Political dialogue on capacity building for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Early Warning System - Foundation Office Kenya
On the 19th and 20th of September 2018, KAS together with the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) Baringo Office engaged various stakeholders in the field of the Disaster Risk Reduction working with communities at the ward level on best approaches for supporting the implementation of the ethical principles of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), as well as providing dialogue workshops that demystified ethical issues in DRR and disaster response.
The workshops allowed the participants to map out issues that were considered ethical by communities during disaster response and made recommendations on how such elements could be communicated or taken into account during DRR planning.
Furthermore, the participants were taken through the concept application of the Standard Operating Procedures (S.O.Ps) and the relevance of such S.O.Ps during disaster response and in the wider area of DRR. While S.O.P has been applied at the National level, from the deliberations, it was apparent that the county and ward level interventions to address disasters in the short and long run missed out on such procedures. A recommendation was made for various development partners to support the process of developing these procedures as they are important in standardizing responses and providing basic steps which are key in saving both lives and investments during disaster hits.