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IOM Boosts Camp Coordination

Namibia

Témoignages.re / 18 September 2012

A 2-day workshop for camp management trainers working for the Namibian Government and the Namibian Red Cross will open tomorrow (19/9) in Windhoek.

The European Union funded workshop, co-organized by IOM and the Namibian Directorate of Disaster Risk Management, aims to provide Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) training to support seven disaster-prone regions - Caprivi, Kavango, Kunene, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto - in the north and north-east of the country.

IOM was asked by the Office of the Prime Minister to organize the workshop following severe floods and resulting internal displacement, which hit the country in March 2011. Namibia’s also suffers from periodic droughts.

The workshop will build on a training of trainers workshop delivered by IOM in November 2011. Participants will include 37 certified trainers who will discuss challenges and opportunities and plan for strategic training delivery to key risk management actors in disaster prone communities. Chief Regional Officers from Regional Councils and other key national stakeholders will attend.

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 18, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/

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