Saturday, January 23, 2010

Commencement of Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) work at Chibo/Pashyor

Chibo/Pashyor is one of the most vulnerable areas on the western face of Kalimpong  and the area has been featured on the blog many times. It was also the subject for a paper submitted by STH for the 2nd India Disaster Management Congress held at Vigyan Bhavan (New Delhi) in Nov2009.
STH will be starting Community Based Disaster Risk Management work there with the help of the Govt and other NGOs. This has been welcomed by the community with whom STH held a preliminary meeting on 22Jan2010 at the village school.
The meeting saw representation from Tashiding (Lepcha Gaon), Nava Bikash Samaj, Pashyor, World Vision, Ekta Samaj, Daran Gaon, Magar Samaj, Milon Samaj, Glenn Foundation, Middle Chibo, Panday Gaon, Chibo friends club, Chibo Church and Deep Kalyan Samaj.

Praful Rao

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