Making connections: Linking local government with communities and schools

A case study on community-based disaster management and local government capacity building in West Sumatra: This study comes at the conclusion of the PREPARE SumBar program aimed at creating local disaster risk reduction (DRR) synergies by implementing capacity building activities with the local government agencies of two districts of West Sumatra, Indonesia and in twelve schools. This study examines the project and finds preliminary evidence of sustainability, a strong positive impact on local governance, and useful synergies from working simultaneously with districts and their schools and communities to build resilience.