Solution: Local level risk reduction is the local component of the overall disaster risk management (DRM) system, which along with regional and national components builds the national DRR system as a whole.
Goals and Objectives: Local Level Risk Management methodology is a full compilation of tools and procedures designed for community based risk informed development. It aimed for:
- Development and provision of an advisory and comprehensive common manual (format) for planning and implementation of DRR activities,
- Promotion of DRR decentralization in accordance with Hyogo Framework for Action, ensuring DRR coordination and integration into local development programs,
- Promotion of the community disaster risk certification process and implementation of activities arising from it.
Implementation: The solution was developed by UNDP and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Republic of Armenia in cooperation with UNICEF, Armenian Red Cross society and World Vision Armenia and introduced with a special attention to building local level risk reduction culture.
LLRM is a consolidation of key data and conclusions on community specific risks and priority solutions obtained in the result of vulnerability and capacity assessment and planning exercise with indication of possible funding sources and sectors, where these sectors can be accommodated.
The solution was tested in 40 communities by UNDP in 2012-2015 through testing and adaptation of the widely used similar tools and serving as a diagnostic and advisory tool for community risk informed development and mechanism for implementation of the National Strategy on DRR.
Achievements: Nowadays, the LLRM module is a common format used in Armenia approved by DRR National Platform (DRR NP) and applied by all organizations involved in local level risk identification and reduction processes as a standard module and more than 200 communities have been assessed.
LLRM may be further developed, reviewed or amended based in its application peculiarities, further practice in DRR and other fields, relations between the DRR national system development projects and the necessity for coordination. UNDP is working with the MoES to upgrade the methodology to interlink it with SDG and Sendai Framework for DRR and then to provide to the Government for adoption. Further implementation of LLRM will insure the community based risk informed planning and budgeting.
Replication: The solution can be replicated in countries in need to enhance the local disaster risk management system.
Ministry of Emergency Situations of Republic of Armenia, UNICEF, Armenian Red Cross society, World Vision Armenia
$800-1000 (depending on how far and how big the region is)
Contact person: Armen Chillingaryan, DRR Program Coordinator
Phone number:+374 60 530000