The process in which local actors (citizens, communities, government, non-profit organizations, institutions, and businesses) engage in and have ownership of the identification, analysis, evaluation, monitoring, and treatment of disaster risk and disasters, through measures that reduce or anticipate hazard, exposure, or vulnerability; transfer risk; improve disaster response and recovery; and promote an overall increase in capacities. Ldrm normally requires coordination with and support from external actors at the regional, national, or international levels. Community-based disaster risk management is a subset of ldrm where community members and organizations are in the center of decisionmaking | Source: IPCC

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