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  1. 1. Aug 2009, Kathmandu Surakshit Samudaya II Building Disaster Resilient Communities, Nepal REFLECT TRAINING OF TRAINERS — A Workshop Report ActionAid Nepal DIPECHO Project Publication PROJECT AT A GLANCE REFLECT in DIPECHO Project Project Area: REFLECT is a powerful tool to AA DIPECHO V project in Banke mobilize, educate and empower Nepal conducted a eight Sunsari communities to realize their days Training of Trainers Udayapur strengths and capacities. workshop on REFLECT Partner NGOs: ActionAid Nepal is applying during 8-15 August 2009 in BEE Group REFLECT process through the VDRC Gaidakot. The A role play in action during UPCA Nepal DIPECHO project titled Surakshit participants for the ToT REFLECT ToT NP Nepal Samudaya II, being implemented comprised of selected REFLECT Co-Action Nepal in three disaster prone districts facilitators from the of Nepal. ActionAid Nepal community, who will play a WHAT IS Beneficiaries: started applying REFLECT in DRR pivotal role in mobilizing and 13,854 people work since DIPECHO IV (07-09), motivating community towards a REFLECT? utilizing its inherent strength to strong local DRR framework. Budget: Euro 377,095 empower the vulnerable groups, REFLECT (REgenerated Freirean Literacy through Empowering linking their struggle to cope Community Techniques) emerged as an approach to literacy and social Start Date: with disasters to ensure access change, which fuses the political philosophy of Paolo Freire with the 01 July 2009 to rights of disaster vulnerable methodologies of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA). Though it started people. It is expected that as a literacy movement in early ’90s, REFLECT has evolved into a Duration: reflect groups will act as the powerful empowerment tool that links people’s knowledge, capacities, 15 months large pressure group in the area, social institutions, movements and contest for rights through critical working with others to ensure reflection and review. AAN has been using Reflect as a tool for For more details, contact: empowerment at the grass root level. ActionAid Nepal reduced risks . Ph: 01-4436477 Fax: 01-4419718 Training Objective and methodologies SNAPSHOTS Training Objective focused REFLECT Circle and and Reflect process were shown mobilize community to lead the & discussed in the evening and The objectives of training during the session. DRR led REFLECT and PVA were; to orient the process. participants on rights based Facilitation approach to DRR/CBDP; Training Methodology The lead facilitator of training enabling and empowering the The training was organized in was Dhruba Thapaliya. Shyam community to take action for highly participatory method, Sundar Jnavaly & Ashok Raj the protection and security encouraging each and every Pokharel took sessions on DRR. needs of the vulnerable participant in discussion, self- The topics on education right, groups in the society; to analysis, presentation and and women’s rights were taken develop capable facilitators/ facilitation. The methodologies by Ram Sharan Sedhai and Mona activist by imparting the used were presentation, brain Sherpa respectively. Introduction knowledge and understanding storming, pair wise discussion, and clarification about overall on REFLECT: the concept, group discussion, role plays, project was done by PV importance, learning process micro-teaching, songs, and Krishnan. Dulraj Chimariya & to take catalysts role for the games. The documentaries Dinesh Singh from HI took Surakshit Samudaya II in the regarding Disaster awareness, sessions on mainstreaming area; and to enable the PVA methods, Climate change, PWDs in disaster management. participants to facilitate DRR
  2. 2. Surakshit Samudaya II: Building Disaster Resilient Communities, Nepal Participants There were 22 participants from local implementation partners, covering all the Reflect facilitators and few social mobilizers & field coordinator. Apart from partners field staffs, 4 participants were from ActionAid long term partners DA/DIs. Mr. Shivahari Khatiwada, UPCA Mr. Makbool A. Mukeri, BEE Group Mr. Dev Narayan Sharma, UPCA Ms. Shantidevi Mawrya, BEE Group Mr. Khyam B. Dahal, UPCA Ms. Ajita Godiya, BEE Group Ms. Anita Gupta, UPCA Ms. Hasina Bano Mukeri, BEE Group Ms. Radha Urawa, UPCA Ms. Raj Kumari Harijan, BEE Group Mr. Alam Miya, UPCA Mr. Arjun K. Katuwal, NP Mr. Bidhyananda Mehata, UPCA Ms. Krishna Raut, NP Ms. Ranjana K. Yadav, UPCA Ms. Nirmala Budhathoki, NP Mr. Ram Niwas Yadav, BEE Group Ms. Sarita Kumari Chaudhary, NP Ms. Bishnu Adhikary, C.D.O Ms. Indira Bote, CDO Ms. Sabitri Neupane, NAF Mr. Ashok Lama, MSN AAN experiences has shown that adoption of rights based approach enabled and promoted social movements, political awareness and solidarity among the vulnerable communities. It has also been instrumental in organizing people and social movements in ways that engage them as innovators, protagonists and WHY change activities in their struggle to recover from their vulnerabilities and REFLECT inability to exercise their own rights. Thus, REFLECT facilitates social change by empowering the people to claim and access their rights. Training procedure and outcome The training was followed a The need and use of monthly planning and structured agenda with logically reporting for the reflect facilitators were divided sessions so as to achieve the strongly discussed. Final evaluation of the objectives. The learning expectation training was made in individual and group of participants were taken due care level. while designing contents, methods and schedules. Training management Training was successful to incorporate team, including assigning daily disaster issues along with conceptual reporting and evaluation team was framework of REFLECT. From participants made from within participants. evaluation, the training was able to achieve its objective of making capable The broad topics of the training were - facilitators to smoothly conduct reflect REFLECT, popular education, disaster centers activities in their respective areas. risk reduction and preparedness, Understanding of participants on the education rights, women’s right, right contents of discussion was changed based approach, context mapping, throughout the training period. Most methods of participatory discussions, importantly, the participants’ are now PWDs mainstreaming, campaign, role feeling confident and motivated to be the of reflect facilitators, and so on. critical social agents to carry forward the REFLECT facilitators were encouraged collective mission of a strong disaster risk to use diverse methodologies such as reduction framework in Nepal. PVA tools, role plays, singing, story telling, life story while conducting Under DIPECHO V project, AA Nepal will reflect centers upon returning to their be running 24 REFLECT circles involving www.dipechonepal.org areas. confidence level was the target population towards mutual (under revision) increased. learning, sharing and local action.