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Written by Hajera   
Wednesday, 12 August 2009



cbdrd.jpgOHRD provides courses and workshops for community, organizations and governmental agencies on SPHERE Project, Code of Conduct, Do No Harm, Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and Participatory Assessment of Disaster Risk (PADR)  including its seven steps : Selecting the community for intervention, rapport building and understanding the community, Participatory Disaster Risk Assessment (Hazard, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment), Participatory Disaster Risk Management Planning, Building and Training a Community Disaster Risk Management Organization (CBDRMO), Community Managed Implementation & Participatory M&E. Our aim is that “communities exposed to risks are required to be actively engaged in the Identification, Analysis, Addressing, Monitoring and Evaluating of disaster risks in order to reduce their vulnerability and enhance capacities.

OHRD under its D.M interventions and services for both community and on organizational levels can establish trustful and strong relations with local communities, organizations, agencies and even on abroad level such as ADRRN, Seeds India DRRC.

The OHRD four Master-Trainers have the membership of Sphere Trainer Group in Afghanistan. The process of conducting trainings on D.M related issues is exceeding the organizational level and is outsourcing for abroad the organization like Government Agencies, UN, INGOs and LNGOs.

OHRD has a special unit for D.M related issues called Disaster Management Unit (DMU), comprises of four Active members. These members along with and  bodies for D.M related issues, they are all Master-Trainers and are fully involved in Capacity Building Activities like organizing and conducting Trainings and Workshops. This unit has all Training Modules for Disaster Management, PADR, Sphere, Do No Harm and Code of Conduct both in Persian and English versions.
Now the six communities in three provinces of Afghanistan namely Bulkh, Faryab and Ghor provinces, have been intervened and all the people are aware and known about their most probable and threatening hazards, their vulnerabilities regarding specific hazards and their capacities to stand and cope against hazards and natural disasters. Every community has its own Disaster Management and Action Plans. At least they have been inspired for performing some activities for disaster risk reduction within their communities. For example mud channel clearance, tree plantation beside the rivers, construction of culverts and etc.

The Community Disaster Risk Management Organizations (CBDRMOs) have been established for both males and females within local communities for managing DRR related issues.
These community organizations are now aware of DRR related issues as well as the ways  how to cope and at least how to use their local capacities for coping against natural hazards and disasters.

 To ensure effective learning environment OHRD has been trying to share all DRR related information, best practices, the most challenges and problems with other stakeholders.
OHRD is trying to expand all aspects of DRR program such as Capacity Building Activities, working with community regarding DRR, involving other stakeholders like Governmental and other related agencies in this process.

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