Building a Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Process: Case Study of Disaster Risk Communities in Nan Province, Thailand

About research: This research was a second phase study and aimed to (1) building a model process of CBDRM, (2) initiate the CBDRM process in collaboration with communities and (3) debrief on the CBDRM process. This research was comprised of participatory action research (PAR) conducted map making process, interviews, focus group discussion, brainstorming, workshop, participatory observation and questionnaire survey. The outcomes of this research were (1) a community plan for disaster safety communities, (2) community committees, (3) community funds, (4) community leaflet on flood disaster management and (5) community flood risk sign (map)


The sense of kinship and warmth found in the Chula community is priceless and a treasure worth keeping.

Prof. Dr. Pornanong Aramwit Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University