In an ongoing effort to renew its team of volunteers who raise awareness about natural risks as part of the Paré pas Paré project, PIROI regularly organises training on disaster risk reduction and prevention game facilitation. At the beginning of April a new training session welcomed 6 new facilitators to the volunteer network.
Raising awareness about natural risks helps increase communities’ capacity to respond to a disaster and makes them more resilient. Providing preventive information thus plays a major role in risk management, which is why PIROI works to deliver high-quality training to volunteers involved in prevention campaigns.
The Paré pas Paré project can now count on a network of 50 volunteers to run awareness-raising stands at public events. The training session organised at the beginning of April was an opportunity for 6 new volunteers to be trained in facilitation techniques and the fundamental principles of disaster risk reduction (DRR). The course was structured around 4 key themes:
- PIROI’s mission and actions, with a focus on DRR activities
- Natural hazard-related risks and climate change theory
- The facilitator’s role: awareness-raising techniques and methods
- Edutainment prevention tools developed by PIROI.
This training course was made possible thanks to INTERREG programme funding from the European Union and Reunion Island’s Regional Council.