The media event, organized under the umbrella of the Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group by the Myanmar Consortium for Community Resilience with support from UNDP and with funding from the European Commission and the Prudence Foundation, had the following aims:
- To raise awareness about the importance of local and indigenous knowledge and practices for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and emergency response
- To share examples of how communities have used local and indigenous knowledge and practices for DRR and emergency response, including during the recent floods
- To highlight the benefits of combining local knowledge and practices with scientific information
- To communicate the importance of involving all members of society in DRR efforts
Over 100 participants attended the event, including journalists from print/online/broadcast media, school teachers and principals and members of the DRR Working Group (international/national/local NGOs and Civil Society Organisations). The outreach to journalists was undertaken with the expectation that they will produce content (print/online articles, broadcast footage) to communicate the event’s key messages and raise awareness amongst the wider general public.
A report is shared below for your kind download.