South Sudan, 11 September 2012: UNICEF supports capacity development of Government in emergency preparedness and response
JUBA, South Sudan, 11 September 2012 - A three day National capacity building workshop on emergency preparedness and response is currently underway in Juba, where senior officials from the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management (MoHADM) are participating. These institutions are responsible for the coordination of humanitarian assistance and disaster management in South Sudan.
The workshop supported by UNICEF, will contribute to the development of a strategic plan for RRC’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system of humanitarian activities.
“The roll out of an M&E strategy for humanitarian activities at field level will help to achieve a balanced and equitable humanitarian support. We are committed to deliver humanitarian assistance and be accountable to the public,” said Peter Lam Both, RRC chairperson.
The national training is the culmination of three intensive training workshops recently organized at the Greater Equatoria, Greater Upper Nile and Greater Bahr-el Ghazal regions. Around 100 staff from the state RRCs have attended the trainings in Malakal, Wau and Juba. The training of key RRC officials focused on strengthening emergency preparedness and response mechanisms to respond to humanitarian emergencies, effectively.
“It’s critical to monitor the impact of our humanitarian interventions and to ensure the needs of the most vulnerable are met in respect of the humanitarian principles,” said Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF Representative during the opening of the workshop in Juba.
The national workshop being held at Yam Hotel in Juba will end on 13 September 2012.
For more information, please contact:
Siddartha(Sid) Shrestha, Chief of Strategic Communication, UNICEF South Sudan
Alessia Turco, Emergency Specialist, UNICEF South Sudan
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