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Issue Brief No. 6 – Enhancing Local Resilience in Indonesia

The Role of Minimum Service Standards in Disaster Management (MSS-DM) and Disaster Resilience Villages (DRV) in Disaster Risk Reduction

Local resilience is key in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), for several reasons: First, it enables the creation of tailored strategies that are specifically designed to meet the unique threats and vulnerabilities of each community. Second, such tailored strategies naturally empower local communities, fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility for disaster preparedness and risk reduction. And thirdly, this empowerment enhances knowledge and efficiency including efficient use of local resources. When communities and local authorities are actively involved, they can manage resources more effectively in disaster situations, making this a central aspect of a resilient DRR strategy.