Youth volunteers leading
disaster response in Myanmar ADPC: Youth volunteers leading <br> disaster response in Myanmar

Published on: 07/27/2016

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Training Services Department

Type: Impact Stories and Case Studies

File size: 0.60 MB


Publication Overview/Description

In the past, natural disasters have wreaked havoc in Myanmar causing extreme damage and losses while impacting the livelihoods of people across the country. Officials from the Relief and Resettlement Department of Myanmar under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, devised a plan to better engage the community level by training youth volunteers.

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center conducted a training on Youth Leadership for Disaster Resilience in Myanmar in collaboration with other organizations. The five day training workshop provided participants from the youth sector with the necessary knowledge, skills and approaches towards leadership roles in disaster risk management.

The training methods have proven effective and volunteers are already making a difference.