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Delhi - Interactive Workshop on Civil Defence

Code CIDEF|2010|ADMIN|120
Short title Delhi - Interactive Workshop on Civil Defence
Title Delhi - Interactive Workshop on Civil Defence
Fields iDRM CIDEF: Civil Defence
Target Groups ADMIN: Regulators and Adminsitration
Event Details
Date Place Details Application
Mon 25.10.2010
1 Day(s)
Delhi - The Claridges
Claridges Hotel, New Delhi
12 Aurangzeb Rd
110011 New Delhi , Delhi

Contact Name: Dr. Sandhay Chatterji
Claridges Hotel, New Delhi
Max. participants 41
Target Group • Ministry of Home Affairs (DM Division)
• Director General of Civil Defence
• Directors of State Civil Defence
• Assistant Director General (Communication & CD)
• Director NCDC
• Junior Staff Officer (Civil Defence), New Delhi
Organiser Directorate General Civil Defence
Institutions Involved NCDC, InWEnt, GTZ-ASEM
  • To familiarize with the concept organization and legal provisions for Civil Defence in India
  • Exposure to German Civil Protection Organisation (THW) & its operational functions
Expected results/impacts

The ongoing Revamping Plan has identified hundred multi-hazard prone districts which needs raising / strengthening of Civil Defence measures. The Workshop will aim to initiate the process of understanding the German Civil Protection Organization and development of District Civil Defence measures on similar lines.

Indicators to measure success/impact

Establishing the cdDRM Capacity Development programme

Description of contents/agenda

Main points of discussion:

  • Overview of proposed cdDRM programme
  • Overview of THW Germany
  • Discussion on revamping scheme for civil defence
  • Possible inputs under Indo-German cooperation

The inaugural session began with an introductory welcome by Sh Sanjay Sehgal, Dy Dir Projects and Shri Rajiv Kumar, DG NDRF. This was followed by an overview of the NCDC-InWEnt joint cooperation for the cdDRM programme by Florian Bemmerlein-Lux and a presentation on civil Defence system in Germany/THW by Stephen Knobloch. Sh AE Ahmed, Secretary Border Management the Chief Guest spoke on the need to improve the capacity building/training programmes in civil defence and change the institutional set up to allow for change from a relief centric to proactive approach. GOI was committed to provide support to this and there was a central scheme of 100 crores for revamping civil defence system in states and Sh. Ahmed urged delegates to develop a road map for achieving the objectives of the scheme. The implementation of this scheme had been relatively slow and he urged participants to address the inputs that could be provided by InWEnt under the new proposed programme on cdDRM.

The next presentation was made by Stephan Knobloch on THW and led to a lively question and answer session on the Federal System for civil defence in Germany.
The afternoon session was devoted to discussion on revamping of the civil defence system in states. Under the scheme, the following components are considered:

  • Upgrading of existing CDTI
  • New CDYI to be fully equipped
  • 100 Multi Hazard prone districts
  • Pilot project in 40 towns in 20 states
  • Training camps, exercises/demonstrations in 30 states at a lump sum outlay of Rs 300 lakhs
  • Publicity and Awareness (local language, district centric)
  • Reorientation of town centric CD system to district centric
  • Hiring transport
  • Project management
  • Monitoring and evaluation

The key questions related to inputs that could be provided by InWEnt are:

  • Training of master trainers
  • NCDC/partner institutions training made more efficient
  • Networking and inputs from international resource persons; institutional exchange of information, trainers; standardization of training material, equipment
  • E-learning / web training platform
  • Development of equipment – assistance from international experts who can help to adapt international equipment to local manufacturing capabilities
  • Twinning between THW and NCDC
  • Improved fire fighting skills at local levels

Sh. A.E. Ahmed - Secretary (Border Management)

Sh. Mukul Goel, Inspector General NDRF & CD

Secretary A.E. Ahmed (MoHA Border Management), Sh. Rajiv, Director General NDRF & CD and Flo Bemmerlein-Lux (InWEnt)

Mr. GS Saini, Director NCDC + Sh. Sanjay Aggarwal, Director Disaster Management + NN + Sh. BB Pande, Director Project

Sh. BB Pande, MoHA - Director Project

Sh. RMS Brar, Director Civil Defence, Gujarat + NN + NN

Event report and material
DGCD Directorate General Civil Defence
Sh. A.E. Ahmed - Secretary (Border Management)
Civil Defence and Disaster Risk Management - overview
Flo Bemmerlein-Lux, InWEnt senior advisor
Overview Capacity Building - Germany
Mr. Stephen Knobloch - THW training centre Neuhausen, Germany: Senor Trainer and Training Manager THW
Civil Defence in Disaster Risk Management
Mr. G.S. Saini, Director NCDC Nagpur
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