Training for communities


The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is delivering a five-day training on community-based disaster risk management planning to representatives of government (provincial and district) and at-risk communities of Hoiyabia, Puju and Yambraka (Hela) and Ekari (Southern Highlands).
Delivered in Mendi and co-funded by the Hela government and USAID’s bureau for humanitarian assistance, the training is empowering 21 participants with knowledge and strategies for strengthening community resilience to natural hazards.
Southern Highlands office of disaster and climate change adviser John Kink is facilitating delivery of the training with the IOM team.
According to IOM, Hela and Southern Highlands are prone to disasters such as floods and landslides and communities have experienced displacement and destruction because of the impacts of these disasters.