Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Venue: Hotel Chanakya Bir Chand Patel Marg, Patna – 800001, Bihar
Training Dates: 28th April, 2011
Duration: 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M
India as a country is highly prone to many disasters like drought, flash floods, cyclones, avalanches, earthquakes etc which lead to massive losses of life and property. Floods are the most common natural disaster in India. Almost all of India is flood-prone, and extreme precipitation events, such as flash floods and torrential rains, have become increasingly common in central India over the past several decades, coinciding with rising temperatures. Similarly many other disasters like cyclones, earthquakes and droughts have caused us enormous destruction and created human destruction in the past.
Though it is not possible to completely avoid the natural disasters, but the sufferings can be minimized if we all start learning how to live with it. Creating proper awareness of the likely disasters and its impact by being prepared, effectively using the available disaster preparedness and management system, effective collaboration between state authorities and the humanitarian community and integrating information technology tools can actually make a difference and fill the operational gap that exists. All these efforts could only be effective if taken at the national level, state level and ultimately to the community level who are the immediate responders.
Like any other disaster prone states, Bihar which is a multi disaster prone state often encounters several natural disasters like floods, earthquake & draught. 23 districts out of 38 administrative districts face floods every year as per the Indian Red Cross, Bihar State Branch – Patna. We cannot rule out major earthquakes too in the coming future as the 2008 Kosi flood has built up immense sediments in the north Bihar plain which may trigger earthquake anytime. The extent of the natural disasters or the loss could be lessened only when the stakeholders and the government collectively create the awareness of the prevention & coping mechanisms and system available to respond to such disasters.
The principle objectives of the workshops are
· To discuss and share experiences on local responsibilities and expectations
· To enhance capacity of district, commune level disaster management authorities on Planning for Preparedness and Emergency Management and in forming Community Emergency Task Force
· To prepare the participants for the operational complexities of humanitarian aid such that they are able to contribute as effectively as possible to field response.
· To introduce the Corporate Disaster Resource Network, CDRN (www.cdrn.org.in) to NGOs, Donors, Suppliers and government bodies and familiarise participants with its application during disasters and also for providing real time information of needs to potential suppliers and donors for prepositioning needs before disasters.
· To create platform for exchange of ideas and sharing experiences on Disaster Supply Chain Management.
· Inventory management of disaster supplies and equipments for times of emergency
By the end of the training participants should be:
· Well equipped with the available response system to any disasters
· Empowered with the skills and tools for emergency response and mobilisation of resources and aids required at times of disaster response.
· Empowered to form and institutionalise the Community Emergency Task Force in partnership with the local government, existing DRR bodies etc
· Able to use CDRN during disasters to post their needs/requirements in terms of both human resource and products required for relief as well as rehabilitation phase.
· Able to use CDRN before disasters to pre position their requirements for skilled volunteers and products required.
· Able to effectively use CDRN technology to coordinate with the private sector companies for needs fulfilment.
· Certification of participants’ by NDMA, CSO Partners & CDRN.
The training consists of structured learning exercises, case-studies and mock drills. We favour a participatory approach and interaction among participants and organisers. Organisers and participants share experiences, best practices and lessons learned to enhance learning opportunities in Preparedness and Emergency Management and also to favour the continuous improvement and development of the Corporate Disaster Resource Network (CDRN) technology to deliver the services effectively and timely.
The following approaches will be used:
· Case Studies
· Experience Sharing
· Mock Drills
· Interactive sessions
1. Inaugural: - Facts about states specific natural disasters by experts
2. Case Studies on Preparedness, Emergency Management & Response by State Government / Community Based Organisation
3. Case Studies by Corporate Partners – On their role in preparedness & relief / humanitarian relief
4. Community Emergency Task Force: Responsibilities and Expectations
5. Demonstration of the system: - Corporate Disaster Resource Network System as a Supply Chain Management Tool for times of disasters
6. Practical Session for NGOs operating the CDRN system
7. Feedback Session on the CDRN system
8. Distribution of training Kit (Includes manual, brochure etc)
INGOs / NGOs / CBOs / Government Bodies/ SDMA’s / Suppliers & Donors (50 in numbers)
EMPOWERING STAKEHOLDERS FOR IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN INDIA.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), GOI is the Apex Body for Disaster Management in India. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), GOI is working to build a safer and disaster resilient India by developing a holistic, pro-active, multi disaster and technology-driven strategy for disaster management through collective efforts of all Government Agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations and companies. http://www.ndma.gov.in
ABOUT CSO PARTNERS
CSO Partners is a non-profit that is committed to mobilizing resources and providing appropriate support services for Civil Society Organizations. Through an extended base of consortium partners specialized in relevant services, CSO Partners develop appropriate program opportunities for various contributors who include government‚ corporate bodies and individuals to engage with civil society organization in a process of social change that benefits all stakeholders. It has established a support partners network in varied areas ranging from donor services‚ volunteering, social investment services‚ financial management‚ governance‚ documentation‚ advocacy and communications. http://www.csopartners.org
Aidmatrix Foundation India:-
Aidmatrix is a nonprofit organization which builds and operates powerful technology hubs that support diverse stakeholder groups in their efforts to work together to solve the world's most challenging humanitarian needs. More than 35,000 leading corporate, nonprofit and government partners leverage our solutions to mobilize more than $1.8 billion in aid annually, worldwide. The donated goods, money and services have impacted the lives of more than 65 million people. http://www.aidmatrix.org
Enquiries and Suggestions
If you have any queries on the participation, please contact Swati Pahuja or Angela Nar at:
Tele: 011- 46142948 / 65422890
Mob: 9899740585 /9810872748
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0900 – 1000 Registration
1000 – 1045 Inaugural Session
Welcome Note: Chairperson of the workshop - Mr. Sanjay Pandey, IAG Convener
Chief Guest: Shri.J K Sinha Honourable Member – National Disaster Management Authority, (NDMA) GOI
Key Note Speaker: Sri Vyasji, I.A.S Principal Secretary – Department of Disaster Management, Government of Bihar
Special Address: Shri. Anil Kumar Sinha, Vice Chairman – Bihar State Disaster Management AuthorityBy Guest of Honour (BSDMA)
Presentation of Mementoes to the Inaugural Guests: By Ranju Anthony, Manager - Vestergaard Frandsen
1045 – 1100 Tea Break
1100 – 1120 Case Studies on Preparedness, Emergency Management & Responseby the State Government. Speaker - Sri Gagan, Officer on Special Duty, Department of Disaster Management, Government of Bihar
1120 – 1140 Corporate role in preparedness & relief / humanitarian relief
Speaker – Ranju Anthony, Manager - Vestergaard Frandsen
1140– 1200 Corporate – Civil Society Partnership for Disaster Management
Speaker - Mr. Soumitra Ghosh, CEO - CSO Partners
1200– 1220 ICICI Foundation
1220 – 1240 SCF
1240 – 0115 Case Study/Presentation from NDRF and Civil Defence
Speaker – Mr. Shivaji Singh, Senior Specialist – National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
Speaker – Col. J R Kaushik, Head – Civil Defence
0115 – 0130 Interactive Session
Chaired by Mr. Sanjay Pandey, IAG Convener
0130 – 0230 Lunch Break / Networking Opportunity
0230 - 0300 Demonstration on the Corporate Disaster Resource Network Technology - Supply Chain Management Tool for times of disasters for providing real time information of needs to potential suppliers and donors for pre-positioning needs before disasters and responding with the right aid at the right people at the right time
Speaker – Kuldip Nar, Managing Director Aidmatrix Foundation India/CSO Partners
0300 – 0315 Case Study – The Leh Flash Flood 2010 Experience
Speaker: Kuldip Nar, Managing Director Aidmatrix Foundation India/CSO Partners
0315 – 0330 Donor Experience on CDRN
Speaker: Vivek Prakash, CSR Coordinator – Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd.
0330 – 0350 NGOs role in Disaster Management (Kosi Flood 2008 Experience)
Speaker – Deepak Bharti, Secretary - Samajik Shaikshanik Vikas Kendra, SSVK
0350 – 0410 Tea Break
0410 - 0430 Community Emergency Task Force: Responsibilities and Expectations
(Participant’s driven and Call for Action)
Speaker: Mr. Sanjay Pandey, IAG Convener
0430 – 0445 Feedback & Interactive Session on CDRN
Chaired by Mr. Sanjay Pandey, IAG Convener
0445 – 0500 Felicitation & Vote of Thanks
Mr. Soumitra Ghosh, CEO - CSO Partners
Thursday, April 14, 2011
It's been just one week and a small group of young men from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is already making its presence felt in the tsunami-struck town of Onagawa in Japan.
In a small but significant manner, the 46-member Indian contingent, which landed in Japan on March 28, almost three weeks after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit the country, has been contributing to the relief and rescue operations in this seaside town that was completely washed away. Nearly half the town’s population is reported to be missing.