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Disaster Preparedness and Response Resources for Nonprofits in Asia


Resources from Give2Asia for Asia-Pacific nonprofits and community-based organizations working on disaster preparedness and response.

This page provides disaster preparedness, response, and resilience resources created and identified through Give2Asia’s 5-year NGO Disaster Preparedness Program. To learn more about Give2Asia’s current disaster response programs, visit our Disaster Relief Grants and Services page or explore our DisasterLink Network.

Webinars 

Webinar: Role of Local NGOs in DRR and Community of Practice Launch 

IIRR and Give2Asia, with the support of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, hosted the first webinar series for the NGO Disaster Preparedness Program (NGODPP). In this session, panelists discussed the role of local NGOs in disaster risk reduction and shared details about NGODPP’s Community of Practice. The program’s website was also officially launched. 

Webinar on Policy Advocacy and Movement Building for Disaster Preparedness 

This webinar aims to create awareness, generate discussion and share experiences on policy advocacy and movement building so that NGOs can effectively scale their local DRR initiatives and ultimately influence policy decision making.  

Fundraising for Disaster Preparedness 

This webinar aims to provide the participants knowledge about current trends and challenges in mobilizing resources and investments to support community-led disaster preparedness programs. Speakers will share their experiences in successful fund-raising initiatives with various donors. 

Facilitating Inclusion in Disaster Preparedness 

This webinar aims to help participants identifying essential criteria in creating an inclusive planning team that recognizes the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in vulnerable communities; and analyze and design meaningful inclusion of vulnerable sectors in the disaster preparedness project that shares mutual understanding, cultural competence, effective communication, and inclusive practices and strategies. 

Manuals & Publications 

Donor Perspectives & Readiness For Disaster Preparedness Funding: Opportunities & Challenges for Philanthropy in Building Community Resilience 

This work has helped Give2Asia to identify specific CBO partners as part of an extensive effort to make Disaster Preparedness a larger part of the portfolio of international philanthropists and corporate foundations. 

Building Community Resilience: Mapping the Journey of Local Community-based NGOs in Developing Sustainable Preparedness Programs 

Building community resilience is the process of strengthening capacities of individuals, communities, governments, and other social systems to manage natural disasters effectively in order to minimize losses, and “bounce back” in the shortest possible time. 

Disaster Vulnerability & Donor Opportunities in South and Southeast Asia 

The paper outlines opportunities for donors of all kinds to support disaster preparedness and risk reduction programs in those countries. Finally, it offers strategic advice for donors to make the most impact with each investment, and how to integrate resilience into current strategies. 

Innovating with Communities for Disaster Preparedness: A Practical Guide for CBOs 

This guidebook on Innovating with Communities for Disaster Preparedness: A Practical Guide for CBOs was produced to build the capacity of CoP members in developing innovative solutions that coherently integrate local knowledge and new technologies to address the challenges they face in Disaster Risk Reduction. 

Policy Advocacy and Movement Building: Engaging Governments and Civil Society for Disaster Preparedness – A Practical Guide for CBOs 

Policy Advocacy and Movement Building: Engaging Governments and Civil Society for Disaster Preparedness – A Practical Guide for CBOs Get It Now This guidebook on Engaging Governments and Civil Society for Disaster Preparedness was produced to assist local organizations in Asia in understanding the current policy landscape for DRR and their pivotal role in crafting effective DRR policies that promote safe and resilient communities. 

Disaster Landscape Study: Timor-Leste 

Comprehensive research on the vulnerable disaster landscape in Timor-Leste, a small post-conflict state which is still establishing its footing after independence in 2002, reveals insights that apply to many other states in the region. 

Fundraising for Community Preparedness: A Practical Guide for CBOs 

This guidebook on Fundraising for Community Preparedness: A Practical Guide for CBOs was produced to build the capacity of CoP members on resource mobilization to support their community-led disaster preparedness programs. IIRR and Give2Asia hope that this guidebook will help CBOs in Asia to enhance their fundraising skills so they can continue to be the primary catalysts for community resilience. 

Perceptions of Disaster Resilience and Preparedness in the Philippines 

This provides findings from a nationwide household survey in the Philippines addressing disaster resilience and preparedness.  

Leaving No One Behind: Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Hearts of Sustainable Development 

This is the United Nations System Shared Framework for Action. It provides guidance to the United Nations system organizations, their staff, and other interested stakeholders who are aiming for a more equal world. It encourages respect for human rights, including the principle of equality and non-discrimination for all people. 

Guidebook on Community Disaster Preparedness 

As part of the NGODPP, this guidebook is produced to provide practical guidelines and tools to local organizations on designing and implementing community-led disaster risk reduction and preparedness programs. The contents are collected from various sources including those from IIRR. 

Facilitating Inclusion in Disaster Preparedness: A Practical Guide for CBOs 

This guidebook on Facilitating Inclusion in Disaster Preparedness: A Practical Guide for CBOs was produced to build the capacity of CoP members on inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). IIRR and Give2Asia hope that this guidebook will help CBOs in Asia make their disaster preparedness programs more inclusive and sensitive to the needs of vulnerable groups in communities. 

Impact Stories and Videos

GDFI: Livelihoods Strengthening 

Give2Asia has partnered with Guiuan Development Foundation Inc (GDFI) to build sustainable programming around disaster preparedness. 

AOSED: Tech for Fishing Communities 

AOSED is an organization for Socio Economic Development is in the midst of a multi-year project to form climate-resilient communities that are equipped with new technology, educational tools, disaster response strategies, and livelihood initiatives that integrate women and families into development programming. 

BEDS: Disaster Education 

Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) is helping communities in the Sundarbans secure their livelihoods and build resilience against recurrent cyclones. 

The Overlooked Potential of Disaster Risk Programming 

With a simple change to the timing and philosophy of your donation – sending aid directly to those in need before a disaster strikes them – you could have a dramatically greater impact. 

Shontoug Foundation: Learning Farms 

Shontoug Foundation is now addressing these new challenges with “learning farms” that spread knowledge of climate-resilient crops. 

BEDS Conducts Training to Build the Disaster Preparedness of Sundarban’s Vulnerable Communities 

Since May 2018, Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS), Give2Asia, and IIRR collaborated to implement a project that will increase the Disaster Preparedness Capacity of the Sundarbans coastal communities. The project aims to reduce their vulnerability by providing the communities with skills on signalling, vulnerability assessment, embankment protection, and increasing community awareness on their roles and responsibilities in pre, post and during disaster etc. 

Promoting ICT Facilities in Developing Early Warning Response Mechanisms for Cyclone-Exposed Seagoing Fishers in Southwest Bangladesh 

SAFER is the first project in the region that developed an early response mechanism for fishermen. Local government institutions have allocated resources to ensure the safety and security of vulnerable fisher communities. Poor fishermen were empowered to express their needs to relevant authorities and to increase their access in obtaining social services. 

Reducing Climate Change Hazards in the Sundarbans Rural Communities in Bangladesh 

To solve major problems in the Sundarbans coastal communities while preserving nature and achieving sustainable development, BEDS worked with other NGOs to pilot the Eco Village Project in three villages in Banishanta Union. With the installation of solar stations and provision of solar lamps, light is provided to more than 17 villages and electricity is now available in schools and other establishments. 

Prospect Activity Update (Timor Leste)

The PROSPECT is a local and Non-government organization in Timor Leste which started in 2006. The next plan of activity is to conduct capacity building on Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) to community leaders and community volunteers in Muapitine Village. 

Engaging Youth Volunteers for DRR 

Learn how the Himalayan Climate Initiative mobilizes national volunteers for disaster preparedness and sustainable development. The Initiative engages and educates youth volunteers who help demonstrate and advocate resiliency among community members.  

Mobilizing Local Villagers for DRR and Preparedness in Bali, Indonesia 

The Foundation aims to bridge the gap between the community and the government hence encouraging community participation in tackling social issues. In disaster preparedness, community members mostly have the knowledge on how to address this. 

Building Resilient Coastal Communities: Building Back Better Maliwaliw in Eastern Visayas in the Philippines 

GDFI conducted disaster risk reduction seminars to strengthen the sense of community and hazard preparedness of the villagers of Maliwaliw. A shelter project was implemented wherein shelters were designed to withstand disaster and provide sustainable shelter to the villagers. Coastal greenbelt trainings were also conducted. 

Enhancing Climate Change Resilience and Food Sustainability of Indigenous People in the Cordillera Region in the Philippines 

Shontoug Foundation facilitated the formation of a village-managed Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Hub that focuses on disaster preparedness activities. With the strengthening of their resilience to climate change and their capacity to be food secure, the villagers became empowered and enabled to voice their plans and concerns to the proper authorities. They were able to advocate to the village officials the integration of disaster preparedness into the village annual development planning and budget. 

More Resources posts

Donor Perspectives & Readiness For Disaster Preparedness Funding: Opportunities & Challenges for Philanthropy in Building Community Resilience

Give2Asia has partnered with community-based organizations (CBOs) in South and Southeast Asia to understand best practices and learnings for locally-led disaster preparedness and community resilience.

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Building Community Resilience: Mapping the Journey of Local Community-based NGOs in Developing Sustainable Preparedness Programs

Building community resilience is the process of strengthening capacities of individuals, communities, governments, and other social systems to manage natural disasters effectively in order to minimize losses, and “bounce back” in the shortest possible time.

Read More

Disaster Vulnerability & Donor Opportunities in South and Southeast Asia

The paper outlines opportunities for donors of all kinds to support disaster preparedness and risk reduction programs in those countries.

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