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IORA-TIKA Training of Trainers Program for Disaster Risk Management

  • Theme of Event

    Disaster Risk Management

  • Venue
    Ankara - Turkey
  • Date
    16 – 22 May 2022

IORA in collaboration with the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) will be hosting a Training of Trainers Program in the area of Disaster Risk Management.

Natural disasters cause many losses of life and property in regions they occur and affect individuals and communities negatively. To reduce and prepare for disaster damages, it is necessary to increase social awareness and mindfulness  and to ensure preparedness for disasters. However, because of the random nature of disasters, raising awareness on preparedness requires organised and determined efforts by permanent bodies and community leaders. Natural and manmade disasters remain a threat, which vary in terms of its size and intensity. Long-lasting devastating impacts occur such as contamination of drinking water and food security in affected areas. Taking these risks into consideration, it is necessary to raise awareness of the society, especially preparing and training community leaders to manage disasters effectively, and by securing appropriate measures to be taken in post-disaster situations. 


IORA in collaboration with TIKA will be hosting a one-week programme entitled ‘’ IORA-TIKA Training of Trainers Program on Organising Community Leaders for Disaster Risk Reduction and Protection Against Infectious Diseases and Hygiene in Post Disaster Conditions” from 16 – 22 May 2022.


Considering Turkey’s extensive experience in pre and post-disaster events, and considerable know-how on environmental efforts in Disaster Risk Management (DRM), this training programme is developed in accordance with the Country Statement delivered by Turkey at the 21st IORA Council of Ministers Meeting held in November 2021 in Dhaka, Bangladesh in a hybrid-format, to strengthen IORA’s priority area of DRM and the Work Plan of the IORA Working Group on Disaster Risk Management (WGDRM). Turkey became a Dialogue Partner of IORA in 2018.


The main objectives of this training programme would be to:

  • Acquire awareness on the occurrence of disasters, ways of protection from hazards and risks,
  • Disseminate knowledge and raising awareness among communities by the trainers.
  • Prepare IORA community leaders to be well versed in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies and planning methods.
  • Improve skills and knowledge on effective DRM training.
  • Raise awareness on behavioural change toward hygiene and sanitation practices in general and focusing on post disaster risks for hygiene and disease control.
  • Enhance DRM cooperation between IORA participants and TIKA.


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