Involve communities in disaster management, says U.S. expert

Hindu Times: Communities have to be educated and made aware of collaborating in disaster management and mitigation endeavours. They should be told of the options available to them and encouraged to cooperate and provide feedback, Amy Chester, Managing Director, Rebuild by Design, New York, has said.

She was speaking to The Hindu on the sidelines of a two-day thematic workshop on policy planning and infrastructure development organised jointly by the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, the Centre for Public Policy Research in Kochi and the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority.

In her presentation, she said Rebuild by Design “is a process that brings together global and local expertise, regional leadership and local vision to tackle multidimensional problems that harness and cultivate strong stakeholder support and government leadership.” Read more..