Building Back Kerala Better with the feedback and participation of affected populations ... read more
The Accountability to Affected Populations, referred here as Janakiya Pankalithavum Punarnirmanavum- initiative is an effort of Government to build Kerala back better, a more resilient state with the participation and feedback from people affected by the flood. This initiative will create a system to collect information on the post-disaster needs and feedback of the affected communities taking into account gender and diversity of the communities, with a comprehensive set of common tools and protocols (mapping the needs sectorally) that are rolled out across the districts impacted by floods. It provides information support to the nine (Health, WASH, Nutrition, Education, Child Protection, Shelter, Food Security and Livelihood) and others sectors of the Government of Kerala, as well as the State Disaster Management Authority and Inter-Agency Groups.
Janakiya Pankalithavum Punarnirmanavum- initiative is institutionalized within Kudumbashree, the Self-Help Group network of the Local Self Government Department (LSGDs), enabling a connection between ongoing development planning processes and humanitarian response and recovery. This initiative also contributes to preparedness and resilience-building for future disasters, should they occur.
Government: Kerala State Disaster Management Authority, Kudumbashree, Local Self Government Department and Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA).
UN Agencies: UNICEF, United Nations Develop Programme (UNDP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Others: Tata Institute of Social Sciences-Department of Disaster Risk Reduction, Riddhi Foundation, Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities-Network (CDAC-N) and Sphere India.