Johor Community Preparedness Programme (JCPP)

Project Johor Community Preparedness Programme (JCPP)
Objectives

• To build a culture of disaster preparedness and resilience in the target communities • To strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships between local government agencies and local communities

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

3 phases: • DRR Sensitisation Workshop • Town Watching Workshop for local government agencies and communities • Implementation of DRR activities at community level

Locations Districts of Batu Pahat, Kota Tinggi and Segamat
Period March 2010-March 2011
Accomplishments

3 town-watching workshops for government officials (56 participants); 2 town-watching workshop for local community (134 participants).

Background

The Johor Community Preparedness Programme (JCPP) is a community-based project aimed to build a culture of disaster preparedness and resilient in the target communities and to strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships 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. The seminar introduced DRR concepts and highlighted the key role of the local government in the DRR process. In consultation with MKN and the State Office of Johor, three districts were identified for future activities; Batu Pahat, Segamat and Kota Tinggi.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

A series of follow-up meetings was conducted for the three villages (Kg. Seri Dayung, Kg. Rantau Panjang and Kg. Jawa) from May 2010 to February 2011, to identify potential DRR activities for the communities. The District Offices also played an important role to motivate and encourage the representatives from each village, to ensure they understand the importance of DRR efforts for their communities. Among the activities identified are developing posters and sign boards with DRR messages, village “Gotong–Royong” (a Malay term for Community Spring Cleaning) with Disaster Awareness Campaign, conducting a community First Aid training session, conducting a School Watching Workshop, developing a DRR brochure that includes local knowledge on disaster preparedness as well as basic First Aid tips.