Voluntary commitment

Fostering leadership amongst children,youth and urban local city representatives for building disaster and climate resilience at local level

Description

SEEDS are committed to promote leadership amongst children, youth and urban local leaders through establishing multi stakeholder citizens ‘forum at the local level. 5 urban cities in different risk zones will be selected, where these forums will be established. The citizens’ forum is expected to push for an accountable governance framework and promote innovative solutions at the local level to confront complex urban risks. The risks are perceived in this context pertain to a broader spectrum of shocks and stresses, social injustice, violence, conflicts and basic sub standard living environment. Citizens’ forum is expected to bring in the desired change and demonstrate impacts of local level resilience.

Youth, children, urban local city representatives and the members from urban local bodies will represent the citizens’ forum and advocate jointly for building resilience of the local neighborhoods in the city through continuous engagement with the local government.

SEEDS is committed to train 500 youth members across 5 cities as Emergency Responders. Youth will be also involved in identifying the underlying risks in the urban communities and taking proactive measures to reduce the day-to-day stresses at the neighborhood level.

SEEDS is committed to bring out the voices of children through Children’s platform especially to advocate issues on Urban DRR related to children safety. At least 50000 children will be trained across 5 risk zones on disaster preparedness and safety. The schools will be strengthened through structural and non-structural interventions to help them increase their overall resilience.

SEEDS is committed to respond to 5 emergencies leading to resilience building to reach out at least 1000 families.

SEEDS is committed to train 1000 masons for safe construction practices in span of three years.

Targets

The commitment will be achieved in span of 3 years and the target beneficiaries are as follows:
a. Urban Local Representatives
b. Children
c. Youth
d. Masons
e. Affected families during disasters

Indicators

Indicators are as follows:
* atleast 5 urban city representatives have developed and submitted Road maps for Disaster Risk Reduction to the local government
* at least 5 urban local government bodies have taken proactive measures to reduce risks at the city level
* atleast 50000 children have developed their capacities to identify risks and have knowledge to cope up with disasters
* atleast 1000 masons have acquired and demonstrated knowledge on safe construction families
* atleat 1000 families have been reached out post emergencies and interventions have helped to build their resilience
* atleast 500 youth have acquired knowledge and demonstrated the skills for being effective Emergency Responders

Means of verification

* Documentation of the Best Practices
* Case Studies
* Films- Videos
* IEC material

Timeframe

March 2015 to March 2018

Contact Person

Ms Shivangi Chavda
Dy. Executive Director, Sustainable Environment & Ecological Development Society

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