Posted on 3/23/2019
Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) organized a training workshop on Disaster Management, effective communication & leadership skills at Bagh AJK for the students from various departments of Women University Bagh AJK (WUBAJK). KIIR believes that it is essential to equip local communities with knowledge and skills, to handle conflict-based crises and natural disasters. During the past twenty-five years, this component of KIIR’s program has initiated a wide spectrum of activities starting with disaster preparedness and mitigation, and moving on to response in disaster- hit communities. KIIR is primarily focusing on building capacity, implementing best practices, and generating knowledge regarding disaster management in disaster- prone areas of AJK.
It has been observed that youth in AJK lack knowledge, skills and platforms to act as first response in any type of disaster. Therefore, KIIR is making efforts to develop a cadre of equipped and motivated men and women that can quickly join hands with local disaster response mechanisms as volunteers, when a crisis hits. Availability of trained youth in disaster response techniques have enhances resilience among communities for disaster response. It has created safer neighbourhoods and increased sense of ownership among members of the community by generating discourse on local vulnerable groups and structures.
We are thankful to all students who volunteered and participated in the training. Special thanks to our coordinator Tahmina Riaz, Ma’am Uzma Gardazi HOD CS Department WUBAJK & Amir Ali Syed Such TV Bagh AJK to make this event successful.