With funding from USAID/OFDA through a regional project based in Namibia, IOM is working with INGC to improve emergency preparedness and risk reduction capacity. In June, IOM successfully concluded two Training of Trainers certification workshops in Camp Coordination Camp Management (CCCM) with 50 government officials from National, Provincial and District levels. The programme participants committed to training an additional 2000 Mozambican government and NGO counterparts, and immediately put the training to use in planned training of disaster risk management committees and civil protection units. Additionally, high-level government representatives requested that IOM share the database of trained trainers to create a formal emergency roster for CCCM disaster management actors to be called for government service immediately following natural disasters.

At a regional level, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique have completed their Training of Trainers (TOT) programmes for the current project phase. Learn more by downloading the TOT report DRM-CCCM southern Africa (pdf). Additionally, IOM Mozambique continues to support local Disaster Management Actors trained in the TOT to roll-out trainings with colleagues and communities in Gaza and Maputo Provinces. IOM training staff have further rolled out Introduction and Community Participations training sessions with all 27 flood relocation sites to empower 250 IDP community leaders to create camp committees to improve the social environment and advocate for assistance and protection services from the government.