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OneMinutesJr workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Georgia - Day 1

by Chris Schuepp

TBILISI, 18 May 2013 - And another OneMinutesJr video workshop in Georgia! A day after finishing the seminar on Violence against children, we start a second workshop today on the topic of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

16 teenagers from different regions in Georgia have come to the capital Tbilisi to share their ideas about DRR. Most of them have gone through emergency trainings in their schools and are ready to produce short films visualizing what they have learned and sharing it with their peers.

Brainstorming session at the video workshop in Tbilisi on Disaster Risk Reduction - UNICEF / Chris Schuepp / 2013

Nino Gvetadze, Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction Officer for UNICEF Georgia, explains how the children were selected: "The teenagers at the workshop are all participants from the "Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction among Vulnerable Communities and Institutions in Georgia" project phase I & II in pilot schools in Georgia and are now focal points in their schools for disaster preparedness. They organize simulation exercises in their classes, they plant trees to prevent landslides and mudslides and are generally active advocates for better disaster preparedness."

After the introductory session of the workshop, the participants start developing their story ideas. Natural disasters like earthquakes, landslides or floods are most likely to be under the main topics, but there are also other hazards like fires and man-made disasters that could come up as central ideas of the scenarios.

In the afternoon, the individual discussions with the trainers start and continue until the evening before the first day of the workshop ends. Tomorrow will see the fine-tuning of the scripts and the first shootings of the seminar.

This initiative is a part of the second phase of the “Supporting Disaster Risk Reduction amongst Vulnerable Communities and Institutions in South Caucasus” project, funded by the Disaster Preparedness Program of the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DIPECHO).





OneMinutesJr workshop on DRR in Georgia


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