Disaster reduction workshop for villages that experienced disaster : Community Disaster Risk Reduction

Action plan project by HANDs! Fellows 2015/2016 from Thailand

In Chiang Rai, Thailand, a large earthquake occurred in 2014, causing great damages such as destruction of buildings and landslides. However, even today, there are not enough preparations, as buildings do not have sufficient earthquake resistance, and the evacuation path for when a landslide occurs is unknown.

Ban Lua Pattana Village, which is surrounded by mountains, is one of these regions. The next time that a large earthquake occurs, there are predicted to be great damages. In this action plan, the Fellow cooperated with a local university and hosted workshops on disaster prevention for residents. She also made board games where participants can learn about landslides while having fun, as well as a landslide risk map. She was able to convey knowledge on disaster reduction related to construction and approaches toward landslides when a disaster occurs to 292 village residents.

Locations

Ban Lua Pattana Village, Mae Chan District ,Chiang Rai Province, Thailand

Period

January 23 to 25, 2016

Number of people outreached

32 workshop participants

Indirectly outreached 292 people in all 130 households in the village

Implementing Fellow

Sirinon Suwanmolee (Thailand)

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