Training vets in risk reduction after the Sulawesi tsunami
In the wake of the devastating Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami, we’ve trained 25 local vets in disaster management and risk reduction.
This is the first program of its kind in Indonesia, made possible thanks to our supporters.
Along with partners from the National Board of Disaster Management (NDMO), we conducted a two-day training with 25 veterinarians from five provinces in Sulawesi island on Wednesday, 24 April – Thursday, 25 April. A first of its kind in Sulawesi and we think, a first in Indonesia overall.
The theme was disaster management for animals, the training included increasing the awareness of animals' roles in protecting livelihood during disaster and knowledge of the basic disaster management for animals.
During day one, we covered welfare, the five freedoms and basics of animal protection in disasters / risk reduction. Day two included participants developing their own plans for their respective regions and sharing these with the rest of the group.
Naritsorn (Nort) Pholperm, Project Manager – Disaster Management advised on where they could be most efficient or adhere to best practices and ensure animals and the humans who rely on them are better protected in the future.
These training days will be vital in ensuring that animals are protected in case of future natural disasters.