|Capacity building programmes are regularly organised on DRR. Experiences are documented on post disaster health surveillance, school safety, community DRR Plan. A comparative analysis of post disaster recovery plans of various state governments has been prepared as a policy advocacy tool to promote owner driven reconstruction. These documents are available in our resource centre. We have also provided strategic support to Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra (SSK), Lucknow for DIP-ECHO supported project on disaster preparedness implemented in Bahraich district of UP. Five sets of training modules on early warning, search and rescue, first aid, water and sanitation and social inclusion in DRR have been published by SSK in which we provided support in terms of conceptualisation and content systematisation.
We are very pleased to report that the disaster safe construction technology demonstrated under ‘Technology Park’ in Kutchch, Gujarat for people’s awareness building was selected as one of the good practices by Sphere India and EFICOR. This has been published among the 33 all India practices in a booklet entitled, ‘Turning the Tide – Good Practice in Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction’ by Sphere India and EFFICOR.
Few years back Owner Driven Reconstruction Collaborative had been formed as an advocacy group in which Unnati is a member. The group took a lead role in reconstruction of Koshi floods with an owner driven approach in collaboration with the Government of Bihar. In collaboration with NDMA a national guideline is under formulation on owner driven reconstruction. Unnati reviewed the state level guidelines prepared for post disaster recovery as part of the process of identification of facilitating factors to promote owner driven reconstruction. Several rounds of consultations have been held with the auspices of NDMA.