Building Resilient Communities: Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR)

Venue: Silang, Cavite

Location: Silang, Cavite, Philippines

Event Date/Time: May 09, 2011 End Date/Time: May 20, 2011
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The global climate systems is in a constant state of flux. Changes in climate patterns are now becoming more evident. Drought affected areas are increasing, heavy precipitation is getting more frequent and typhoons and hurricanes are getting more intense. Disasters wipe out the accumulated gains of development efforts. This course shall focus on the CMDRR framework which establishes the relationship between disaster and development. This framework asserts that disasters can be avoided and the effects of hazards can be reduced by increasing individual's capability and capacity towards survivability and community's capacity towards readiness. The goal of CMDRR is building resilient communities.

Course fee of $2,500 includes tuition fees, full board and accommodation on twin sharing arrangement (single room accommodation can be requested for additional $10 per day of stay), course-related local travel, materials, field and agency visits and airport transfers.

Application forms can be downloaded from the IIRR website ( and sent by email. For further inquiries please contact:

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction
Y.C. James Yen Center, Silang, Cavite 4118 Philippines
Telephone: 63-46-4143216