Chulalongkorn University and JICA Collaborate with Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province to Enhance Local Disaster Preparedness for Leaders

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[March 8, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province] – The College of Population Studies, Faculty of Architecture of Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, recently organized a comprehensive “Training for Trainers on Disaster Prevention and Response Preparedness.” The primary aim of this initiative was to bolster the capacity of leaders in handling communication, raising awareness of disaster information, and effectively transferring knowledge to Civil Defense Volunteers and community leaders.

 

The event, attended by a total of 40 individuals, received the honor of Mr. Kokchai Chairasamikul, Deputy Governor of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, who inaugurated the training session emphasizing the importance of preparedness in preventing and mitigating disasters. Mr. Krit Kaewthonglang, head of the Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office, highlighted the significance of such training in readiness for disaster response. Additionally, Associate Professor Dr. Ruttiya Bhula-or, Deputy Dean of the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, underscored the crucial role of preparation in effectively managing disasters.

The training curriculum was meticulously crafted to address various aspects of disaster preparedness and response, tailored to specific geographical areas and potential risks. The sessions were divided into two parts: firstly, training on “Different Forms of Disasters and Community Potential Development,” conducted by faculty and project assistants from the College of Population Studies, including Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ruttiya Bhula-or, Asst. Prof. Dr. Tadashi Nakasu, and Dr. Chutaporn Amrapala. Secondly, training focused on “Infrastructure and Design for Disaster Response,” led by professors and project assistants from the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, including Asst. Prof. Dr. Chusak Chanpathompong and Mr. Korakot Positlimpakul, facilitating an exchange of experiences.

Following the successful organization of the training event, the organizing team will develop a comprehensive training manual and documents for further dissemination and utilization.

Chulalongkorn University extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Office for Prevention and Mitigation, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, for their warm welcome and generous support. With this collaboration, it is hoped that the capacity building efforts extended to Civil Defense Volunteers and community leaders will pave the way for more effective disaster prevention and management.

 

Story by Phongnarin Sukcham
Photos by CPS Chulalongkorn University