Drought Mitigation in Rajasthan, India, Oxfam GB:Over a period of 4 years from 2006 to 2009, RedR India in partnership with Oxfam GB was instrumental in facilitating a comprehensive drought mitigation program in western districts of Rajasthan. RedR India worked in partnership with several local civil society organizations in Rajasthan towards a drought mitigation and livelihood programme centering on water security. This work was then complemented with local level contingency planning to enhance preparedness and complement the mitigation measures undertaken to reduce risk from seasonal droughts. The key objectives met were improved water security, improved food security, increased participation of vulnerable groups in particular women, and creation of a replicable model for advocacy on drought risk reduction.
Positive Community Impact DRR Toolkit 2012-13: In 2012 RedR India supported Positive Community Impact (PCI) in creating a toolkit covering various aspects of Disaster Risk Management in general and with specific context of India. The toolkit had 3 main sections, the first of which provided inputs and insights on how disasters impact human lives and the process of development, touching upon the evolution of thought process in the DM Sector. The second section included information on the existing policies, frameworks, structures and mechanisms for enabling optimum DRM. The third section described in detail, the activities for DRM like risk vulnerability and capacity mapping, risk reduction and transfer, preparation of VDMP, Block and District level disaster management plans, formation of task forces at village and ward levels, capacity building and Needs Assessment and planning for activities post disaster. This toolkit was to be used by PCI in the process of bringing the government, private sector, educational institutions and NGOs together to reduce disaster risk and enhance local response networks on DRR.
Maharashtra Drought Mitigation, SEEDS India: In 2013, RedR India supported SEEDS in building drought resilience, focusing on WASH risks, of communities in Beed, a district of Maharashtra. RedR India provided technical support with the deployment of three WASH specialists for the construction and implementation of a pipe network for well recharge, community toilets and sanitation as well as for rainwater harvesting. This was complemented with a hygiene promotion component focusing on community mobilization and action.
PDNA Tools Development and Training – UNDP Afghanistan: RedR India in association with UNDP Afghanistan undertook an exercise to develop through a consultative process tools for Post Disaster Needs Assessment for the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of Government of Afghanistan. As a part of the development and rollout plan, RedR India conducted a pilot and master trainer workshop on the tool which was then shared and applied across the country by the ministry and UNDP to set up a standardized and structured Needs Assessment mechanism and process.
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