September 7, 2021 at 1:34 am #5401September 7, 2021 at 1:45 am #5410
You will note from the teaching we carry out on this topic (TST & CBDRM) that I’m a great fan of the TST. Indeed it’s the best tool I have in my toolbox of useful participatory techniques.September 21, 2021 at 1:52 am #5456Participant
The TST ranking tool as a community based tool represent all the community’s or group’s perspective on their own risks, rather than an outside perspective and assumptions.This ranking process is important to the planning and implementing of Community Bases Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) initiatives as it pin points the risks in all their variety, then prioritises them and brings possible processes to preventing and managing the risks and all under the communities own active participation. It is therefore a tool that within the CBDRM process brings about planning for risk reduction that are required while keeping it true to what the community or group sees as the Risks.September 28, 2021 at 1:43 pm #5485Participant
I agree with what you’ve said, Brianna, I can really see this tool as being a really useful and engaging way to encourage community participation. I think it’s a non-confrontational way for everyone to get their ideas ‘on the board’, and can see this working with a lot of different community groups.September 29, 2021 at 2:35 am #5486Participant
I agree too – it’s a fantastic tool for CBDRM. I remember from the ELRHA document in module 2, one of the main principles identified by the practitioners, was listening carefully to the communities affected and engaging with people in an effective way: “talking and listening to women, children, elderly, handicapped and not just the men who claim to represent the group or happen to speak the language” (ELRHA 2010, 32). I think the TST covers all bases in this way – it is an effective method for engaging and listening to a diverse range of a community’s’ members in a way that is accessible to all, especially when there might be language barriers involved.
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