- KEN 1 & 2 -
The first two KEN workshops in 2008 and 2009 in Israel and Sri Lanka respectively, brought together professionals from Sarvodaya in Sri Lanka, the Population and Community Development Association (PDA) in Thailand, the International Blue Crescent (IBC) in Turkey, Israel Magen David Adom from Israel (IMDA), All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) in India, and the CARE Society from the Maldives. Both workshops focused on the theme of “Disaster as Opportunity.” Discussions centered on disaster preparedness and the three phases of response: emergency, recovery, and renewal. Emphasis was placed on the need to view these phases as a continuum so as not to overlook development opportunities that emerge in early phases. These two workshops resulted in a school safety project in the Delta region of Myanmar following Hurricane Nargis. It was implemented with professional input from AIDMI in India and YAKKUM in Indonesia.