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Pipelife around the World - August 2012

Disaster Risk Reduction Training – Czech Republic

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is a vital element of any responsible humanitarian aid effort, as well as a crucial part of governmental planning. Both strive to ensure that when the next disaster hits, the loss of life is significantly decreased and communities have the knowledge, skills and infrastructures to rebuild their lives as quickly and effectively in a manner that fits their culture and expectations.

This five days course provided practical skills to enable humanitarian workers to build DRR approaches onto their disaster responses and local capacity building efforts.

By the end of the five day course participants were able to describe the components of disaster risk management, identify community vulnerability and capacities to deal with natural hazards, had strategies to strengthen the role of different organisations and groups in disaster risk management and were aware of the role of local aid workers in disaster management and additional needs to strengthen their participation in overall mechanism of disaster risk reduction.

This course was arranged by RedR UK, that is the training project partner of Austrian Red Cross, at the end of August / beginning of September in Prague, Czech Republic. The 21 participants came from the following countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.

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