Training programme on the INCLUSIVEDRM FRAMEWORK: based on practices in South Asia: 1st – 2nd December 2014; Nepal.
South Asian countries exhibit high disaster vulnerability, based on low coping and adaptive capacities, with a direct
linkage between such capacities and the risk rating level for vulnerable and excluded groups. Inequalities and social
exclusion determine that certain social groups or sectors suffer more in extreme events and disasters because of their
place within a system of unequal social power relations and underlying vulnerabilities.
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management is about addressing those underlying vulnerabilities ; promoting equality of rights
and opportunities, dignity of the individual, acknowledging diversity, and contributing to resilience for everyone, not
leaving aside members of a community based on age, gender, disability or other.
While the need and added value of Inclusive DRM is acknowledged and practicedby DRM actors across the region recognizing
that Inclusion is a process of doing the same things differently, the application usually remains isolated within organizations
and impact restricted to direct target communities. Strategies adopted remain adhoc ,and inclusion becomes mere tokenism
and without bringing sustainable change in the lives of vulnerable communities.
Funded under the 7th DIPECHO Action Plan for South Asia and implemented in consortium at regional level by Handicap
International, Oxfam GB and Action Aid, Inclusive Community Resilience for Sustainable Disaster Risk Management (INCRISD )
South Asia aims at “building safer, more resilient communities in South Asia…” by empowering and raising the voices of women,
people with disabilities and socially excluded groups on DRM through multi-stakeholder engagement.
The project is active in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and is working closely with select
DIPECHO partners to develop, validate and promote evidence-based inclusive approaches that are harmonized across the
region and can be replicated and scaled-up by key DRM stakeholders .
The Training :
In line with the above, a training programmeis being organized by INCRISD South Asia,that
is targeted at “Champions of inclusion” having a strong understandingof inclusive approach to
DRM . To unpack the Inclusive DRM Framework ,a tool developed and validated at a regional level
by participants from the region , that helps convert the complexity of inclusive approaches
into manageable components.
The Training details
Title of the training :
Training programme on the INCLUSIVE DRM FRAMEWORK
1st – 2nd December , 2014
Practitioners and trainers from organisations who have experience and are
committed towards inclusive approaches to DRM. (Government agency, UN organisations,
bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies, DIPECHO partners and civil society from South Asia.)
The workshop will be facilitated by INCRISD South Asia team ( Oxfam GB, ActionAid And Handicap International)
Technically supported by Silva Ferretti and Marion Khamis , ( Independent consultants)
Workshop objective :
a) To provide training on the inclusive DRM Framework and the use of the Inclusive DRM Toolkit.
b) To garner commitment to adopt and promote the inclusive DRM framework and the toolkit within individual organisations and beyond.