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  • Advanced Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction ACEDRR
    T. Malaipatti, Thenkarai PO, Mullipallam SO, Sholavandan (Via), Vadipatti Taluk Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
    625 207
    India

    Email: acedrr@dhan.org
    Phone: +91 4543293405
    Website: http://dhan.org/acedrr/

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Advanced Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction (ACEDRR)

Non-Governmental Organization

http://dhan.org/acedrr/

The Mission of ACEDRR is to provide evidence based knowledge for enabling integration of disaster risk reduction in mainstream development and encourage community driven models and solutions for sustainability of disaster risk reduction.

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Mission

The Mission of ACEDRR is to provide evidence based knowledge for enabling integration of disaster risk reduction in mainstream development and encourage community driven models and solutions for sustainability of disaster risk reduction.

Disaster Reduction Goal

The Centre aims to become a centre of excellence in the field of disaster risk reduction through:
- Building and sharing knowledge gained from practice.
- Pioneering in research, networking and policy advocacy.
- Encouraging innovations and action.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

The principles ACEDRR are:
- Giving primacy for the indigenous knowledge, wisdom and practices of the communities in disaster risk reduction
- Promoting partnership models and community driven approaches for disaster risk reduction
- Advancing the knowledge and practices in disaster risk reduction
- Enabling disaster risk reduction through multi-sectoral, inter-disciplinary, and multi-stakeholder action.

It prepared policy for drought and flood for DHAN Collective Institutions also it provides a course on DRR for the students of Tata-Dhan Academy, Madurai and it organises Advanced Reflective education and Training Programme on DRR.

Membership in Key Networks

- NIDM
- RIMES

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

- Organized seminars, workshops at national level and regional level
- Prepared policy for drought and flood for DHAN Collective Institutions
- Facilitation to promote community institutions to cope with different disasters

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

- Published policy briefs, pilot briefs and researches
- Made MoU with NIDM and RIMES for DRR initiatives and for dissemination.

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

- Provides a course on DRR for the students of Tata-Dhan Academy, Madurai.
- Organizes Advanced Reflective education and Training Programme on DRR.
- Dissemination through community radio and Village information centres
- Promoted climate farm school

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

- Pilot project holder of Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve project and a trustee member in GoMBRT.
- Project partner in FIMSUL project of UNDP.
- Extensive programme implementation in Tsunami relief, rehabilitation and conservation throughout the coast of Tamilnadu.
- Under taking pilot project on climate change
adaptation with GIZ.
- Facilitation in extensive coverage of the vulnerable communities under Government health insurance programme and in promotion of SUGAM hospitals which is owned be deserving poor communities

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

- Facilitated to create drought/flood mitigation funds at community institutions across India
- Created capacity for community institutions
- Policy directions on drought and flood disasters for community institutions

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

ACEDRR, as a centre for learning, will:
- Document the good practices and DRR models already in existence and will disseminate this knowledge to a wide audience.
- Experiment with, develop, and disseminate various tools, techniques, and models for DRR.
- Create and maintain a DRR database which will cater to the needs of professionals, institutions, and the community.
- Involve community based research and policy research in the area of disaster risk reduction.

ACEDRR strives to work at the local, national, regional, and global levels and will be seen in its involvement with five distinct streams of activities such as:
- Action research,
- Training and education,
- Documentation and publication,
- Policy advocacy and awareness, networking, and
- Consultancy.

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  • T. Malaipatti, Thenkarai PO, Mullipallam SO, Sholavandan (Via), Vadipatti Taluk Madurai, Tamilnadu, India 625 207 India

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