Advocacy for DRR

Recognising the importance of advocacy in addressing the root causes of disaster, Tearfund has produced the following resources:

Why advocate for Disaster Risk Reduction? (PDF 175 KB)

This booklet is aimed at organisations which are already involved in disaster risk reduction (DRR) but which have not yet considered an advocacy approach to DRR. The booklet sets out why governments should be held accountable for DRR, and the role of business and civil society.

Turning practice into policy: linking good community-based Disaster Risk Management with government policy and practice (PDF 939 KB)

Turning practice into policy is a resource for DRR practitioners wanting to implementing robust community Disaster Risk Management programmes, and at the same time wanting to ensure that this good practice is replicated and scaled up by their governments. It is divided into two phases. Phase 1 explores community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) good practice, and Phase 2 looks at how to engage with governments.

Advocacy toolkit

Legislation for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction (October 2006) (PDF 1.8 MB)

This report examines the building blocks of successful legislative reform for disaster risk reduction, and presents a detailed account of the reform process in South Africa.

Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction (January 2005) (PDF 258 KB)

A tool to help development organisations measure and monitor progress with mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into their relief and development work.