Group photo of all participants attending training on CI tool kit and Community Base Disaster Preparedness from 2-6 December 2019 at National Office, Caritas Cambodia Phnom Penh.
Caritas Cambodia cooperates with Caritas Pakistan to organizing a training on CI tool kit and Community Base Disaster Preparedness held from 2nd to 6th December 2019 at National Office, Caritas Cambodia Phnom Penh. There are 27 participants, of which 6 female staff participated, most of the participants are Caritas Project Manager and key field staff from all provincial and national offices.
The Toolkit includes resources and formats for emergency preparedness and response: organizational preparedness, needs assessment, situation reports (Sitreps), proposal templates, reporting, evaluation, and audit. There are five steps that provided to us: 1. What to do before an emergency occurs, 2. What to do when a disaster occurs, 3. How to respond to the emergency, 4. How to manage an appeal with Caritas Internationalis and 5. How to close an appeal.
The second topic of training focuses on Community Base Disaster Preparedness and develops disaster preparedness for the provincial office of Caritas Cambodia. The key topic included what difference between Disaster Management Cycle and Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Role of National and Diocesan Caritas in Disaster Preparedness and general require information to develop a Disaster Management plan. The clear discussion among all participants to focus on situation analysis, History of Disasters in Cambodia, climate change Impact, Scenario building, Risk Mapping of Districts Vulnerable to Disaster and activities for disaster preparedness and planning. The Disaster Management Plan will be developed by all participants base on the real situation in all regions in Cambodia.
Ms. Sophan Kanhchana,(first from right), gave a gift to the trainer team from Pakistan.
On behalf of the desk initiating and leading the training, Ms. Sophan Kanhchana, CCA Manager from Caritas Cambodia said there are three main objectives of the training. Firstly, it aims to provide capacity building to Caritas key staff. Secondly, to discuss to develop a disaster and emergency, working group. Thirdly, to make an action plan for Caritas Cambodia’s work.
Mr. Nadeem Yousaf was sharing experiences and knowledge with the participants.
The trainer, Mr. Nadeem Yousaf from Caritas Pakistan said that this training is very important and this is a good opportunity to learned from each other and sharing experiences and knowledge between the real practice and experiences related to disaster management, preparedness and response in the context of Pakistan and Cambodia. Moreover, Caritas Cambodia and Caritas Pakistan is a good partner and good cooperation that we can support each other related to the field of disaster management that we can share knowledge and experience to improve planning after the training. Caritas Pakistan is happy to be the trainer and provide coaching to Caritas Cambodia’s staff during and after the training.
Mr. Kim Rattana, Caritas Cambodia Executive Director, was welcoming participants and introduce the objective of the training.
More than that, Mr. Kim Rattana, Caritas Cambodia Executive Director said the emergency activities is important because it reflects Caritas Cambodia vision and mission. this training is a part of capacity building and refreshing among all levels of Caritas Cambodia’s staff related to disaster management, preparedness, and response. These activities on only the tasks of national office staff but it is our task that we to take action immediately during and after the emergency happened. The training does not only provide the theory but this is the opportunity for discussion and preparation plan together.
Mr. Mey Mony Setha project manager of the YDP program shared his experience during group practice.
Mr. Mey Mony Setha, Project Manager for Youth Development in Kandal province, said that the training course of CI Emergency Tools Kit and Community Base Disaster Preparedness training is very new for me in terms of managing CI Appeal in terms of assessment, design, implementation & monitoring and Evaluation and Closure. After the training, I have gain knowledge and initiative in working as a group to be able to complete the CI tool kits and be ready for a successful appeal. Moreover, the group can develop the concrete Village Disaster Management Plan to join with other government stakeholders and NGOs to understand deeply in term of Scope of Disaster Preparedness Interventions and using technology for early warning plan and Disaster information in order to response emergency on time in efficient and effective ways in partnership with other government stakeholders and NGOs as synergic impacts to maximize the support to vulnerable people on time while disaster occurred. It is very important to build capacities in local disaster structures to make it function and ensuring ownership and sustainabilities. As result, local building adaptive capacities are more resilient in improving on-farm and off-farm livelihood intervention as well as improving child well-being and reducing the risk of mitigation and human trafficking while their livelihood has been shocked during disaster happened.
I strongly satisfied the training methods and trainer facilitation skills that enable me to search for update data climate change and disaster information and explore alternative interventions to get successful CI appeal as well as managing appeal as donor requirement. Importantly it is very helpful to reduce/mitigate risk in the community people.
Mr. Thuon Vantha program manager of the Preah Vihear program shared his experience during group practice.
Mr. Thuon Vantha, Program Manager for Caritas Cambodia in Preah Vihear, expressed that, the CI Emergency Tools kit and Community Base Preparedness Training is a very important session equipping capacity for Caritas Cambodia’s staff to be professional humanitarian workers to support in emergency responses. Thuon Vantha shared, “I learned a lot from the training, such as mythologies, facilitation processes, and practices, on how bringing people together to carry out tasks in case of emergency.” “Be professional in emergency response brings respect and serves lives of the needed,” He added.
The trainer and participant activity during the training.


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