Civil Defence Training at State & Local Levels – Perspective for improved Syllabi & Modalities for Implementation. Background.
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Civil Defence included in Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of InternationalArmed Conflicts (Protocol I), 8 June 1977.
India has agreed to the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015) developed by United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction which aims to build Disaster Resilient Nations & Communities
Significant emphasis is being laid on training responders to build capacities in dealing with Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Conventional weapons.
NCDC has introduced new training techniques based on advanced technical equipment for empowerment of Civil Defence trainers in dealing with natural/ technological disasters.
The Civil Defence Training has tremendous potential to build capacities of the community and develop a Disaster Resilient nation.
There is also potential to further expand the Training objectives in the future looking at the Risk & Vulnerability changes for the community.