Wednesday, March 17, 2010

SaveTheHills Activities (17Mar2010) ... (3)

As we continue our Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) work in the rural sector (viz CHIBO- PASHYOR villages, our pilot project), today, we had a  meeting  with some young men and women at the village school.
We asked them to mark the vulnerable areas of their regions in printouts of  high resolution maps of the area which are now available. We will use their inputs to draw up a disaster management plan at the village level.

My thanks to Mr Yashwant Pradhan and Zion Lepcha of Chibo for organizing the many workshops in their area and also to Ranit Chatterjee, a young Disaster Management student from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai) who has been doing his internship with STH for 3 weeks now - his contribution and work with us has been invaluable.

Praful Rao

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