Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Regional Experts in City for Disaster Reduction Workshop

Regional Experts in City for Disaster Reduction Workshop

THT Online
Kathmandu, May 9

South Asian experts from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan have gathered in Kathmandu for a workshop on inclusion of women, children and other marginalised groups in planning and preparing disaster risk reduction.
The experts representing government, non-government and community-based organisations will be here from May 9-11 and share experiences, exchange information and hold discussions related to ‘social inclusion in disaster risk reduction’.
During the workshop three books will be launched on different aspects of knowledge related to disaster preparedness: one on the role of gender, and two on the importance of local knowledge in disaster preparedness, according to a press release issued by ICIMOD.
The workshop is financed by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (DG ECHO) under the project ‘Living with Risks – Sharing Knowledge on Disaster Preparedness in the Himalayan Region’ being implemented by ICIMOD.

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