Johor Community Preparedness Programme (JCPP)

Project Johor Community Preparedness Programme (JCPP)
Objectives

• To build a culture of disaster preparedness and resilience of the target communities • To build multi-stakeholder partnerships between local governments, local emergency services agencies and local community

Project Partners • Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) • State Government of Johor • District Offices of Batu Pahat, Segamat and Kota Tinggi
Activities

• Implementation of Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) activities • Experience Sharing Workshop

Locations Batu Pahat, Segamat and Kota Tinggi
Period January-December 2011
Accomplishments

• Disaster preparedness road signage, posters, flood preparedness brochures, basic first aid brochures • 25 participants for the first aid training • 40 participants for the School Watching Workshop (SWW) for school children • 28 participants for the experience sharing workshop with community members and government officials

Background
The 2006/2007 Johor floods were among the worst
natural disaster ever to hit the nation. MERCY Malaysia
responded with emergency relief efforts immediately in
some of the worse hit areas. After the relief and response
phase was over, funds were channeled into preparedness
efforts within the state to continue humanitarian aid
work.

MERCY Malaysia efforts
The JCPP is a community-based project aimed at building
a culture of disaster preparedness and resilience of the
target communities. The programme also looks into
strengthening a multi-stakeholder partnership between
local government agencies and local communities.
In November 2009, the first phase of this programme
started with a sensitisation seminar held at Universiti
Tun Hussein Onn, Batu Pahat. This was followed by a
town watching workshop with government officials and
members of the community in the three selected districts;
Segamat, Batu Pahat and Kota Tinggi. A series of followup
meetings were later conducted to identify potential
DRR activities for the communities.
Among the activities that were carried out are disaster
preparedness road signage, posters, brochures for basic
first aid, first aid training, school watching workshop and
experience sharing workshop