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During 24-28 June 2019, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will be conducting an Asia Pacific Region Emergency WASH Training in Bandung, Indonesia.

The five-day training aims to develop and strengthen the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) emergency response capacity in the Asia Pacific region in the WASH sector as well as to enhance technical knowledge and skills of National Society staff and volunteers.

Specific objectives
1. Increase participants’ technical skills and knowledge to deploy and operate existing WASH disaster response tools, aligned with regional and global WASH disaster response systems;
2. Train participants from Asia Pacific National Societies in a common methodology, in order to build a platform for future collaborative response mechanisms between these National Societies, strengthening the network of WASH response staff and volunteers within the region; and
3. Ensure all participants are familiar with the available coordination mechanisms and assessment tools for emergency response.

Background
Regional disaster response teams (RDRTs) in the Asia Pacific Region began in 2003 out of a recognised need for increased disaster response capacity in South Asia and South East Asia. Due to the need to deploy RDRTs with specialised skills, several specialised curriculums for Logistics, WASH, Health in Emergencies, Information Technology and Telecommunications, and Shelter have been developed. The Asia Pacific region has had approximately 44% of the total global deployments of Emergency Response Units (ERUs). Furthermore, WASH-specific ERUs and Kits mobilised in the Asia Pacific region have made up 41% of the global total deployments.

Pre-training reading materials

 

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