Posted on 4/13/2019
Disaster Management Training workshop for the students of University of Poonch AJK was organized by Kashmir Institute of International Relations on 13th April, 2019 at Rawlakot, AJK. The training workshop was attended by the students of sociology department. The basic purpose of this training workshop was to understand the concepts of communication skills and also develop the ability to convey information effectively and efficiently. The training workshop was aimed at strengthening the capacities of students to communication concepts, principles and practices in the planning and implementation of community development efforts. KIIR is working with local disaster management institutions and education institutions by establishing partnerships and engaging youth groups. The program has enhanced transfer of DRR knowledge among professionals and academics. Such collaborations have enhanced exchange of knowledge, resources and ideas. Because of KIIR efforts, many partnerships have been formed between academic institutions, government departments and communities, thus creating new and successful models of Public-Private-Partnerships in the discipline of DRR. 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. The team KIIR is thankful for the warm welcome and support from the HOD sociology department Ma’am Shazia Sadiq and Dr. Adeel Iftikhar. The key areas where both the institutions can collaborate for the capacity building of the youth were also discussed between the university management and director finance at KIIR Mr. Sardar Waleed Khan.