Malaysian Community Preparedness Programme (MCPP)

Project Malaysian Community Preparedness Programme (MCPP)
Objectives

• To build a culture of preparedness among communities in Malaysia • To strengthen multi-stakeholder cooperation in disaster preparedness

Project Partners • Majlis Keselamatan Negara • Terengganu State Office • Local Government Agencies
Activities

• Assessment Trip • Data Analysis • Sensitization workshop

Locations Terengganu
Period 12 months (September 2013 – September 2014)
Accomplishments

• Assessment Trip • A series of meetings and discussions to gather more information on the current flood situation in Terengganu involved representatives from stakeholders such as Majlis Keselamatan Negara and the Terengganu State Office • Data Analysis • Completed data gathering from assessment conducted • Setiu district of Terengganu has been identified as the beneficiary for the programme • Sensitization Workshop • Completed one sensitization workshop in Setiu, Terengganu • Participants were introduced to basic disaster concepts, DRR principles and also community based disaster risk management • More than 50 people participated

Background
The Malaysian Community Preparedness Programme
(MCPP) implements community-based disaster risk reduction
management. Disaster affects livelihoods, therefore the
involvement of individuals and communities as a whole are
important to reduce the impact of disasters. MERCY Malaysia
through the MCPP aims to create more resilient communities in
the more at risks areas across the country by empowering local
governments and engaging civil society organisations and other
relevant stakeholders.

Terengganu has been selected for the MCPP as the state has
experienced a flooding event. Even though Terengganu has
experiences of flooding every year, the nature of floods in the
state has changed from monsoon type flooding to flash flooding.
The approach for flood preparedness and disaster preparedness
in general must be improved and this requires the effort of all
stakeholders.

MERCY Malaysia’s efforts
MERCY Malaysia worked closely with Majlis Keselamatan Negeri
Terengganu to identify areas and districts that may be most affected
by flash floods during the monsoon season. Upon completion of
data gathering and analysis, MERCY Malaysia, under its Disaster
Risk Management unit, will conduct activities with the identified
communities and agencies in the form of workshops and focus
group discussions.