Preparing Long Term Training and Capacity Building Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction in India
Hazard risk mitigation as the key to sustainable development! Conceptualised by the Government of India, the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP) aims to minimise vulnerability to cyclones; building the resilience of people and infrastructure. At the same time, it seeks to conserve the coastal ecosystems of hazard prone areas.
The project has being implemented by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) under the aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs and in collaboration with the National Institute for Disaster Management (NIDM) and State Governments. It is funded by the World Bank.
A core part of the NCRMP programme is Component C: 'Technical assistance for hazard risk analysis; capacity building; and damage & loss assessment'. This long-term training and capacity building project forms part of that objective, looking not just at cyclones, but five major hazards.