The ECO Club and NSS wing of Madras school of social work collaborated with National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India and conducted one day training on Disaster Management. The training mainly aimed at improving the emergency response and capacitating the students about natural or man-made disasters. In the era of unprecedented urbanization and many of our cities are vulnerable to disasters due to their location in high-risk zones. The disaster vulnerability has also increased considerably over the years due to extreme weather conditions being influenced by climate change. Taking this into account, the one day training program focused on awareness on various disaster and timely responses. Disaster preparedness was the key component which enhanced the students about different key stakeholders in various areas of Disaster Risk Management.
Total of 84 students were participated from both U.G and P.G. The students from both Eco club and NSS were part of the event held at the Auditorium MSSW Campus. Mr. Arumugam and Ms. Jaqulene Training Officer, NADM, Tamil Nadu facilitated the training program. During the programme, various case studies and real life incidents were shared to get a clear understanding on the issues. Half a day was a theory session and half day was actual hands on experience. The students learnt on various technique to survive a disaster as well as different strategies to respond to disaster.