Safe, Resilient Communities: The ACCORD Model
The ACCORd Model for disaster risk reduction was borne out of the experience of implementing the community-based disaster risk reduction called ACCORD (or Strengthening Assets and Capacities of Communities and Local Government Units for Resilience to Disasters) and two follow-up projects: ACCORD-2 and ACCORD-3. Subsequently, ACCORD-3 was incorporated into ASCEND (or Advancing Safer Communities and Environments against Disasters) which is a consortium project between CARE Nederland and Christian Aid. The ACCORD model, however, also the good practices and lessons from the humanitarian response, and other projects of CARE Nederlands and partners in the Philippines. The ACCORD model also draws inspiration from the experiences in DRR of other practitioners in the Philippines and abroad.
The ACCORd Model is constantly evolving, as the organizations behind the model, ACCORD Incorporated, CNDR, CorDis RDS, AADC, and CARE Nederland, strive for quality DRR programming. The ACCORd model makes use of community-based DRR and rights-based approach as the complementary frameworks for disaster risk reduction. Climate change adaptation is being combined with DRR. Sustainable natural resource management is also strongly promoted as a complementary approach, and more recently, the more comprehensive ecosystem management and restoration.
The ACCORd model is being documented and shared on the hopes that, based on specific contexts, it can provide useful knowledge about DRR practices of communities, people’s organizations, local authorities, schools, and other practitioners.
This book has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) under the 7th DIPECHO Action Plan for Southeast Asia. The views expressed herein should not be taken, in any way, to reflect the official opinion of the European Commission.
ECHO us one of the world’s largest providers of financing for humanitarian aid operations. Through its Disaster Preparedness Programme (DIPECHO), it assists vulnerable people living in the main disaster-prone regions of the world in reducing the impact of natural disasters on their lives and livelihoods.