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Community Engagement

 

According to the United Nations, resilience means the ability of a system, community, or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to, and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner, including through the preservation and restoration of its essential basic structures and functions. In relation to disaster, community resilience is the ability of a community to anticipate risk, limit the impact, and recover quickly in the face of disaster. To enhance community resilience towards disaster preparedness, it requires strong community engagement.