NGOs offer a unique position to mobilize communities at the grassroots level into developing better awareness strategies while at the same time are able to advise and advocate change in policy. When it comes to disaster management, every NGO has a different role to play. Each body either focuses on preparing for a disaster in its own way or follows in the footsteps of others around them. This is vital because a calamity, be it natural or artificial, can victimise anybody, be it in private sector or public service. As such, we rather function as keep players who create public awareness when a disaster is about to strike and also spread information about how it can be prevented and what should be done if it occurs.
Besides generating awareness, we also provide advocacy for disaster management. With the help of government, we review different policies in order to address concerns pertaining to disaster management. We also develop in establishing an advocacy roadmap which predicts opportunities that are available for a group or country in order to invest in preparation. We invite participation of other partners as well to collect funds and use it for creating interventions for the disaster. Such a form of advocacy is very important as it improves strategy development, policy formulation, and drafting of disaster management programmes at different levels.
Natural disasters are generally recurrent and unpredictable events that require integrated policies & combined effort of all the local groups, national & international level authorities.
We aim to provide relief materials, organize health camp, get involved in rescue operations, arrange temporary shelters and much more so people are able to survive and recover from disasters. We provide support in critical sectors like health, education, water supply and sanitation, shelter and infrastructure, restoration of livelihoods, food security and nutrition, environment, etc.
However, when capacity building of all levels is taken into account, NGOs remain the main players of disaster management across the globe. To deal with these situations, we provide special training to our volunteers, officers that help them extend aid during difficult times and provide relief and recovery support to the most affected people by
- Advocating at the appropriate forums including legislative and policy levels for disaster mitigation to be institutionalised in policy, legislative and institutional frameworks,
- Disaster mitigation awareness and capacity-building activities-promoting inclusive disaster management approaches
- Developing operational sustainable livelihoods models
- Strengthening disaster preparedness measures
- Assisting in risk assessments and action planning
- Constructing shelters, public buildings and other critical infrastructure safe from disasters.
- Improving water and sanitation systems