Training cum workshop on development of contingency plan was organized in coordination with Shankharapur Business Group and Local Disaster and Climate Resilient Committee. Altogether, 22 participants joined in representing Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs)- Mills (furniture and food processing), Brick manufacturing factories, Schools, Private hospitals, and Shankharapur Business Group. The three-day event merged the theoretical presentation followed by group work and visit of nearby school and hospital to have better comprehension of evacuation routes and risk elements. The participants developed their evacuation maps during the event along with a draft sketch of their contingency plan.
The final draft of plans will be shared with the project team and will be placed at their institutions. The activity has helped visualize the risk factors to the participants (representative of private sector), sensitized that a small investment or simply perception change can help them minimize the risk they are prone to. It has motivated them for disaster preparedness to ensure continuity of their post disaster initiatives. This will support in preparing the community for rapid response and continue their services during and after the disaster.