Camp Coordination and Camp Management Training of Trainer: IOM, Papua New Guinea Government Partner to Strengthen Disaster Preparedness and Response Capacity

Participants and officials from IOM, NDC and USAID pose for a photo at the CCCM training in Port Moresby © Photo by Peter Murorera_IOM 2021

Disaster responders participating in the training - IOM PNG. © Photo by Peter Murorera_IOM 2021

Port Moresby – On 06 December 2021, UN Migration – International Organization for Migration (IOM), supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), kicked off a five-day Training of Trainers (ToT) on Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) to strengthen disaster preparedness, response, and early recovery in Papua New Guinea.  

As part of its efforts to strengthen the capacity of disaster centers, this CCCM ToT organized by IOM in partnership with the National Disaster Centre, will equip disaster responders, largely the Provincial Disaster Coordinators, to manage and coordinate the assistance, services, and protection activities in displacement sites, including formally planned care centres or camps, as well as camp-like settings such as spontaneous sites, collective and transit centres. The ToT equips participants with the knowledge and skills to replicate the CCCM training in their respective provinces.

IOM’s CCCM programming ensures participation and representation of all groups of displaced communities through setting up and supporting committees and groups led by community members and establishing communication channels to disseminate information and receive feedback. It empowers the disaster workers to deliver service for displaced people following international and national legal protection frameworks to achieve minimum humanitarian standards through the participation of the affected population.

The ToT started with opening remarks by Mr. Serhan Aktoprak, Chief of IOM Mission in Papua New Guinea, Ms. Julie Hulama, USAID’s Development Assistance Specialist, and Colonel Carl Wrakonei, Director of Papua New Guinea National Disaster Centre.  Speakers reminded that this is the first ToT on CCCM in Papua New Guinea and will aid disaster preparedness and response for displacement affected communities.”

The ToT is organized within the project titled “Reduction of Economic and Human Loss and Displacement  by Natural Disasters Through Community-Based Resilience Building and the capacity of the Government at all levels in Papua New Guinea” funded by the United States Government through USAID and implemented by the UN Migration Agency – International Organization for Migration (IOM) in close cooperation with the Government of Papua New Guinea.

Hosted in Port Moresby from 06-10 December 2021, the ToT is attended by 24 participants from the National and Provincial Disaster Centres.

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