DC of EKH District inaugurated of the 3 Day Training programme on IRS inaugurated

Shillong, June 24: The Deputy Commissioner cum Chairperson District Disaster Management Authority, East Khasi Hills District, Smti Matsiewdor War Nongbri today inaugurated the 3 day training programme on Incident Response System (IRS) for the Incident Response Teams (IRTs) of Shillong City at the Training Hall, Meghalaya Bharat Scouts and Guides, Shillong.

The programme was also attended by Smti I. Majaw, ADC and CEO, DDMA, East Khasi Hills District, Smti P. Lyngba, DDMO, East Khasi Hills District, Smti Maitreyee Mukherjee, City Project Coordinator, UNDP, Shillong among others.

On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner also released the Multi Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (HRVA) Report and Risk Atlas of the City of Shillong prepared by RMSI Pvt. Ltd, India.

The Multi- Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Analysis (HRVA) for the municipal area of the city of Shillong, Meghalaya has been carried out as part of this on-going USAID-GOI-UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Programme and is aimed at strengthening the institutional structure to undertake disaster risk reduction activities at various levels, and develop preparedness for recovery.

In her brief address, Smti War said that the training has been designed to provide management skills to the different stakeholders who are working in disaster management and incident response planning. The training will provide quick and detailed planning on how to response effectively during disasters, she added.

The three day training on IRS for the Incident Response Teams (IRTs), namely Planning, Operation and Logistic sections of the seven zones of Shillong city can draw from the HRVA Report as the latter identifies the particular Risks and Vulnerabilities of the different areas of the city.

The IRTs designated for each of the seven zones can take into cognizance these particular vulnerabilities and work out specific modalities for quick and effective response for the same based on the Incident Response System.

Shri Surajit Bordoloi, DM expert will be the resource person for the three day training which will be attended by around 340 personnel from the Planning, Operation and Logistic sections of the Incident Response Teams.

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