Global disaster risk reduction initiatives have evolved as a system that has been continuously expanding and growing in terms of proliferation of actors including governments, Red Cross societies, the United Nations, the private sector, insurance industries, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and civil society. This system has become a collective humanitarian imperative whereby every actor has a stake in disaster response and risk reduction.
Emergency and Disaster Management Unit at EduCARE India’s Centre for Health, Safety and Environment, Kangra is empaneled with Red Cross for Disaster Management Authority with the following mandate:
- to promote UN Environment programme – APELL (Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level) to improve the community level emergency preparedness efforts, and support governments and communities initiatives, to minimize the occurrence and harmful effects of technological hazards and environmental emergencies
- to work with the most at-risk and vulnerable communities. taking inclusive and consensual approaches to local hazard mapping, disaster planning and resilience building
- to develop local disaster management plans with communities and local offices and businesses to promote proactive disaster risk reduction (DRR) in all vulnerable localities being a unique player that creates innovative future ready approaches in local as well as global DRR, climate adaptation, and the international humanitarian system
- to support and implement state disaster management scheme to create a regional task force of Youth Volunteers for “Better Disaster Preparedness and Response”
- to promote and implement AAPDA Mitra scheme of National Disaster Management Authority of India in association with the Disaster Management Authority and Regional Mountaineering Centre