Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Project

By , January 27, 2012 3:14 am

A unique project on community based disaster risk management has been initiated by  DMI in partnership with UNICEF India. The project aims at strengthening the disaster  copping capabilities of the disaster vulnerable communities in 10 most disaster prone districts of Madhya Pradesh. CBDRM Project in Harda implement at village level by Local NGO Synergy Sansthan.  Two major components of the project are preparation of  district disaster management plans as well as initiation of community based disaster  risk management plans at the village level.

We run community Based Disaster Risk Management program in 25 most disaster prone villages of Harda district supported by Disaster Management Institute & Unicef, Bhopal MP. To reduce disaster risk and strengthen the coping capabilities of people in 25 selected village of harda district by way of initiating community based disaster risk reduction and preparation and implementation of village disaster management plans. This will include:

i. To build capacities at community level to manage safe haven, ensuring that basic services

Specially related to children and women (health, nutrition, education) are accessible.

ii. To establish community based systems, which ensure protection of children.

In this program we did more than the acceptation of funding organization. Prepared village disaster management plan at village level with community support; also form 150 task forces at village level having 865 members. These committees are raising various social issues including disaster Management, Health and sanitation, SRH and HIV/AIDS, and gender parity. These committees conduct meetings, organize awareness program in schools.

 The entire exercise will involve the various stakeholders at the districts, subdivisional and village level. Some of the key stakeholders are the office of the relief  commissioner, the divisional commissioner, the district collector and other officers.

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