Regeneration and enhancement of livelihoods in Post-disaster Situations, TISS, Mumbai- 5th - 9th Oct 09

by raakeish on Aug 17, 2009      Category: Conflict & Disaster Tags: education disaster management tiss

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences announces a 5-day training programme in Mumbai on

Regeneration and Enhancement of Livelihoods in Post-disaster Situations

5th to 9th October 2009

Disasters have an enormous impact on people’s livelihoods and their livelihoods also often determine their abilities to cope with disasters. In a country like India, focusing on issues of equity and social justice enhancing livelihood options is essential to reduce risks and to ensure human dignity and security. In post disaster situations facilitating a rapid and efficient transition from recovery to reconstruction is one of the main objectives and the restoration of livelihoods often remains a fundamental challenge. It is critical to make interventions that rebuild better and prepare for future disasters while promoting sustainable development. Therefore, it is not only essential to mitigate disasters, but to also find lasting ways of coping with them.

In both man made and natural disaster situations the impacts can be mitigated to a large extent by appropriate planning and adequate preparedness. This requires a coherent and strategic response informed by a longer-term, disaster risk reduction and appropriate planning and management approach. Such an approach would address needs of specific economic and social categories such as women, the poor and other vulnerable groups.

A critical objective in the post-disaster transition phase is to restore livelihoods in a way that reduces vulnerability and makes communities more resilient when faced with possible new disasters. When properly planned and implemented, the recovery and reconstruction process should also empower the local population to enhance employment creation and income generation. Post disaster situations often bring enormous volume of resources which offers the potential to transform a society in fundamental ways.

Formal approaches of the governments often focus on the “replacement of asset loss” policy. However, livelihood recovery cannot be an add-on or an issue that can be looked in isolation. As many communities living in disaster-prone areas already face significant development challenges, strategies for livelihood restoration must be part of a more comprehensive social and economic development approach.

This training programme aims at building perspectives and skills around planning restoration of livelihoods in post disaster contexts wherein individuals, groups and organizations involved in disaster management are able to develop a post disaster response strategy to rebuild lives and livelihoods in a manner that paves way for long term sustainable development and empowerment of marginalized towards social transformation. It will bring some of the best practices from the field and practitioners who have a rich experience of organising such interventions.


This training programme aims at building perspectives and skills around planning restoration of livelihoods in post disaster contexts wherein individuals, groups and organizations involved in disaster management are able to develop a post disaster response strategy to rebuild lives and livelihoods in a manner that paves way for long term sustainable development.

The expected outcomes of the training are:

A comprehensive understanding of livelihood and vulnerability in disaster contexts.
 Enhanced skills in designing programme strategies to better cope with disasters especially for vulnerable communities.
Enhanced skills in developing and/or adapting different livelihood development models in post disaster contexts.

Participant profile
The programme targets middle and senior level functionaries of NGOs, CBOs and development professionals/consultants working on livelihoods planning across sectors with the government or other development agencies and working with rural and urban communities.

Total number of seats

The programme will admit only 25 participants.

The medium of instruction of the program is English


The programme design includes presentations by resource persons followed by and interspersed with spaces for interaction and experience sharing, problem-solving exercises and group work.

Resource Persons

Leading experts from the sector with rich and diverse experience of organizing such interventions and capacity building programmes will be invited to facilitate the sessions.

The training programme is residential and will be facilitated over 5 full days.


Selected participants will have to pay a fees of Rs.7500 (Rupees seven thousand five hundred only), which will cover costs of food, accommodation and training material. Fees are payable by Bank Demand Draft in favour of 'Tata Institute of Social Sciences', payable in Mumbai which are to be couriered to:

Ms. Evon D'Souza
Training Assistant
Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Malti and Jal A D Naoroji Campus
Deonar, Mumbai – 400 088.

Registration form –

Aspiring candidates need to fill in and send the registration form which can be downloaded and posted on the TISS address mentioned in the FEES section or forwarded via e-mail:

Registration forms need to be accompanied with an updated resume of the candidate.

Last date for registration – 28th August 2009 by 5.30 pm

Tata Institute of Social Sciences:

Established in 1936, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has demonstrated pioneering work in teaching, research, training and field action in promoting sustainable,equitable and partic ipatory development. TISS has been involved in voluntary action in response to most national emergencies in India, the post partition refugee crisis in 1947 being one of the first such instances.

Consolidating nearly 60 years of work in disasters, the Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management (JTCDM) was established with a vision of enhancing disaster studies in India and working towards a holistic, accountable and participatory system of disaster response and mitigation. It was inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on the 6th of May, 2006.

Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management (JTCDM)

Disaster Management is emerging globally as a full- fledged academic discipline. Since disaster response has primarily been a practitioner's domain, its boundaries have been permeable. people from diverse backgrounds – including relief workers, engineers, social scientists and medical professionals – have worked in disaster management. This has facilitated the growth of disaster management as a substantive field. However, as a field of practice, it demands specialization to meet with the dynamic challenges posed by disasters and the contexts in which they occur. Recognizing this the Centre offers a wide variety of educational and training programmes, undertakes disaster interventions, engages in research, publication and policy work.

For queries please call Ms. Evon D’Souza, Training Assistant, JTCDM on 022-25525880 between 10.30 am and 5.30 pm (Mon to Fri except public holidays)


Write to: The Training Coordinator -

Guidelines and procedure :
Interested candidates need to send their updated resume with the registration form stating how they will benefit from participating in the training.

ONLY those applicants who have received confirmation of a seat need to pay the training fees within 3 working days of receiving confirmation. Delay or non-payment will lead to cancellation of seat.

1. Payment should be made by Demand Draft in favour of Tata Insitute of Social Sciences, payable at Mumbai and mailed to the above mentioned address.
2. Course fee can be paid through bank transfer to Account No. 10895954226, State Bank of India, Deonar Branch, Mumbai.
3. Final confirmation will be given once full training fees are paid.
4. Only 50% fee is refundable in case of cancellation on part of participant.
5. In the unlikely event of the training being cancelled, full refund will be given to participants.
6. Participants need to make their own travel arrangements to and from the training venue including local conveyance.
7. Participants are required to ensure timely arrival for registration on day one of the training.
8. Duly filled registration forms along with resume must reach on or before 28th August, 2009.
9. Seat will be confirmed for selected candidates by the 4th September, 2009.
10. Candidates whose seats are confirmed need to pay full registration fees by the 11th September, 2009 latest. Seats will be automatically cancelled without notice if in case of non payment of registration fees by the said date.
11. Accommodation will be offered on a twin-sharing basis only.
12. Organisers reserve the right to alter course curriculum and of permitting admission to the programme.
13. Changes in venue and other particulars, if any, will be informed, to the participants.
14. Certificates of participation will be awarded to all participants who attend all sessions.

Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai
Regeneration and Enhancement of Livelihoods in Post-disaster Situations
October 5-9, 2009
Registration Form

1. Kindly mail the form duly filled along with an updated CV to:
2. It is mandatory to fill each column in order for your application to be considered.

Title (Mr./Ms./Dr./Prof.): ____________________________________________________________________

Name: ____________________________________________________________________

(Surname) (First Name)

Male / Female:


Designation: ____________________________________________________________________

Organization you Represent: ____________________________________________________________________

Organization Address: ____________________________________________________________________


Residential Address

(in case of emergency): ____________________________________________________________________


Telephone: ____________________________________________________________________

(Home) (Office) (Mobile)



Email: ____________________________________________________________________

Explain briefly, how this training will enefit you: ____________________________________________________________________






Date: ____________________________

Signature: ________________________

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