Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust organises workshop on Radio Programme for Disaster Preparedness
Guwahati; August 21, 2016: Dr. Anamika Ray Memorial Trust (ARMT) in collaboration with Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) of Government of Assam organised a two day capacity building workshop on disaster management using participatory communication, on August 20 and 21, 2016 at Jnan Taranga Community Radio Station, Housefed Complex, Guwahati. The Workshop was formally inaugurated by Professor Madhab Chandra Sarma, Chairperson of the Trust. The welcome address was extended by Shri Rajat Baran Mahanta, Vice Chairperson of ARMT. A total of ten participants from Jnan Taranga (KKHSOU) and Radio Luit (Gauhati University) were trained on the Community Learning Programme, a model based on formative research developed by Commonwealth of Learning (COL) – an intergovernmental organisation based in Cannda. ASDMA Project Officer Mridusmita Borah shared a detailed description about disaster management and preparedness to the participants. Apart from the local trainers, a Delhi based participatory communication specialist Devi Leena Bose interacted with the participants regarding Message Matrix of Community Learning Programme. Both the radio stations shall produce ten Community Learning Programmes on disaster preparedness each where stakeholders and respective communities shall actively participate.