Reducing risk of disaster in our communities
by Paul Venton and Bob HansfordEditor: Rachel BlackmanDesign: WingfingerThe authors wish to thank Professor Ian Davis forallowing the use of his disaster models in this book andfor reviewing the book so thoroughly and providinghelpful comments. Marcus Oxley had the original ideafor the PADR tool. The authors wish to acknowledge hiscommitment to, and enthusiasm for, the production ofthis book. Thanks to Tearfund partners EFICOR andDiscipleship Centre in India, who committed a lot of timeand energy to the development of the PADR tool. Thanksalso to Lorna Victoria, Dewi Hughes, AIDTS, Tearfundpartners and Tearfund staff for contributing case studies,reviewing drafts and field testing this book.Knowing how Tearfund’s publications are used bypartners and other organisations helps us to improvethe quality of future publications. If you wish to givefeedback on this book, please write to Tearfund ore-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgOther titles in the ROOTS series are:
ROOTS 1 and 2 – Advocacy toolkitA set of two separate books:
(ROOTS 1) and
Practical action in advocacy
(ROOTS 2).Available only as a set.
ROOTS 3 –
.An organisational assessment tool to enableorganisations to identify their capacity-building needs.
ROOTS 4 –
Peace-building within our communities
.Learning points taken from case studies of Tearfundpartners who have been involved in encouraging peaceand reconciliation in communities.
ROOTS 5 –
Project cycle management
. Looks at theprocess of planning and managing projects using theproject cycle. Describes planning tools such as needsand capacity assessments and stakeholder analysisand shows clearly how to develop a logical framework.
ROOTS 6 –
Shows how to develop afundraising strategy and contains ideas to helporganisations diversify their funding base.
ROOTS 7 –
. Looks at theimportance of including children in community life andin project planning, implementation and evaluation.
ROOTS 8 –
HIV and AIDS: taking action.
Looks at howChristian development organisations can respond tothe challenges brought by HIV and AIDS, such asreducing their impact, preventing the spread of HIVand addressing HIV and AIDS issues withinorganisations.All are available in English, French, Spanish andPortuguese.For further details write to Resources Development,PO Box 200, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4WQ, UK,or e-mail: email@example.com© Tearfund 2006ISBN 1 904364 59 4Published by Tearfund. A company limited by guarantee.Registered in England No 994339.Registered Charity No 265464.Tearfund is an evangelical Christian relief anddevelopment agency working through local partnersto bring help and hope to communities in need aroundthe world.Tearfund, 100 Church Road, Teddington,TW11 8QE, UKTel: +44 (0)20 8977 9144E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWeb: www.tearfund.org/tilz