This module aims to provide a base structure for workshops to empower local and regional governments (LRGs) with the basic understanding, knowledge, and tools necessary to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and resilience building into their policy cycle, strategies, and development plans. It has been developed to support all relevant stakeholders at the local, regional, and even national levels; such as political leaders, technical public officers in different departments, and local government associations. The module provides the basis for capacity building workshops through a training of trainers’ approach.
The theoretical part of the module is based on lectures, case studies, and additional resources based on the experiences of LRGs and existing research. Interactive exercises aim to facilitate knowledge exchange and build on the theoretical part, providing opportunities for reflection on concepts, as well as the integration of context-specific experiences and knowledge from participants’ own cities and territories. They are designed to allow participants to start using some of the tools explored in the module in order to build resilience and integrate DRR into their daily work.