ISLAMABAD, IOM and the Sindh Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) have jointly hosted a 6-day training of trainers (ToT) on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for 30 government officials and staff from NGOs working in flood-affected districts of Sindh Province.
The ToT establishes a roster of experts who will train others throughout the province and serve as resource persons in preparing for and responding to displacement to camp-like settings in the event of any future natural disaster.
Participants took part in a rigorous capacity building programme, learning to train on 10 key components of CCCM Introduction to Camp Management, Roles and Responsibilities, International Law and Human Rights Framework, Protection, International Standards, Camp Set Up, Camp Care and Maintenance, Camp Closure, Coordination and Information Management, and Participation.
In delivering these modules at the field level, roster members will promote a more systematic, structured approach to protection and assistance of internally displaced persons, in line with international standards and best practices.
We are proud to partner with PDMA in creating a pool of expert trainers whose services will not only be available for deployment during any future emergencies, but who will be of great service in training other government and civil society officials, which is a need of the hour keeping in view natural disasters the country has faced during the last several years, said IOM Pakistan Chief of Mission Enrico Ponziani.
Attending the closing ceremony today (23/3) as Guests of Honour was the Sindh Minister of Rehabilitation and Disaster Management, Haji Muzaffar Ali Shujra.
Other key participants included Provincial Secretary of Rehabilitation and Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department Sohail Akber Shah, Director General of the Provincial Disaster Management Commitment Danish Saeed, and IOM Chief of Mission Enrico Ponziani.
The minister awarded certificates to the trainees and delivered the closing remarks, congratulating participants, recognizing the joint accomplishment of IOM and the Government of Pakistan, and encouraging further expansion of the project throughout the province.
The 30 participants for the training of trainers were selected from previous trainings organized in flood-affected districts of Sindh including Hyderabad, Sukkur, Badin, Dadu and Mirpukhas.
As the global IASC Shelter Cluster lead agency for CCCM in natural disasters, IOM is part of the broader flood response working along with the Government of Pakistan, local and international NGOs, and UN agencies.