As per a statement issued by Reformed Presbyterian Church NEI, the Livelihood assistance is benefited by more than 271 families in 27 villages from Cachar and Churachandpur districts of Assam and Manipur
The Development Department of the Reformed Presbyterian Church NEI (RPCNEI) on Thursday organised an inter-state level workshop on the project 4RSD focusing on post relief livelihood Recovery and Resilience in two districts of Assam and in Manipur at Hotel Imphal on the 1st June, 2022.
The workshop, which was organised with the support of humedica e.V & Kriti, began with the introductory speech from Rev. Lungawiruol Khawbung, General Secretary, RPCNEI.
Dr V. Lainghakthang. Managing Director, Development Dept, RPCNEI highlighted the need for the 4RSD Project at the backdrop of COVID19 pandemic and Sri Peniel Malakar. Technical Consultant, Bengaluru, KA spoke on efforts in strengthening grass root level stakeholders toward achieving the global DRR Agenda 2030.
The 4RSD project was committed toward the Indian Prime Minister Modi’s 10-point Agenda on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and the global DRR Action Agenda through the Sendai Framework 2015-2030, said a press statement.
The statement said the 4RSD project was broadly focused on two major aspects – Recovery: livelihood assistance and Resilience: risk reduction, both with an effort toward achieving a Sustainable Development through Localisation & Collaboration. iss
As per the statement, the Livelihood assistance is benefited by more than 271 families in 27 villages from Cachar and Churachandpur districts of Assam and Manipur. The localisation effort was done by engaging the local community in the form of Village Accountability Cells who assisted the project for identifying beneficiaries as well as the assistance. 19% of the beneficiaries could have saved and share a small margin from their income to the beneficiaries in waiting.
For strengthening and improving upon the inter-agency coordination, the project focused on developing the Emergency Response Network with the participating NGOs, GOs and its line departments through a series of disaster management training and workshops at the leadership level as well as in the community level, said the statement.
For achieving a sustainable training & capacity building program in these districts, the 4RSD project has developed 60+ First Responder Master Trainers in First Aid (with rural health basics); Fire Safety & basic rescue methods); Psychosocial First Aid resourced by Kriti and NIMHANS, Bengaluru, it added.
The statement further said in order to strengthen the rural medical emergency response, the project launched a new advanced training program as Pre-hospital Management of Medical Emergencies & Trauma care (PhMMET) in collaboration with the Emergency Department of CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
A total of 3000+ volunteers were trained during the project period in collaboration with the District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMA) of Assam and Manipur, it added.
The project closed the entire activity through mock drills conducted in both the districts integrated with schools, hospitals and the community organizations with various government line departments with large satisfaction, said the statement.