This paper replaces the 2005 Approaches to Risk Reduction paper. It is based on the ten years of accumulated experience amassed in Concern since then and seeks to guide our programmes in how to help poor and vulnerable communities manage disaster risk.
It is aimed primarily at Concern and partner staff and can be regarded as our formal policy on DRR. As community resilience is an outcome of DRR, this paper is the foundation of Concern’s guidance on how to design and implement community resilience programmes.
The paper also includes a pull-out summary as a policy guide to Concern’s approach to DRR.