Since November 2010, IIRR has partnered with Oxfam-Novib (the Dutch branch of Oxfam) in the implementation of Disaster Early Warning Systems for 6 Sudanese civil society organizations. The purpose of the project is to strengthen humanitarian aid delivery and disaster risk reduction capacity in order to prevent, mitigate and respond to crises in their areas.
In a session on June 13th 2011, the organizations were trained in disaster response methods to address the two major hazards that plague East African arid lands: drought and conflict. This project, like all of IIRR’s Disaster Risk Reduction projects, took a community-managed approach to disaster resilience, enabling communities themselves to continuously assess their risk, realize their current capacities, take effective preparedness measures, and have a timely response to disaster with no or minimal external support. Additionally, there was an emphasis on addressing and adapting to climate change as a key piece of prevention efforts.
Our next trainings in CMDRR for development professionals, government representatives, and community leaders are scheduled for:
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