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Safer Cities 2: Coping with Flood in Cambodian Communities ADPC: Safer Cities 2: Coping with Flood in Cambodian Communities

Published on: 06/30/2002

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Resilient Cities and Urban Management

Type: Impact Stories and Case Studies

File size: 1.46 MB

 

Publication Overview/Description

This case study, the first of a two-part series, is derived from the experience of the Community-Based
Flood Mitigation and Preparedness Project (CBFMP) (1998-2001). It features the development of an organizational framework for flood vulnerability reduction in 23 Cambodian villages. The step-by-step process by which this was achieved involved: (1) selecting project sites, targeting most vulnerable communities (2) selecting community members as volunteers and training them to work with communities in reducing vulnerabilities; (3) organizing communities and establishing Community-Based Disaster Management Committees (CBDMCs) as a coordinating body; and (4) identifying, estimating and ranking local disaster risks through risk mapping. Building the capacities of
communities to mitigate, prepare for and respond to disaster in a self-reliant and cooperative manner is
emphasized.