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Manuals | November 20, 2009

Community-Based Disaster Preparedness

A How-To Guide

This guide explains how to implement community-based disaster preparedness programs (CBDP), with tools and recommendations for planning and implementation. The guide focuses on natural disasters such as floods, landslides and cyclones. It is based on experiences in India and South Asia, and can be adapted for other areas if necessary. 


  • Gender as a Cross Cutting Theme
  • Targeting
  • Staff Recruitment & Training
  • CBDP Community Planning Process
  • CBDP Implementation: Common Themes
  • CBDP Implementation: Common Components
  • Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation