Sunday, May 22, 2011

Reaching Beyond

I believe I must start regularly writing in my blog. My nephew Arul and friends Kasturi (former CRS State Rep), Shubhra (of CKS), and several other friends from USA and Europe are cursing me for not updating my blog regularly. I must get it on again, and may be spend 30 minutes each week on doing it. That should be fine.

I am now in Patna! The capital of one of the poorest states in the country. I came to give a training to a few NGO staff of UNICEF Bihar State office. The training was in community based disaster risk reduction. Co-facilitating the training led by Praveen Kumar of RedR India was really good. It was an opportunity to learn a lot in facilitation. Praveen is a star trainer in RedR India family. But he had a lot to learn from me as well.... specially in simplifying things relating to analyzing risks and risk reduction planning. I could learn from him some finer points in training skills.

Tomorrow morning... I should be flying to Delhi for a meeting with Sphere India for a discussion on a study towards mainstreaming Education in DRR programming.