Presentation IDDR

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By
Shakeb Nabi
Manager Consortium
National Alliance for Risk Reduction and
Response Initiatives (NARRI)
Who is NARRI?
It is a consortium of six INGOs
working on Disaster Risk
Reduction and Response in
Bangladesh
Who are the partners
The Reason for Coming Together
 Different organizations working in isolation which
brings in incoherence in the whole programming
 Enhance program quality
 Avoid duplication
 Learn from each other (capacity building of the local
team)
 Form a big pressure group to influence policy
 Greater benefit to the community
1. The International Day for
Disaster Reduction
(IDDR) 13 Oct this year
2. This years theme:
Making Children &
Young People Partners
in Disaster Risk
Reduction … .
FIVE POINT CHIDLREN’S CHARTER
3rd Session Global Platform 2011
1. Schools must be safe - education
must be uninterrupted;
2. Child protection must be a priority,
before, during and after a disaster;
3. Children have the right to participate
and they need access to information
4. Community infrastructure must be
safe, and relief and reconstruction
must help reduce future risk;
“Effective risk management must  Natural hazards are increasing
‘children are among the most
involve those most at risk”
traumatized as their ability to cope
Children and youth are repeatedly
with unexpected and painful
portrayed as victims of disaster and
interruptions
climate change.
Children and youth can and should be  Some 66 million children are
affected by disasters every year.
encouraged to participate in disaster risk
 Destroyed or damaged schools
reduction and decision making”
force children out of school.
 Malnutrition caused by the loss of
food supplies cause stunting and
lead to poor educational
achievement and greater
susceptibility to disease.
The children’s Charter
 Schools must be safe - education must be
uninterrupted.
 Child protection must be a priority, before, during and
after a disaster.
 Children and young people have the right to
participate and to access the information they need.
 Community infrastructure must be safe, and relief and
reconstruction must help reduce future disaster risk.
 Disaster risk reduction must reach the most
vulnerable.
Involving Children and Youth
 Change in the whole thinking
process and attitude (children
can contribute to DRR at
community and family level)
 Invisible --------- Visible
 Children and youth should not be
considered homogenous sets
(diversity within these groups)
 Recognize and promote children
and youth’s contribution
Contd….
 Child friendly environment,
tools and techniques
 Forming/recognizing children
and young people
organization (working with
them)
 Groom children and youth as
future leaders
Involving Children and
Youth will enhance the
quality of program
•Mind is pure
•Bundle of energy
•Willingness to do
something for the society
•Creativity
Challenges
 Out of school children
 Some of the most vulnerable areas are very remote
 Access to rights and entitlements (education and
health services)
 Demystify the concept
 DRR: It is a priority for the community?
 Is DRR a priority for the government? (category)
 New concept and evolving
 “Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters” (Haiti and
Chile)
what you can do (get involved)..
 Enlightened souls and ignited minds (torch bearer)
 First self-> Family -> Community -> larger goals
 Understanding of the issue from a practical
perspective (lab to land)
 Techno-social solution
 From groups, clubs; involve with scouts, guides, NCC
 Promote a culture of safety
 Modern means of communication (social networking)
For Further information please visit
Website: www.narri-bd.org
Facebook: NARRI Bangladesh
Email: [email protected]
Thank You
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