The StIRRRD Activity Toolkit

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1.0 Disaster Risk Reduction Context and Information Gathering

Setting the Context: Preparing the district to understand DRR for developing a DRR Action Plan.



  • Identify a local government agency to lead the project, e.g. the District DisasterManagement Agency (BPBD).
  • The leader should have a mandate to coordinate other district government agencies(OPDs).
  • The leader should understand local government structures and hierarchies.

Introductory Visit – Engagement

  • Develop an engagement strategy for engagement on DRR with agencies of thedistrict government (OPDs).
  • Key internal stakeholders include all OPDs, District Secretaries, politicians,provincial and central government representatives.
  • Key external stakeholders include the local university, Non-GovernmentOrganisations (NGOs), private sector e.g. local industry and businesses.
  • Set up independent meetings with stakeholders.
  • Hold a one-day introductory workshop, with a focussed group discussion to captureDRR issues. Include a field visit that illustrates a hazard and risk issue.


  • Set up the project administration, including gaining political endorsement.
  • A letter of support/endorsement or MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) are common meaningful instruments.

Build a District Disaster Risk Reduction Profile

  • Describe the district in terms of: socio-cultural, economic, built and natural environments, as well as DRR capability.
  • Collate as much information as possible in an extended profile using various source of information and an iterative approach.
  • Distil into a draft two-page summary with key issues.
  • Invite review and comment from the stakeholders.
  • Develop a plan with the District to modify and update the Profile.

Activity Resources and Instruments


Case study examples

Strengthened Indonesian Resilience – Reducing Risk from Disasters

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