Building Safer Communities in South Asia

This case study demonstrates how the 10 flood-prone communities under four districts of Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Sirajganj and Tangail strongly understand the disaster risk reduction concerns related to flood resistant housing. The outcomes and lessons learned highlight that community-based initiatives empower the communities to build on their existing local knowledge and provide confidence to the most vulnerable to explore the long-term benefits of investing small amounts on flood-resistant construction towards making safer homes.