The Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship Program has released three knowledge briefs on urban disaster risk and vulnerability under global environmental change. The knowledge briefs are outputs from competitive grants on topics ranging from the creation and testing of a decision support system in the Philippines, an analysis of the linkage between urbanization and disaster in India, and validation of a framework for school-community collaboration for coastal community resilience.
This knowledge brief, “Exploring the Existing School-Community Network and Enabling Environment for Enhancing Community Resilience to Disaster” was written by PARR Fellow, Rina Suryani Oktari, describing her work in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The brief evaluates the school-based disaster
preparedness program. It explores the existing network and enabling environment by identifying the network actors, strength of their relationships, and opportunities, challenges, and factors influencing strengthening of the network to enhance community disaster resilience.