practical shelter innovation for disaster relief

Yangon bamboo RSK instructor training May 4th & 5th 2017

ReciproBoo is working closely with the Myanmar Community Deveopment Association (CDA) to set up two training sessions for shelter organisations in Yangon on 4th and 5th of May.

The training will be different to the previous training workshops in many ways.The emphasis will be on achieving an "instructor" level standard for participants in the assembly, erection and utility of the bamboo RSK relief shelters in Myanmar. Participants will then be able to set up further training of trainers (TOT) of their own staff or in communities at risk throughout Myanmar.

ReciproBoo is working closely with UNHCR to set up two RSK instructor training sessions in Sittwe, Rakhine State on 8th and 9th of May.

The training will focus on the Department for Rural Development (DRD) and also UNHCR and the Myanmar Red Cross.

After their training the instructors from DRD will train other government staff whilst UNHCR will train NGOs. Myanmar Red Cross instructors will take their training to assist townships in the region.

The bamboo RSK is a new concept in shelter construction that is being introduced to the wider community. These training workshop will be an important opportunity for participants to contribute towards this process.

Both of these training sessions will be followed up by careful monitoring and evaluation after 6 months to assess the effectiveness of the TOT in the wider community.

The eventual aim is to empower communities that are at high risk of flooding to set up their own disaster preparedness programs (DPPs) based on this simple bamboo shelter kit.

The overall shelter response by the aid agencies to large scale disasters in Myanmar will also be improved.

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