Sunday, July 28, 2013

Training: Kavango Regional Disaster Risk Management Committee + Regional Disaster Risk Management Technical Committee members: 17-19 July 2013

Kamutjonga Inland Fisheries Institute: Venue of the training workshop

The Kamutjonga Inland Fisheries boardroom was the ideal venue for the training. 

Kamutjonga Inland Fisheries Institute played host for this Disaster Risk Management training exercise under the auspices of the Namibian red Cross Society from 17 to 19 July 2013. The training was attended by 26 participants which included members from the Namibian Police, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Kavango Regional Council, Councillors, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Lands, Rural Water Supply (MAWF), DAPP, Namibia Defense Force and Ministry of Health and Social Services. 

Participants listening attentively to a presentation

The Namibian Red Cross Society (NRCS) under its Disaster Risk management Programme is implementing a Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) project through the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department's Disaster Preparedness Programme (DIPECHO). The project is funded  by thy European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) through the Spanish Red Cross (SRC) and is being implemented in the Kavango Region with specific areas of Mayana, Mbambi and Tjova

The principle objective of the project is to reduce the vulnerability and increase the copping capacities by better preparing vulnerable populations and public authorities in Disaster prone areas of Namibia. The project would be implemented for 18 months and started in July 2012 untill December 2013. One of the key components of the project is to strengthen Disaster Management  government institutions which includes Regional Disaster Risk Management Committees (RDRMCs) and the Regional Disaster Risk Management Technical Committees in the targeted region.  RDRMCs will be mainly trained on early warning systems disaster risk management concepts and disaster response linked to existing regional contingency plans and national level guiding procedures.

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