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Training, Education & Public Awareness Division

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Training, Education & Public Awareness Division generally provides training and public awareness for various level of the community in Sri Lanka

Key Responsibilities

National Level Training in Disaster Risk Management
The Training Division of the DMC conducts training and awareness on a regular basis in collaboration with other divisions within the DMC and with funding available through other sources
Training for Government Officials
Appropriate modules or programs in specialist areas associated with the particular sector that the respective officials are working in would help career pathways. May include strengthening of the respective organizations by identifying and strengthening the required capacities and skills to face a crisis as custom designed training programmes
Special Training Programmes at Sub-national Levels
Related to Disaster Risk Assessment, Preparedness, Early Warning, Response, Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction activities
General Public Awareness
Public awareness programmes organized with the involvement of DMC District Units, various Government Stakeholder Agencies, NGOs and Media. These can take the form of public awareness campaigns using media, posters, competitions, street dramas, workshops and others. Public Awareness programmes are for the following target groups:
• Community in all fields of activities including farmers, fishermen, traders, skilled workmen in building trades etc. and house wives
• School children - Art competitions; participation in disaster reduction campaigns and events; and meeting with people involved in disaster mitigation
• Officials of various organizations
• Professionals of different sectors
• Political heads of Provincial Councils and Local Authorities
• Journalists

Organization Information

Disaster Management Centre

Vidya Mawatha,

Colombo 07.

Telephones:011-2136136 , 011-2136222, 0112 670 002, 117
Fax Nos:0112-670079,

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