Japan Funds Disaster Reduction Training in Galle District

[TamilNet, Monday, 13 March 2006, 11:09 GMT]
The Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Mr. Akio Suda signed an agreement with Dr. Tetsushi Kurita The Asian Disaster Reduction Centre (ADRC) under the NGO grant aid scheme where the Japanese Government will provide US $92,468 to ADRC to carry out a series of community based disaster reduction through Hands-on Training in Galle District, a press release issued by the Embassy of Japan in Colombo Monday said. ADRC will collaborate with Galle District Secretariat in this effort, the release added.

Full text of the press release follows:

Japanese aid to Galle
Japanese aid to Galle
The Asian Disaster Reduction Centre (ADRC) in collaboration with the Galle District Secretariat will carry out a series of community based disaster reduction through Hands-on Training in Galle District. The Government of Japan has provided US $ 92,468 to ADRC under the NGO Grant Aid Scheme. The signing of the Grant Contract between H.E. Mr. Akio Suda, Ambassador of Japan and Dr. Tetsushi Kurita of ADRC took place on March 13, 2006 at the Embassy of Japan.

The importance of dealing with all aspects of disaster reduction has grown over the years especially in light of the recent tsunami disaster that devastated the coastal areas of Sri Lanka. In this context, Sri Lanka will need to build up its capacity in disaster reduction, mitigation, and preparedness, so that the country would be able to face any natural disasters in the future. However, all this cannot be achieved in the short term, but would require a continuous effort in terms of institutional strengthening and capacity building. Innovative and effective practices from other countries would be very useful in this regard, especially from countries like Japan where a well planned disaster management system is in place to deal with the numerous natural disasters that occur quite frequently.

ADRC is a Japanese Non Governmental Organization involved in training and capacity building in disaster reduction in Japan and in other counties. It has wide experience in the field and would be a good source of knowledge and information on disaster reduction for Sri Lanka.

The project will provide training for 300 trainers and conduct around 200 workshops for officials at all levels, NGOs and the resident community all over the Galle district. Funds will also be utilized for procuring training equipment and other material that can be used by the Galle District Secretariat for future training and disaster related communication.

Mr. P. D. Amarasinghe, Secretary Ministry of Disaster Management, officials of Embassy of Japan and ADRC were also present at the ceremony.

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.10.19 23:24  
SL Navy silently extends occupation of coastal lands at Kirimichchai in Batticaloa
20.10.19 23:58   Photo
Sinhala supporters of Gotabhaya encroach into pasturelands in Batticaloa
19.10.19 23:31  
Pentagon steps up maritime defence trade with India, UK seeks IOR opportunities
18.10.19 23:43   Photo
Monk backing Gotabhaya wants Tamil owners to stay away from their lands in interior Batticaloa
17.10.19 19:14   Photo
SL Police resorts to violence in grabbing lands of Tamil fishers in Batticaloa North
16.10.19 23:19   Photo
Chennai Connect and Eezham Tamils reminding Tamil Nadu to assert Tamil geopolitics
15.10.19 23:50  
Colombo destroys dairy-farming economy of Eezham Tamils in Batticaloa
14.10.19 23:48   Photo
Tamil parties in North-East stipulate ‘acid test’ terms to SL presidential candidates
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=17450