Ovel Goal & Strategies

Overall Goal: Reduce the number of vulnerable, amount of death, injury and impact from disasters, food insecurity and address threats caused by population movement.

Disaster Preparedness and Response Strategic Directions
  • Build communities, volunteers and stakeholders capacities in order to prepare, respond, and recover effectively to reduce the impact of disasters.
  • Raise community, volunteers and stakeholders awareness on climate change and threats, prepare for response to disasters caused by climate change.
  • Enhance food security through early warning, food production and preservation as well as livestock rearing (ruminant).
  • Advocate for the protection of populations that moved and provide care and support as well as address the threats that are associate to it.

Strategies and Core Action Areas

Strategy 1: Build communities, volunteers and stakeholders capacities in order to prepare, respond, and recover effectively to reduce the impact of disasters.

  • Collect, compile and adapt a relevant disaster manuals, guidelines and materials on community risk reduction.
  • Build capacities of communities prone to disasters to be more prepared, and response to and recover from disasters through improvement of resilient.
  • Assist disaster prone communities in developing a disaster plan and response mechanisms.
  • ¬†Build capacities of volunteers and stakeholders on disaster preparedness, response and recovery including climate change.
  • Set-up fully a national and community base disaster response teams to effectively response to reduce the impacts of disaster on communities.

Strategy 2: Raise community, volunteers and stakeholders awareness on climate change and threats, prepare for response to disasters caused by climate change.

  • Integrate climate change in all the National Society programme areas.
  • Develop training curricula for volunteers and community leaders to disseminate the impact of climate change in our environment.
  • Development of sensitization materials on climate change for sensitization activities.
  • Organize sensitization seminars with volunteers and stakeholders on the impact of climate change in our environment.
  • Organize sensitization activities with communities on the impact of climate change and discourage illegal logging, bush fires in collaboration with foresters.
  • Encourage famers and rural communities on tree planting for reforestation and reduction of impact of windstorms and floods.

Strategy 3: Enhance food security through early warning, food production and preservation as well as livestock rearing (ruminant).

  • Promote the use of early maturing and high quality seeds to boost agricultural productivity to improve food security.
  • Set-up network of volunteers for early detection of food insecurity during harvest and accessibility for early warning.
  • Foster collaboration with government and relevant institutions to improve traditional farming practices.
  • Link food security agenda with other programs of the NS, such as water sanitation, health promotion and climate change.
  • Define simple food preservation methods and sensitize farmers for improved food storage.
  • Encourage famers to rear livestock for improved food security and income.

Strategy 4: Advocate for the protection of populations that moved and provide care and support as well as address the threats that are associate to it.

  • Develop collaborative relation with the Government of the Gambia and other relevant institutions for the protection of populations that moved.
  • Set-up system in each Red Cross Branch to deal with population movement to ensure protection, care and support.
  • Integrate restoring family link services in the comprehensive management of populations that moved.
  • Assess all risk factors associated with populations that move with a view of reducing impacts.
  • Advocate for the rights and protection of populations that move for an all inclusive integrated approach.

 

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