BMC - NGO Disaster Mgt - next
steps after Jan 12 mtg
My opinion is that for a subject as serious as Disaster Management,
it is better to restrict meetings to those from whom it is very
clear what they are bringing to the table, instead of open meetings
in which anyone can attend.
The minutes of the meeting, etc.,
would be publicly displayed so that others can respond, or
So, over the next one week, we need
a) all NGOs, institutions,
and organisations who can get involved with disaster awareness,
preparation, mitigation, relief supplies and services, rehabilitation,
Those at the meeting who seemed
to fit in this category were UNDP, United Way Mumbai with Hope Foundation,
Times Foundation, Indrani Malkani - JAAG - D ward, Aniruddha
Academy of Disaster Management, CORO - M/E Ward, SNEHA - F ward,
Apnalaya, Action Aid India, Vikas Sahyog Pratishthan, Karunya Trust
- Powai, and Yuvak Pratisthan.
b) volunteers from these
who are willing to form a core group to interact with the BMC.
Among those who have volunteered
to do so at the last BMC - NGO meeting are UNDP; Shibani Sacheva
of United Way Mumbai; Indrani Malkani.
Thereafter, we will have meetings
among ourselves and with BMC to chalk out a plan of action.
Please respond immediately as you
read this email, if you have an interest in either a) or b).
Thanks and Regards