Significance of CBDRM

Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)

A process of disaster risk management in which at risk communities are actively engaged in identification, analysis, treatment, monitoring and evaluation of disaster risks in order to reduce their vulnerabilities and enhance their capacities.


  1. It is the people in the community that suffer the most, so they deserve to be made a part of Disaster Risk Management activities.
  2. People are the frontline responders in the wake of a disaster, so they must be aware of the problems they can face, the best practices in the field and other issues.
  3. Community based activities are cost-effective.
  4. CBDRM is a sustainable process and can be easily continued with very less resources by the community itself.
  5. The information they collect comes from the first hand so is effective, accurate and precise.
  6. CBDRM approach creates a meeting of bottom-up and top-bottom approaches for an integrated and responsive disaster management system.
  7. CBDRM ensures the prioritization of issues according to the needs and demands of the people.
  8. It is an inclusive decision making process.