Community in Manutasi, Ainaro Gears Up for Disaster Preparedness

Manutasi, Ainaro – January 31 – February 1, 2024: In a collaborative effort between CVTL (Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste) and Mercy Corps, community members of Manutasi Village in Ainaro Municipality, engaged in a comprehensive contingency planning workshop. The primary objective of this initiative was to equip the community with the necessary skills and knowledge to respond effectively to potential disasters. Thirty-one participants, comprising of 7 males and 24 females, actively participated in the workshop, demonstrating a collective commitment to community resilience.

The following day saw the practical application of the knowledge gained, as participants engaged in a disaster simulation exercise. This hands-on approach aimed to reinforce the theoretical aspects of the contingency planning, ensuring that community members were well-prepared to tackle real-life emergency situations. The immersive simulation created a dynamic learning environment, fostering a sense of readiness among the participants.

The culmination of the event included a significant milestone, with an  official handover of Early Warning System equipment and First-Aid supplies to the KJDS (Suku Disaster Management Commission). This strategic move empowers the local community with the tools needed to detect and respond promptly to potential disasters, further enhancing their overall disaster preparedness.

This impactful initiative was made possible through the generous funding provided by Mercy Corps in Timor-Leste. The collaboration between CVTL, Mercy Corps, and the active participation of Manutasi community members exemplifies the importance of community-driven disaster preparedness initiatives. As communities across the globe grapple with increasing climate-related challenges, such proactive measures become integral to building resilient societies.

In summary, the community of Manutasi has taken a commendable step forward in fortifying its resilience against potential disasters. Through collaborative efforts, practical training, and the provision of essential resources, the community is now better prepared to face and mitigate the impact of emergencies.


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