Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi with support from the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai and Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) organized a three-day event in Kochi from July 23–25, 2019, as part of a four-month project to conduct awareness workshops on disaster management in three cities in Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. The event comprised of three set of sub-events which were a two-day thematic workshop on Policy Planning and Infrastructure Development Workshop (July 23–24, 2019) to outline effective and sustainable policy and planning approaches to disaster management and a one-day workshop and training program on Disaster Management, Preparedness and Resilience (July 25, 2019) to provide various stakeholders with the knowledge and skills needed to perform key tasks prior to, during, and after emergencies. Five breakout events were organized in the city to build widespread awareness on disaster management among the public.

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