WASH Cluster, Afghanistan: RedR India supported, facilitated and designed the Inter Agency Contingency Planning (IACP) exercise for WASH Cluster in Afghanistan under the stewardship of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development(MRRD). The multi agency work and partnership was supported by Unicef and WHO in Afghanistan under the Regional Emergency Cluster Project through Norwegian Church Aid. The project resulted in an updated WASH cluster interagency contingency plan of multiple actors and was complemented with a learning workshop on rolling out contingency planning at subnational level in Afghanistan for the WASH Cluster.
Management of Mass Gathering Events with Temporary Settlements:India witnesses mass gathering pilgrimage events at different locations throughout the year. RedR India has been called upon by district administrations and Unicef to support with contigency planning and preparedness on WASH and settlement services/solutions at such events over the years. In Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, RedR India undertook an assessment covering structural and non-structural aspects of protecting the pilgrims during peak traffic periods. The assessment and report advised on public communication, safety, medical facilities, command structure for crowd management and provided recommendations for improved management with respect to infrastructure and facilities, route and crowd management, human resources, capacities and communication. In Vaishnodevi, Jammu and Kashmir, RedR India trained the staff on preparedness and response mechanism with respect to Fire, crowd control and landslides. RedR India prepared IEC material, developed training manuals, facilitated mock drills involving all stakeholders and formed disaster management groups at the community level. In 2015/16, RedR India assisted the district administration in planning and delivering the WASH infrastructure at the Gangasagar Mela for healthy and hygienic sanitary/WASH conditions including ensuring a 100% open defecation free event. Alongside assessment and documentation of the existing WASH infrastructure, RedR India focused towards furthering infrastructure by facilitating sanitation ‘service’ chain management, accessibility, security and usability with respect to WASH infrastructure, planning and management of solid waste management as well as hygiene promotion and health communication.
South India Contingency Planning, Oxfam America: In the post Tsunami scenario during 2006 RedR India conducted participatory contingency planning process with 35 Oxfam partners in South India spread across Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and in Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar. The process involved systematic process of consultation with key members of Oxfam partners for contextual analysis, capacity mapping, scenario setting and rapid response planning. The outcome of the project was 35 partner level contingency plans, five state level contingency plans and one capacity building plan.
Uttar Pradesh Contingency Planning, Oxfam Novib: In 2009, RedR India facilitated contingency planning with Oxfam Novib Partners in Uttar Pradesh. The partner level process was facilitated through a workshop at Lucknow which was followed by remote support for contextual analysis, scenario setting and response planning.
Oxfam India Partner Contingency Planning, India: In 2010-11, RedR India designed and implemented a capacity mapping exercise of Oxfam India’s 36 partner organizations across 11 states of India to inform a concomitant process of contingency planning for all partners and Oxfam India. Thereafter, 27 of these partners were taken through the contingency planning process to develop 27 scenario-based contingency plans covering 36 districts, 11 states, 6 hazards. The process of contingency planning involved onsite consultation with partners for contextual analysis, scenario setting and rapid response planning. The process also helped partners to develop data bank of service providers and government agencies who play significant role during response. This also involved regional workshops and provision of remote support for facilitation of this process.
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