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Capacity Building Activities

Department of Disaster Management

The Department of Disaster Management under the IZM Project has also been embarked upon to conduct some training sessions which will help in mitigating the risks owing to the occurrence of natural hazards to a certain extent. The Search and Rescue training will be as per the standardized specification of Civil Defence Organization in the State. The First Aid training will cover all the major aspects of first-aid techniques. The training format will be as per the specification of Indian Red Cross Society and St. John Ambulance and the training will be imparted by the trained lecturers of the aforementioned organizations.
Teachers will be sensitized on basic disaster preparedness aspects and school safety measures to disseminate information to the students. School Education & Mass Education Departments of the government of West Bengal will be requested to keep at least one hour of time in a week for the students of high schools for disaster awareness generation.

The local NGOs and CBOs will be involved in the public interactive platform component for creating mass awareness. Display of educational video films and posters pertaining to natural catastrophes will be publicized at the community level. The NGOs will be chosen in consultation with State Inter Agency Group, West Bengal. District Magistrate, South 24 Parganas, will be the mainstay in this programme for conducting all trainings in the district smoothly and in a structured way. Three-tier Panchayat Raj Institution will be fully involved along with the district administration for better coordination in the field level activities to be taken up under the programme.