Regional: Support to Community-Based Disaster Risk Management in Southeast Asia
The TA will support implementation of innovative ideas and scaling up of community-based disaster risk management interventions through small grant subprojects designed to provide valuable direct assistance to local governments and civil society organizations engaged in community-based and gender focused DRM. Depending on the topic of the subprojects, the TA will encourage strengthening partnerships with regional centres for excellence on disaster risk management. Results of such interventions are expected to encourage greater participation of communities in DRM; increase engagement of local authorities and civil society organizations in strengthening community resilience; and greater investment in regional or trans-boundary community-based disaster risk management. The TA will also support peer-to-peer learning among grassroots organizations, women's groups, civil society organizations and local governments on community-based disaster risk management.
Sinha Roy, Arghya
Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department
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- Technical Assistance
- Public sector management
|Project Name||Support to Community-Based Disaster Risk Management in Southeast Asia|
|Country / Economy||Regional
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation
Public sector management / Social protection initiatives
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The TA will support implementation of innovative ideas and scaling up of community-based disaster risk management interventions through small grant subprojects designed to provide valuable direct assistance to local governments and civil society organizations engaged in community-based and gender focused DRM. Depending on the topic of the subprojects, the TA will encourage strengthening partnerships with regional centres for excellence on disaster risk management. Results of such interventions are expected to encourage greater participation of communities in DRM; increase engagement of local authorities and civil society organizations in strengthening community resilience; and greater investment in regional or trans-boundary community-based disaster risk management. The TA will also support peer-to-peer learning among grassroots organizations, women's groups, civil society organizations and local governments on community-based disaster risk management.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Natural hazards continue to cause significant loss of life and property in Asia and the Pacific. The picture becomes even bleaker when one takes into account impacts of disasters on the local communities, trapping large numbers of people into a cycle of poverty and disaster as livelihoods are set back again and again. Thus it is essential to manage disaster risk at the local level, involving the communities in planning, implementation and monitoring of interventions. It is also necessary to have an enabling environment to support community-based disaster risk management, through policy and legislative frameworks; incentives; information management systems; and capacity strengthening of both communities and technical line agencies at the local level. Accordingly, the Yogyakarta Declaration on Disaster Risk Reduction adopted at the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in October 2012, calls on disaster risk management stakeholders to build community resilience by replicating and scaling up successful community-based disaster risk reduction initiatives. So too, the Work Program of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER), aims at supporting community-based approaches on disaster risk management through its flagship programme on prevention and mitigation.
Community-based disaster risk management is not new to the region. However, in practice it has often been limited to stand-alone pilot projects focusing on improving community preparedness and response capacity, and has not necessarily embedded disaster resilience within wider community-based development interventions. Thus, moving ahead, it is essential to engage risk-prone communities in a dialogue with government and civil society organizations engaged in local development; and to jointly identify root causes of disaster risk, prioritize actions, mobilize resources, and undertake implementation. Such participatory process can help identify innovative solutions to complex issues, often in the case of natural hazards crossing administrative boundaries and sectors; establish partnerships to scale up implementation; empower vulnerable populations; and improve accountability.
The Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRM) Fund, established by ADB, has prioritized support for innovative regional solutions on community-based and gender focused disaster risk management that adopt a participatory approach; have high demonstration value; have good potential for replication and scalability; and engage strongly with the civil society. This R-CDTA is proposed to be supported through the IDRM Fund and will support the implementation of innovative ideas and scaling-up of regional solutions on community-based and gender-focused disaster risk management in Southeast Asia.
|Impact||Increased demand for investments on strengthening disaster resilience at community level in selected Southeast Asian DMCs.|
|Description of Outcome||Access to and use of community-based and gender-focused DRM knowledge by local governments and civil society organizations in selected Southeast Asian DMCs|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The TA identified and developed tools and approaches for strengthening community disaster resilience at scale. All tools developed under the TA explicitly focused on vulnerable groups, particularly women.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Community-based DRM interventions in selected Southeast Asian DMCs
2. Knowledge sharing of innovative solutions on community-based DRM
3. Guidance on scaling-up community-based DRM
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1. The TA supported the implementation of five subprojects on community-based DRM. The subprojects were implemented in Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam and focused on testing innovative tools, products, and approaches for strengthening resilience at the community level. The subprojects were completed September 2017.
2. The TA supported a subproject on peer-to-peer learning for strengthening community resilience. The subproject was implemented in Myanmar, Lao PDR, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam and was directly contributing to the implementation of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response Work Programme. The subproject was completed by September 2017.
3. The TA supported the development of three guidelines which aimed at scaling up community-based DRM. The guidelines included (i) scaling up community disaster resilience through community-driven development programs; (ii) strengthening community resilience through social protection programs; and (iii) strengthening resilience through community-level infrastructure. The guidelines were finalized September 2017.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sinha Roy, Arghya|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDCD|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||08 Aug 2013|
|Approval||09 Dec 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||08 Feb 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 Dec 2013||-||09 Dec 2013||29 Feb 2016||30 Sep 2017||15 Feb 2018|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,750,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,750,000.00||01 Apr 2022||1,357,243.10|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Scaling Up Resilience-Building Measures through Community-Driven Development Projects: Guidance Note||Reports||Sep 2018|
|Strengthening Resilience through Social Protection Programs: Guidance Note||Guides||Mar 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Support to Community-Based Disaster Risk Management in Southeast Asia - Transformational Change in the Context of Community Resilience||Individual - Consulting||Closed||08 Aug 2017||14 Aug 2017|
|Support to Community-Based Disaster Risk Management in Southeast Asia - Workshop Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||05 Aug 2017||11 Aug 2017|
|Support to Community-Based Disaster Risk Management in Southeast Asia (Disaster and Climate Change Specialist)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||01 Jul 2017||07 Jul 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 8570||15 Apr 2016||Oxfam (United Kingdom) | Oxfam House, John Smith Drive Oxford OX4 2JY United Kingdom||Asian Development Bank||248,100.00||—|
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