Thursday, January 22, 2009

Guiding Disaster Preparedness

Align CenterCatholic Relief Services (CRS) has organized a Workshop in order to prepare a "How to Guide" for Community Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) Programs supported by CRS across the Indian sub-continent. The "How to Guide" is to be designed for use by CRS and its Partner organizations for effective implementation of CBDP so that the Guide could set benchmarks and identify best practices that can be used for replication at other places as well.

The sessions have been very heavy... after a long journey that I had from Raiganj to Delhi via Kolkata, reaching at the midnight of 20 Jan. Ms. Amy Hilleboe, Senior Technical Advisior on Disaster Risk Reduction at CRS Headquarters in Baltimore is the main facilitator, and the whole lot of interactive sessions were extremely tiring for the first day, and very useful personally, as I had a lot of opportunities to convey my opinions.

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