Course on ecosystem based disaster risk reduction, WOTR, Sangamner, Maharashtra, February 4-8, 2013 - Register by January 27, 2013


Watershed Training Centre, Village Darewadi, block, Dist. Sangamner, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

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Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)

About the course

Increasing frequency and intensity of disasters in India, has highlighted the gravity of the problem and prompted greater emphasis on pre-disaster preparedness and mitigation as an integral part of climate change adaptation. This entails a shift in focus away from conventional fire-fighting approach to disaster management towards the local-level initiatives involving a range of stakeholders. Risk reduction is therefore a cross cutting theme of the climate change adaptation project.

The community based disaster management (CBDM) is a process to capacitate communities to prevent, mitigate and cope with disasters effectively.


The course will be conducted in English and Hindi/Marathi

For whom

Meant for NGO decision makers, NGO staff,  members of autonomous institutions, corporate staff, activists, government Officers (district/ taluka / village level), PRI members and other institutions interested in gaining local experience.

Entry limited to 20 participants only.

Course fee

The course fee is  Rs. 3,000. The course fee covers the costs of lodging, boarding, course material and field visit travel expenses of one person. Travel costs to and fro will have to be borne by the participants.

Payment should be made in the form of a demand draft drawn in favour of the ‘Watershed Organisation Trust’ payable at Ahmednagar. Please note that any other contingencies including medical expenses arising during the training course will be borne by the participant.

Topics covered 

  • Ecosystem and biodiversity in relation to CCA and DRR
  • Understanding risk to reduce the risk
  • Disaster of slow onset and sudden onset
  • Top down and bottom up approach
  • Identifying and mapping vulnerable groups in the village.
  • Hazard/hotspot mapping of villages
  • Community based disaster management (CBDM)
  • Integrating DRR into culture
  • Tools of CBDM.
  • WOTR’s experience in implementing the CCA and DRR


  • Skills up gradation by creating linkages to various other components of the projects and existing government approaches.
  • Familiarisation with the possible strategies that help communities prevent, adapt and mitigate to disaster and risks, community participation, strengthening and sustainability at village level.
  • Information about capacity building strategies for the village level communities to help them understand the concept of  DRR and possible adaptation strategies.

Last date for submission: 27th January, 2013


Watershed Organisation Trust, (WOTR)
Paryavaran’, Behind Market Yard, Ahmednagar – 414 001, Maharashtra
Phone: +91 241 2450188, Fax: +91 241 2451134
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