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’S 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.