New Publication: Working Together for Resilience: Linkages between School-Based Disaster Risk Management and Community-Based Disaster Risk Management

Click here to download the project Report HOPE’87 Pakistan, CARE International Pakistan and Sustainability Frontiers announce the publication of Working Together for Resilience, a comprehensive study of the interlinkages between community-based and school-based disaster risk management (CBDRM/SBDRM). The book begins by offering a rationale for locating disaster risk management in communities and by laying out key features of community-based disaster risk management. It then explores school-based disaster risk management as an element of comprehensive school safety and examines its key features. Practical means of interlinking and integrating CBDRM and SBDRM are explored including, amongst others, cross-representation on disaster risk management committees, opening informational flows between school and community disaster management bodies, joint planning mechanisms and processes, giving the community an active role on school-based disaster management bodies, instituting overlapping disaster management capacity building, making the school the hub and laboratory for whole-community disaster risk management, and maximizing the contribution youth and children can make to both CBDRM and SBDRM. The book then lays out six models for implementing and achieving interlinked and integrated CBDRM and SBDRM based, in part, upon interview contributions from key stakeholders. Three of the models concern developing an integrated approach within a specific locality; a fourth looks at a multi-locality school-cluster approach to linking CBDRM and SBDRM; the fifth and sixth models shift the focus to one of vertical interlinking of school and locality level, district level and provincial level disaster risk management efforts. The publication ends with a researched account and analysis of the implementation of the three locally-based models in four village locations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. Authors: David Selby & Fumiyo Kagawa, Sustainability Frontiers. January, 2019


A two days refresher training of district master trainers was conducted in Peshawar, KP. Total number of district master trainers were 22, out of which 12 were female & 10 were male. The training was delivered through PITE master trainers.

Whereas, in district Swat, KPK 5-day ToT on SBDRM was conducted whereas 16 male & 13 female teachers were trained as district master trainers who shall further replicate the same knowledge to school teachers in respective areas.

YES CENTRE – Youth Empowerment through Skills in Pakistan

YES Centre, Multan has completed its 16th batch of skills training for young girls in April, 2018; a total of 391 (329 young girl  & 62 Women Entrepreneurs) have been trained in these 16 batches. 

Young girls along with  women entrepreneurs learned about pattern making, cutting, stitching, embroidery, quality audits, finishing, packaging, labelling. Trainings are inclusive of both theory and hands on training.

Presence of women entrepreneurs has helped young girls to learn from their experiences and to establish contacts; over 75% of young girls have been engaged by  these women entrepreneurs ensuring a sustainable livelihood.