Disaster (Early Warning Disaster information & Training Center)
Environment echo-system based approaches to build community resilience and disaster management and mitigation.
Established of Self-Sustain Disaster Early Warning Information & Training Center (SSDEWITC)
With the support of Canada Fund for local initiative CFLI a Major achievement have been made in the establishment of Self-Sustain Disaster Early Warning Information & Training Center (SSDEWITC) in the area. In addition, a basic framework of early warning system has been prepared. Project has identified and selected 30 volunteers who have been trained to be active in case of any warning and spreading the message through all possible means. SSDEWITC has been made fully operational and connected with PDMA, DDMA, Fisheries and Forest departments. Religious leaders and institution of mosque was also harmonized with the project so that these reliable institutions may play important role in any alarming situation or disaster.
Construction of the facility has been completed from the contribution of the community. To facilitate establishment of the Self Sustainable Early Warning Information & Training Centre (SSDEWITC) services of one male and one female volunteer were acquired. SSDEWITC consisted of an one room which already have budgeted in CFLI. Mr. Tariq Khan Mangal Additional District Commissioner (Lasbela) who is and representative of DDMA has inaugurated the Center on 26 February 2017
A series of 14 training and 6 awareness programmes conducted total 821 community members male and female where trained under the Center as well as through distribution and widely dissemination of 2000 IEC poster and brochures, the communities are now conversant with the course of actions to be followed in case in disaster including moving to safe places and take appropriate action in post disaster period.A rapid assessment/survey for vulnerability was conducted so as to determine the area’s most susceptible during a disaster and protected places which can be used as rescue centers as well as about the warning mechanisms. The project was successfully established effective linkages with community, stakeholders and government departments like PDMA, DDMA, Fisheries Department, Forest Department, LAUWMS University and Social Welfare Department) which will be vital in case of any environmental or non-environmental related disasters and their mitigation in future.