Demonstrating community capacity to program and manage Community Disaster Resilience Fund (CDRF) in India

This report is the summary of a project implemented in Orissa, India which aims to carry out a resilience process at community level in order to bring local priorities and capacities of disaster prone vulnerable communities to disaster risk reduction programming. It reports on activities that link community livelihoods and support at-risk communities' socio-cultural-economical and ecological safety, security and acceleration of sustainability. Its purpose is to demonstrate community-led initiatives in disaster risk reduction; initiatives that are designed by communities and which enable them to increase their awareness of their vulnerabilities and to address these vulnerabilities through collective risk mapping, identification of priorities, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.