This five-day course equips DRR project coordinators and managers to gain knowledge and skills for managing CBDRM programmes. Emphasizing on community participation, this training course provides knowledge about guiding frameworks and approaches to CBDRM programming on one hand and provides opportunities to discuss linkages of CBDRM with sustainable livelihood, culture of prevention and disaster development linkages. This course also orients participants with the skills of participatory risk assessment, risk analysis and risk reduction planning. One-day fieldwork followed by the group work exercise on participatory risk assessment and risk reduction planning exposes participants to interaction and learning with at risk communities.
This course acts as a forward planning process in which scenarios and objectives are agreed, managerial and technical actions defined, and potential response systems put in place in order to prevent, or better respond to, an emergency or critical situation. RedR India has developed three-days module which equips participants to develop organizational level contingency plan through a four step process. The training is facilitated using mixed methods including pre-training data gathering, interactive power-point presentations and a write-shop during which participants conduct contextual analysis of their own operational area for identifying disaster risks, collectively agree and prioritise scenarios and develop rapid response plans. This training is can then be followed up by the technical support to the participating organisations to develop and finalise organization level contingency plans.
In community based disaster risk management process, organizing and strengthening community capacities are considered a key factor in reducing the losses of life and property with communities as first responders. This 5-10 days training course with segregated individual capsules of 1 to 2 days each is conducted with:
1) Middle level functionaries involved in implementing and coordinating CBDRM programmes
2) Community leaders, volunteers and youth involved in managing village level task forces.
The course primarily covers knowledge elements about role of communities in responding to the disaster situation, key considerations in planning and conducting response with special reference to Sphere standards and managing coordination with government and other stakeholders during response.
The course capsules also deal with knowledge and skills building with regards to early warning dissemination, search and rescue operations, basics of first aid and managing relief camps The training methodology involves hands-on demonstration and practical exercises on delivering effective warning messages using megaphones and other tools, use of ropes for rescue operations, transportation of injured persons using improvised materials, basic life skills techniques like CPR, choking, treatment of burns, snake bites, handling factures, bleeding, bruises, fire-fighting and rescue. There is also a component on setting up of temporary shelters, camp layout and relief management processes with special emphasis on protection and gender issues.
The capsules can also be customized for teachers and education department officials who are involved in ensuring safety of children in schools.
Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk and investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience are the second and third priority actions of Sendai Framework for DRR. It is believed that these priorities are best achieved by mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in development planning. This four-days generic MDRR course equips government and nongovernmental development planners to integrate disaster risks in development programming. This course orients participants to understand global frameworks including SFDRR, SDGs and legal framework with special reference to linkages with resilience. The second part of the course covers HVCA with reference to key social sectors. This part also provides an overview of various technological tools for HVCA at macro, meso and micro level. Last part of the course orients participants with the knowledge about risk informed development planning for key social sectors including food security and nutrition, WASH, health and education. A table top simulation exercise helps participants to work on a scenario for designing risk informed development plan. This course can also be customized for sector specific MDRR learning and practice.
5. Urban Disaster Risk Reduction (UDRR)
Rapid urbanisation and climate change are amongst the most significant phenomena of the 21st century. In 2010, for the first time in human history the number of global urban inhabitants outnumbered the rural inhabitants. Urban sprawl and unplanned urbanisation as consequences of improper development accumulate extensive risks which threaten life, property and dignity of millions of people around the world. Many CSOs by understanding this reality have taken initiatives for Urban Risk Reduction. RedR India in collaboration with SEEDS India have developed four days training module on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction that equips middle level functionaries of CSO for developing multidimensional programmes and projects for UDRR. The first part of the training course orients participants with the knowledge and perspectives to understand Urbanization as a complex and dynamic phenomenon with special reference to climate change and disaster risks. Using practice based examples the course discusses tools and techniques for urban risk assessment and a range of strategies and actions for UDRR. Towards the end of the course a scenario based exercise helps participants to design a project for UDRR.
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