atural disasters have been visitingevery part of the globe at one timeor other. Our world is becoming morevulnerable to disasters. Community based disasterpreparedness project is the commitment of theKerala Social Service Forum to the coastalcommunity to effectively manage disasters. Projectenvisions creation of resilient communities capableof managing disaster where Preparedness,mitigation and risk reduction are the pillars.Paradigm shift effected is that local communities,and not the outside agencies are the principalrespondents to a disaster. We envision acommunity aware of its resources and in positionto take up responsibilities. And yet disasterpreparedness cannot be an isolated venture buthas to be coupled with developmental initiatives.It is a question of addressing geological and socialvulnerabilities from a development angle. Projectis being implemented in tsunami affected fivedistricts of Kerala viz, Trivandrum, Kollam, Alleppey,Ernakulam and Trichur in coordinating partnershipwith Diocesan Social Service Societies.
Capacitation of the coastal communities of selected wards of five districts of Kerala toeffectively manage disasters and promotesustainable development through communitymobilisation.
Strengthen capacities of Community basedorganisations and structures to addressdevelopment issues in a collective manner.
Promote and replicate locally specific waterand sanitation structures and createcommunity consciousness on eco restorationand environment.
Facilitate lobbying and networking with PRIs,Line Departments and other institutions forsustainability of the community initiatives.
Community BasedDisaster Preparedness