ACTED and Disaster Risk Reduction. Chidambaram. CT Head of programs. Primary foci . Vulnerability focus Addressing drivers of vulnerability Building capacity Impact focus Managing disaster risk Confronting impact. Vulnerabilities .
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ACTED and Disaster Risk Reduction Chidambaram. CT Head of programs
Primary foci • Vulnerability focus • Addressing drivers of vulnerability • Building capacity • Impact focus • Managing disaster risk • Confronting impact
Vulnerabilities • Economic vulnerability - People suffering food insecurity because of inadequate incomes (livelihoods, market access etc) • PHYSIOLOGICAL vulnerability - Groups with specific nutritional needs (e.g. the elderly; sick people; pregnant and breast-feeding women) • SOCIAL vulnerability - Socially excluded individuals (Unsupported older people, widows or orphans, differently abled) • POLITICAL vulnerability - Refugees or displaced people • PHYSICAL vulnerability – Living in places prone to disaster
Addressing drivers of vulnerability • Diversifying income sources • Skill transfer - vocational training to one of the members of family dependent of agriculture • Asset transfer - Livestock • Poultry farms – individual or group • Introduction to Social protection mechanism • Social safety net • Encouragement of indigenous social protection – Zakat, Osher • Specific action plans • Relief and recovery project for IDPs • Returnees livelihoods and resettlement
Building capacities Focuses on building robust systems for problem solving • Technical capacities – • Agricultural practices that reduce erosion • Improved irrigation water use efficiency – Social water management • Organisational capacity • Building institutions – Agricultural co-operatives, Water users association • Skill building (disaster preparedness) – Government staff , • Community base • organisation leaders
Managing the disaster risks • Climate adaptation • Climate smart agriculture promotion • Training on improved land management practices • Supply of improved seed varieties • Grain store houses – Support to government • Energy efficiency training – restoring organic manure to soil Change advised
Confronting impact Using the avoidance technique • Working with the government for relocation of families from danger zone to safe places • Inter -Community early warning – temporary re-location • Public address system for early warning
Online course on disaster risk management • Conducted by World bank e-institute • 6 weeks course • Personal Profiles, Country Profile, participation in the discussion forum, timely submission of Assignments and End of the Course Projects • CD of reading materials given • Course fee - 35 USD per person • Starting from 1st of July 2013
Specialised courses • Specialised courses – Climate Change and Disaster Risk, Earthquake Risk Reduction, Risk Identification, Assessment and Analysis. Safer Cities, Financial Strategies for Managing Economic Impacts of Disasters, Risk Sensitive Land Use Planning. Gender Aspects of Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction, Damage and Reconstruction Needs Assessment • 4 weeks • 25 USD per course • Contact ALN for details
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