Awareness raising on participatory approach to safe shelter Training

31/10/2023 - 05:10

From December 24th-26th, in Nghe An, the Vietnam Red Cross organized a training workshop on participatory approach to raise awareness on safe shelter (PASSA) for 25 staff of commune, district and provincial Red Cross and representatives of commune Peoples Committee leaders in the project area of Nghe An and Thanh Hoa provinces from the project “Safe shelter for the community” sponsored by Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited.

Risks and vulnerabilities of houses and residential areas are tending to increase due to natural disasters and catastrophes, which are increasing, with a wide range of impacts, difficult to forecast. Along with it, the economic conditions of families affected by natural disaster areas are decreasing; Peoples awareness is limited and subjective; The communication and guidance on safe housing have not been given adequate attention.

At the training course, 25 trainees were introduced, guided and practiced in class and made practical assessments in the 2 communes with annual flooding through 8 steps (Historical records, Community maps, Frequency and Impact of hazards, Safe and unsafe housing, Choice of solutions, Contingency plan, Monitoring plan). Through the content, trainees have been equipped with safe housing knowledge and skills; help the community set up PASSA groups and guide the community to better understand the vulnerability related to safe, unsafe housing in order to have a safer community before, in natural disasters and disasters .

Vũ Kiên-Disaster Management Department

Translated by Nguyen Vinh Hoa



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