Workshops for local people to develop safety culture and resilience

Meeting or Conference
Collectorate of North Goa, Government of Goa; Saritsa Foundation
29 Jul - 03 Aug 2013
India (Goa)

Education, skill and awareness for building resilience among people at local level has been the mission of Saritsa Foundation for past 14 years. India presents a contrasting scenario of a very high level of achievement and excellence in education and capacity building for disaster risk reduction, yet, education at local level to mainstream people for prevention, mitigation and preparedness is very low among a large section of population who are also the most vulnerable socially and economically.  Saritsa Foundation is committed to raise awareness and prepare people to develop "safety culture" as part of each individual's duty and accountability to be resilient.

To this end, Saritsa Foundation has developed capacity building training modules to reach to local people. Participants will be educated with practical training with mock drills to learn to respond to disasters and use local resources, experience and expertise. Participants will be guided to make village as well as family and societal disaster management plans.

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Target audience

The workshops are for the people of Goa, particularly: representatives of people in local governance, members of village/ward elected representatives, women and youth volunteers, and community representatives from municipalities and villages.


Community-based DRR, Social Impacts & Social Resilience, Vulnerable Populations
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