Fifth National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) Training | 5-9 August 2019 | Chonburi, Thailand


The Thai Red Cross Society (TRCS) has developed the criteria for disaster relief operation in the TRCS’s strategy plan. Three criteria were made for the third strategy by focusing on the quick turnaround and survival needs of the affected people. The three criteria are as follow: 1) Affected people should get the TRCS relief kit within 6 hours; 2) TRCS mobile emergency centres will provide services within 4 hours; and 3) affected people should receive TRCS food and water within 4 hours.

From the past until now, Relief and Community Health Bureau (RCHB) has identified the capacity building needs for staff and volunteers. RCHB carried out the Rapid Action Team training workshop and National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) training workshops for its staff, volunteers and staff from implementing partners such as Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) and volunteers from the Provincial Red Cross Chapters in order to help them perform effectively in the field.

This activity was made possible by the funding from the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).

Objective of NDRT training
To build capacity of emergency managers and strengthen the emergency management capacity at provincial level to ensure first-hand response for the people affected by any kind of disaster.

Target Group
Nurses and TRCS staffs from RCHB, Sawangwattana Memorial Hospital, Provincial Red Cross Chapters, Lao Red Cross, 32 people who work in disaster relief or disaster management field.

Expected Outcome

  1. Participants will gain knowledge and will be capacity building in disaster risk management.
  2. Participants will be prepared for the next step that they will be ready to join the regional disaster response team training workshop.
  3. Establish the network for the assessment team with the Relief and Community Health Bureau


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Presentations (in Thai)

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Click here to view photos from the training and here for the training report.


CBDRR, SBDRR Refresher Training | 10-11 June 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand


During the first implementation phase of “Enhancing Disaster Risk Reduction Capacity in Thailand” supported by USAID/OFDA from July 2016 to December 2018, 11 villages and 10 schools in 3 flood-prone provinces namely Angthong, Nakornnayok and Singburi were provided with both software (e.g. training on disaster management and simulation exercise) and hardware (e.g. first aid kit and CBDRR box). Before continuing the second phase which expands the implementation to 30 other communities across Thailand, it is recommended to organize a CBDRR-SBDRR Refresher Training in order to review the key concepts and approach as well as to encourage peer-to-peer learning among Health Stations across the country.

• To review the key concepts such as Disaster Management, Community Resilience, CBDRR approach and School Safety Framework
• To share and learn from previous implementation in different provinces
• To review the workplan of CBDRR-SBDRR in OFDA phase 2

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IFRC Framework for Community Resilience (2014)

IFRC Roadmap to Community Resilience (2016)

IFRC’s Minimum standards for protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) in emergencies (2018) 

Glossary on Disaster Risk Management (in Thai) (UNDP and DDPM, 2014)

Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) Guidelines for public (in Thai) (Thai Red Cross Society, 2015)

E-Learning Safe School

Comprehensive School Safety Framework (in Thai)

Event photos: Click here to view the album and here for the training report.


Handbook on Gender Mainstreaming in Disaster Management [Thai language]

This handbook puts together the lessons learned from relief operations conducted by government agencies, humanitarian organizations, volunteers, and local communities to assist people affected by natural disasters. It presents the process and measures in mainstreaming gender in disaster management and response.

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