DIPHU: A five-day residential programme on “Training of Trainers Programme on Engaging Youth & Adolescents in Disaster Risk Management & Climate Change Adaptation” is being held by NGO, Jirsong Asong. The programme started on March 13 and will conclude on March 17. Jirsong Asong is a Diphu-based NGO in Karbi Anglong.
The training programme is to build the capacity among the adolescents/ youth coordinators on basic concepts of disaster risk management and strengthen the mechanism for effective involvement of adolescents/ youth in disaster risk management activities.
The NGO said the youths are a transformative force for social change and progress in India and around the world. The contribution of youth in disaster response is considerable. Youths can make important contributions to disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness, and response activities.
In the training programme, eighty government officials from various departments i.e., Environment and Forest department employees, Civil Defence, DDMA officials, Karbi Anglong Mountaineering Association members, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), College professors, school teachers, NCC & NSS officers, Indian Red Cross Society, members from various youth organisations and NGOs are taking active participation as part of an initiative taken up by the Department of Geography, Assam University Diphu Campus and National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
Training coordinator, CCDRR, NIDM, Dr Balu I, and CCDRR, NIDM, Ranjan Kumar delivered a talk on youth involvement in disaster management.
Head of Department, Dr C Prakasam and coordinator of the programme and assistant professor and co-coordinator, Department of Geography, Assam University Diphu Campus, Dr Atur Kiri Ingti attended the inauguration of the programme.