DM.02 Introduction to Community Resilience

Indonesia’s need to address and increase community resilience

Indonesia is widely recognized as one of the world’s more disaster prone areas. The majority of natural disasters in Indonesia occur in remote rural communities that have little or no disaster management infrastructure or community disaster preparedness training. This lack of preparation or training leads to unnecessary suffering, slows the community’s recovery time, and increases the impacts of the disaster. Communities need access to knowledge of how they can maximize use of their own resources and capacities to reduce the risks that they face.

By capacity building these 5 interconnected aspects at the community level the risks posed by disasters can be dramatically reduced

The main components of Community Resilience

IDEP defines community resilience based on John Twigg’s Characteristics of a Disaster-resilient Community. This body of work highlights the importance of 5 main interconnected aspects of community resilience:

Components of Community Resilience:

  • Governance
  • Risk Assessment
  • Knowledge and Education
  • Risk management and vulnerability reduction
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response

About this training

This 6-day workshop covers the principles and practices of Community Resilience (CR) program implementation. The training includes a field study trip to an established Community Resilience initiative on Bali.

This training’s modules include:

  • The basic principles of Community Resilience (CR)
  • Overview of community disaster advocacy
  • Mainstreaming disaster preparedness in communities
  • How to implement community disaster management
  • Hazard, capacity, vulnerability and risk assessment
  • Community disaster management program design
  • Introduction to DRR education

At the completion of this workshop, participants will:

  • The basic principles of Community Resilience
  • How to implement Community Disaster Management
  • Able to design effective Community Resilience programs for local communities
  • Motivated to develop Community Resilience in local communities
  • Disaster hazard, capacity, vulnerability and risk assessment
  • Disaster management advocacy and community resilience program design

IDEP trainings provide you with

Expert trainers: IDEP’s emergency response unit responds to disasters Indonesia wide, working with a network of partners throughout the country. The team has assisted in capacity building disaster risk reduction programs in Bali, Simeulue, NTT, NTB, Aceh and Timor Leste. Our clients and training participants include OXFAM, IOM, SurfAid International, the UN, Care International and others.

Effective training methodology: Participants will be involved in a dynamic and effective learning environment. IDEP trainers use a range of tried and tested techniques, discussion groups, practice sessions, simulations and teamwork activities. Participants should prepare demographic information and maps of their working area prior to joining the workshop, so the training can focus on real life contexts that are relevant and practical to their working areas.

Comprehensive reference materials: IDEP publishes the nationally acclaimed Community Based Disaster Management educational toolkit. This kit includes: a CBDM resource manual, self-help handbook, community education films and related public awareness campaign materials.

As part of this training each participant will receive Indonesian versions of the following materials for use in their areas.
  • Community Based Disaster Management Manual
  • Community Based Disaster Management Resource Book
  • Samples of CBDM public education comic books
  • Disaster Management Facilitator Resources DVD Rom
  • ‘Let’s Get Prepared’ CBDM videos DVD
Materials received at time of registering at the training location
Click here to go to a page with a slide show of excerpts of these materials.Disaster Related Resources


At the completion of the training, participants that have successfully completed 90% or more of the entire course will receive a certificate of participation for the training.

Training costs

For trainings held at the IDEP Training Center the training costs per participant includes:
  • The workshop training fees
  • Resources and training materials provided
  • Accommodation cost in shared room facilities
  • Snacks, tea and coffee during break times
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
For training costs details for all IDEP training please see the IDEP training costs page. Please note: IDEP sponsors three subsidized positions for community participants at each workshop conducted. Where an organization wishes to book out an entire training (minimum 15 places), discounts may apply. Contact us for more details.

For training held on-location at your site, you cover costs for

  • The workshop training fees
  • Costs for IDEP's trainers to travel to and from your location
  • Accommodation and food costs for IDEP trainer's while on site
  • Resources and training materials provided
  • All local costs for training location, participants' food, travel and accommodation as needed
Click here to download a complete flyer with the training application form and more detailed information about this training.

Place and time of the training

For scheduled events of this workshop at the IDEP Training Center in Ubud Bali please go to the schedule of trainings page. For all trainings held at the IDEP Training Center participants will be provided accommodation in simple shared room facilities.

To make an inquiry about hosting this training in your area, contact us to discuss options.

Who this training is for

NGOs, government workers, professionals and individuals. By participating in this training you will build skills to assist communities in your working area to decrease risks, increase resilience and be better prepared to manage disaster. IDEP sponsors three subsidized positions for community participants at each workshop conducted.

Contact Us to apply for this training

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