Enhance community capacity in Community-based Disaster Risk Management planning and implementation project (BRICK II)

The Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) approach is to build people’s capacity of coping with disaster risks and reducing their vulnerability thereby developing safer and more resilient communities. This ADH-funded project, so-titled Enhance community capacity in Community-based Disaster Risk Management planning and implementation (or abbreviated as BRICK II) employs the CBDRM approach and  takes place in 3 distinctive locations: Can Tho, Binh Thuan and Bac Kan. This is the first joint-effort of 3 organizations, in which ADRA pioneers in disability inclusion, World Vision takes lead in initiatives with children and CARE focuses on women.

According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), there are 5.3 million persons with disabilities (6% of the population) in Vietnam, of whom 14% are sight impaired. The care and protection for people with disabilities have become a growing concern in Vietnam. In October 22, 2007, Vietnam signed the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, recognizing the right of persons with disabilities to education and training so they can develop and become independent. Vietnam’s law on people with disabilities is also enacted in 2011 requiring the disability issues to be addressed in all socio-economic development plans in Vietnam including CBDRM.

Within that context, the ADRA’s component will aim at improving the capacity and participation of the disabled in the CBDRM implementation by proposing disability integration guidelines to apply in the implementation process. This will ease the disabled, related local authority staff, concerned stakeholders and communities to use and apply in their CBDRM implementation.

To achieve the above objective, the component will focus on:

1. Revising and consolidating the existing disability inclusion and integration guidelines in the CBDRM implementation.

2. Capacity building for the disabled and related stakeholders in Binh Thuy district, Can Tho City

3. Piloting the Disability inclusive CBDRM in Binh Thuy district, Can Tho City

4. Lessons learnt dissemination between the project locations and national levels