Centre for Sustainable Development Goals of Dr. Marri Channa Reddy Human
Resource Development Institute of Telangana (MCRHRDIT), in collaboration with National Institute of Disaster Management, Southern Campus (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, organized a 3-day online training course through video conference mode on ‘Child Centric Disaster Risk Reduction’ for ICDS Supervisors of Women Development and Child Welfare Department, held from June 22-24, which concluded today.
The participants were trained in the basic aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction, and its importance in relation with Children, the importance of safeguarding Child Rights during Disasters, and also the importance of the proper Psychological health of children especially during disasters. The presentation also dealt with the various ways of making children a part of the decision making and also in Disaster Risk Reduction.
The need for providing a safe physical and psychological environment was also discussed by related experts. The various types of hazards, dangers, and risks to children at home, school, and other public and private places were enumerated and solutions offered. More than 200 ICDS Supervisors from all districts of Telangana participated in the training course.
The participants, ICDS supervisors said the course was useful to them in view of the COVID- 19 pandemic that they learnt how to protect health of children and their right to safety in the changed circumstances.
B.P. Acharya, Director General & Spl. CS to Govt.stated that 900 field staff of Women and Child Development Department will be trained under this NIDM programme in a phased manner.
- Divya, Special Secretary to Government, Telangana and Divya Parmar, Director, Centre for Sustainable Development Goals delivered key note addresses at the programme.Major General Manoj Kumar Bindal, Executive Director, NIDM welcomed the participants. Senior Faculty from NIDM and Dr MCRHRDIT were involved in the training course.