planning.  A new toolkit on "Natural Disaster Management – Improving Readiness of Social Fund/CDD Operations in Managing Response to Natural Disasters" was presented, in addition to country case studies which highlighted operational responses to natural disasters.

 

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Day 1

Introduction and Overview: The CDD and Social Funds Initiative on Community-Based Disaster Risk Management
Workshop overview and background to the initiative – the role of Social Funds and CDD programs in addressing natural disaster risks.

red arrow"Workshop on Building Resilient Communities: Risk Management and Responses to Natural Disasters" by Samantha de Silva

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red arrow"CDD & Disaster Risk Management" by Dan Owen

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Introduction to the CDD/Social Funds Community-based Disaster Management Toolkit
red arrow"Overview of the Toolkit - Structure, Contents and Application" by Cynthia Burton

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Critical Design Issues
Practitioners present their experiences on critical design issues and stages in community-based programs that address disaster preparedness.
red arrow"Community Did It" by George Soraya

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red arrow"Community-based Programs for Disaster Preparedness" by Qazi Azmat Isa

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Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction – Experiences from the Field
This session covers the various stages of design and spectrums of slow onset/fast onset, one-off and recurrent disasters with country experiences.  The presentations provide key lessons learned, achievements and challenges in design and implementation of community-based disaster preparedness initiatives.

red arrow"Malawi Social Action Fund Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Experiences" by Paul Chipeta and Charles Mandala

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red arrow"The Role of Red Cross and Red Crescent in Community Based DRR" by Per Karlsson

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red arrow"Community-based Disaster Response: The Case of Honduras" by Marc Maleika

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Day 2

Disaster Strikes: Community-Based Approaches to Addressing Disaster Relief
This session reviews project design, organizational and implementation issues in mobilizing relief in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters. The session highlights the challenges faced in relief organization, mobilization and delivery and suggests principal pointers for engaging communities.

red arrow"Post-Disaster Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment: PMI-IFRC Experience - Yogyakarta & Central Java Earthquake" by Cynthia Burton

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red arrow "Community-Based Approaches to Addressing Disaster Relief: West Sumatra Indonesia" by Sean Granville-Ross

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Focus on Vulnerability
The presentations highlight vulnerability factors and likely affected groups that can compound the effects of natural disasters.  Gender and disability are examples of broad categories of vulnerability to be discussed.  
red arrow"Disability" by Maria Reina

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red arrow"Gender in Disasters" by Gabrielle Iglesias

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Targeting, Monitoring and Evaluation
This session covers frameworks for results-based monitoring, participatory M&E methodologies, approaches to evaluation and monitoring fund flows. The presenters draw upon their country experiences from Aceh, Pakistan and Malawi.
red arrow"Monitoring Fund Flows" by Victor Bottini

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red arrow"Targeting, Monitoring and Evaluation" by Niaz Muhammad

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Knowledge Sharing Sessions (Part I - Plenary)

red arrow"Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund: Designing a Monitoring System for Large Scale Relief, Community Based Reconstruction & Quick Response" by Kamran Akbar

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red arrow"PPAF MIS Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Project" by Kamran Akbar

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Knowledge Sharing Sessions (Part II)
red arrow"The Malawi National Social Protection Policy" by Harry Mwamlima and Cyrus Jeke

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red arrow"Menace of Flood and Erosion in the Niger Delta of Nigeria" by Irene Ibifuro Jumbo-Ibeakuzie

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Day 3

Limiting Governance Risks: Fiduciary Requirements in Disaster Management
The session provides an overview of O.P/B.P. 8.00 ‘Rapid Response to Crises and Emergencies’; financing and fiduciary issues for social fund/CDD operations in the wake of a disaster, and treatment of World Bank Safeguards.

red arrow"Mainstreaming Safeguards in Community Based Intervention as a Disaster Management Mechanism: Lessons from the Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project" by Peter Papka

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red arrow"Limiting Governance Risks: Fiduciary Requirements in Disaster Management - CDD Projects" by Unggul Suprayitno

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Is there Method in the Madness? Strategies for Coordination
Multi-agency/stakeholder coordination is vital at all stages of a disaster. The panelists discuss salient coordination concerns for donors, national and local governments and civil society and disaster risk management coordination structures.
red arrow"Stakeholder Coordination in Natural Disasters" by John Wall

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red arrow"Disaster Risk Management Coordination Structures in Malawi" by Lilian Ng’oma and Harry Mwamlima

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Parallel Sessions
Session A: Politics of Disaster Risk Management
red arrow"Politics of Disaster Risk Management" by Claudine Haenni

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Session B: Managing Disaster Risks in Conflict Contexts
red arrow"Managing Risks in Conflict Contexts" by Victor Bottini

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red arrow"CDD in Disaster Management - A Sri Lankan Perspective" by Seenithamby Manoharan

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Day 4

Part I: Cash Transfer Programs
Natural disasters have long term consequences relating to livelihoods. An effective safety net program should identify those affected by a transitory shock, devise flexible means of financing responses to them and develop mechanisms for scaling up and down quickly. This session explores flexible targeting and cash transfer interventions.
red arrow"Role of Cash Transfers and Other Social Safety Nets After a Disaster" by Carlo del Ninno

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red arrow"Breaking the Cycle of Relief: Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme" by Endashaw Tadesse

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Part II: Insurance
Poor access to credit and uninsured risk has far reaching consequences for rural growth as well as poverty reduction. This session looks at the case of Afat Vimo’ (disaster insurance) - a community based risk transfer scheme, followed by a discussion on the role of micro-finance in disaster risk management.
red arrow"Risk Transfer Options for Poor and Vulnerable" by Mehul Pandya (includes questions & answers)

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Part III: Microfinance
This session provides an introduction to microfinance schemes and explores the role of microfinance in disaster risk reduction.
red arrow"CGAP" by Evelyn Stark

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