resilience starts with information
Enhance disaster preparedness among youth, children, women
Speakers at a symposium yesterday said disaster preparedness has to be enhanced among all, especially the youth, children and women.
In order to keep them safe from disasters and climate change impacts, they need be equipped with appropriate knowledge and skills to build resilience, they said at the discussion attended by researchers, practitioners and policy makers.
Save the Children International, Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER) of Brac University, Brac, C&A and C&A Foundation organised the programme at Brac Center INN, said a press release.
The two-day symposium was organised to systematically and effectively bring evidence into policy and practice, and to support practice-based application and research to reduce child-centred disaster risks, the release said.
Professor Ainun Nishat during the inauguration ceremony said, “It is essential to enhance the level of disaster preparedness among all and with particular attention to the youth, children and women…
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