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CCED Held its Second Two-Day Training Course (Community Based Disaster Risk Management)
  Tuesday, July 15, 2014

CCED Held its Second Two-Day Training Course on the theme

“Community Based Disaster Risk Management”

on 17-18 June at

 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad

CCED held its second two-day training course on the theme “Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)” on 17-18 June, 2014 at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, ChakShazad, Park Road, Islamabad. Fourteen participants from various organizations, including American Refugee Committee, Federal General Hospital, Geological Survey of Pakistan, and the Norwegian Embassy attended the training which was conducted by disaster management expert Dr. Abdur Rehman Cheema and an experienced disaster management practitioner Mr Jalilur Rehman.

CBDRM is a specialized area of interest with underlying objectivesof developing deep understanding of the academic andtechnical aspects of local level of risks and vulnerabilities and appropriate actions that are required for risk reduction and mitigation.
Dr.Cheema covered the important theoretical and conceptual aspects of the topic and Mr Jalilur Rehman highlighted the applied dimensions of the CBDRM. With this strong blend of an academic and a filed practitioner, training contents were very well received by all participants. One of the participants expressed his views about the training in the following words:

Training at COMSATS was indeed an excellent opportunity to upgrade professional knowledge, meet with a diverse and experienced group of nice people.

The training contents were designed in way to allow sufficient opportunity to the participants to practice their learning through group exercises. The do-how learning approach kept the learning environment alive and productive. On the first training day dinner was hosted in honour of the trainers and participants at the Tandoori Restaurant, Islamabad.

CIIT Rector Dr S.M. Zaidi and Dean of the CIIT Faculty of Business Administration Professor Dr.Qaisar Abbas addressed the participants in the closing ceremony at the end of the second day. Later on, all participants, the trainers and the organizers were presented with certificates. A group photo was held after the certificate distribution ceremony. The participants were seen off after the afternoon tea.  


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