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Friday, 24 August 2018 11:42

World Vision trains communities on disaster preparedness

Written by  Pauline Kaude
Mwale (standing) addressing participants Mwale (standing) addressing participants

Ntchisi, August 24, 2018: As one way of reducing disaster risks, World Vision Malawi has embarked on a programme aimed at equipping communities with more knowledge of disasters and preparedness in Ntchisi district.

The Organization’s Food Security Coordinator for Ntchisi, Dowa and Kasungu districts, Victor Chimombo said the trainings will also go a long way in ensuring smooth operations of its programs in the district.

“We have a number of programmes such as the food for asset, Social Cash transfer, response operations but we have observed that a lot has been wasted because of lack of preparedness,” he explained.

According to Chimombo, the communities are being trained on hazard identification, identification of vulnerabilities, capacity and coping mechanisms.

He said the trainings have a component on planning of community activities for mitigation, preparedness and prepositioning, feedback and sharing as well as reporting and monitoring.

A member of the District Civil Protection Committee, Jemiter Mwale appealed to the participants to work hand in hand with his committee to reduce the impact of disasters in their areas.

“Whenever there is a disaster of any kind in you areas, please do not hesitate to report to our committee so we can see how best to control their impact,” he added.

The trainings are being held in Traditional Authorities (TA) Kalumo, Vuso Jere and Nthondo.