Call For Papers: Community-Based Risk Assessment for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change

The Pujiono Centre for Disaster and Climate Risk Reduction Studies organizes a workshop entitled: “Local Participatory Risk Assessment: Linking Knowledge to Practice” as a side event of the 5th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, scheduled to be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 22 to 25 October 2012.

The proposed workshop is meant to produce substantive recommendations for outputs of the ministerial conference.

This workshop is an opportunity for NGOs and government stakeholders in Asia to share experiences, have the methodological debates, and jointly formulate substantive recommendations to improve the evidence-based risk assessment. Prominent speakers from Bangladesh, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, and Indonesia are expected to deliberate their views.

In preparation of the Workshop the Pujiono Centre intends to publish background papers that will provide the background and substantive content toA�the debates.

You are hereby invited to submit papers to be included in the pre and post Workshop publication. The paper should be:

  1. Documentation of good practices
  2. With the theme of local risk assessment, community based / participatory approach in risk assessment
  3. Between 2000 to 3000 words (about 6 pages, single space, Arial font size 12)
  4. Never been published
  5. Half page description of the submitting organization with contact details
  6. Photos with proper captions are welcome
  7. Proper citations using standard styles
  8. One page disclaimer and authorization: “I hereby declare that this article is authentic and never been published, does not infringe any intellectual property rights. I also hereby authorize, free of charge, the Pujiono Centre to include this in the publication for the Conference”


Paper outline:

  1. Organisational profile (half page max)
  2. Background: context of the risk assessment, place, date, circumstances, proponents
  3. Introduction: the overall framework, intention or purpose of the risk assessment, strengths, limitation
  4. Methodology: conceptual framework, approach, tools, procedures
  5. Process: step-by-step execution of the risk assessment involving participation of local community, local administration and other local stakeholders.
  6. Results: immediate results, utilisation in risk reduction or response planning.
  7. Lessons: evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the approach and methodology.
  8. Conclusion: summary of the good practice.


Please send an abstract between 200 to 300 words abstract/summary (about half page, Arial 12, single space) to the pujiono.centre[at] and Cc to nang.tok[at] by 6 September 2012 at the latest.

If the panel of readers approves your abstract, the Pujiono Centre will notify you to submit the complete manuscript and, as appropriate, pictures by 11 September 2012.

Please find the complete document call for papers attached . For further details please contact:

F. Asisi S. Widanto
Email: nang.tok[at]
Phone: +6281360267130