Smart Policies and Practices for Shared Prosperity

Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM), CAMBODIA

The Project supports the Government to undertake structural and non-structural measures to prepare for and manage disaster risks linked to floods and droughts. Community based disaster risk management (CBDRM) forms an important strategy for enhancing the impact of the structural investments supported by the Project. In each of the communities where infrastructure development is undertaken, CBDRM actions are implemented to ensure that communities are able to obtain the full benefit from the improved water control infrastructure and improved flood warnings. Community–driven flood and drought risk reduction measures will be implemented based on participatory local level disaster risk reduction and management plans.



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Asian Development Bank

Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology (MOWRAM) - CAM

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Description of actual services provided in the assignment

The project provides support to seven major tasks (i) Train Provincial, District, Commune and Village level participants from selected areas in flood and drought risk assessment; and analyze, prioritize, define and implementlocally appropriate flood and drought risk management measures;(ii) Develop, use and update Safer Village and Commune Plans; (iii) Implement Community-driven flood and drought risk reduction measuresin all selected communes; (iv) Organize local level coordination committees and manage the CBDRM implementation; (v) Provide technical assistance to the CoordinationCommittees; (vi) Recruit and train local facilitators to support village and commune planning and implement risk reduction strategies in participating communes and (vii) Formulate and implement aCBDRM model in the project area.