Building Capacities for Empowerment and Resilience in Thailand.
About DRR Project.
Project Aim :
To strengthen community based organisations (CBO) capacity to promote consolidation and expansion of the rights of older people, income security, and the Disasters Risk Reduction (DRR) for marginalised and vulnerable older people in Thailand.
Project Period: 3 year : April 2013 – May 2015
Result 1: To improve technical, operational and management capacities of civil society organisation (CSO) to advocate for local policies promoting income security in old age, the security of vulnerable people in emergency and to raise awareness of the rights of older people.
Result 2: To promote communities’ participation in monitoring local implementation of policies, especially related to income security in old age, DRR and to expand their engagement with local authorities.
Result 3: Provide community based evidence of best practice to national policies through national public dissemination such as meetings/seminars and through appropriate mediums.
Result 4: Provide community based evidence of best practice to the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response Group (APG) for ASEAN policies.
At the 17th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM), it expressed the view that civil society participation and coordination in AADMER implementation is necessary and welcome, as CSOs are strategic partners that can help further promote and implement AADMER at the national and local levels. In light of this statement, the AADMER Partnership Group (APG), which has been working with the ASEAN since 2009 to ensure the people-centred implementation of AADMER, proposed a process to develop an ACDM-CSO partnership framework, and the proposal was approved by the ACDM.