‘Strengthening Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction’ Workshop


To mark the occasion of ‘International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction', UNESCO Offices in New Delhi and Kathmandu, along with AMARC Asia-Pacific (the regional chapter of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters) organized a regional consultative workshop on ‘Strengthening Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction' on October 19-21, 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The workshop brought together government officials, experts and media stakeholders from India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh to exchange their knowledge, experiences and good practices on disaster risk reduction to strengthen the capacity of policymakers, disaster management, development and media professionals, for disaster risk reduction in South Asia.

Ms. Himani Joshi, Project Officer, CEE Himalaya participated in the workshop to present the work done by CEE Himalaya in the field of disaster risk reduction, media capacity building and sustainable livelihoods across Indian Himalayan Region. The focus of the presentation lay on ‘Rebuilding' programmes- Rebuilding Trust (Kashmir Earthquake 8 October 2005 and J&K Deluge September 2014) and Rebuilding Faith (Uttarakhand Floods 16-17 June 2013). It also included the ‘Media capacity building Workshops on Climate Change and Development in the Indian Himalayan Region', ‘Supporting Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS)' and ‘Multimedia Mobile Exhibition in the Indian Himalayan Region'.

The recommendations that emerged during the workshops will be presented at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 (AMCDRR 2016) from November 2-5, 2016 at New Delhi, India.