Virtual Event on UNESCO-IOC Tsunami Ready Recognition to Odisha Communities

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News: The Odisha State Disaster Management Authority(OSDMA) has implemented the Tsunami Ready programme in two villages.

Facts:

  • Tsunami Ready Programme: It is a community performance-based programme initiated by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission(IOC) of UNESCO.
  • Aim: To promote tsunami preparedness through active collaboration of public, community leaders and national and local emergency management agencies.
  • Objectives:
    • To improve coastal community’s preparedness for tsunami emergencies
    • To minimize the loss of life and property and 
    • To ensure systematic approach in building community preparedness through implementing the best-practice indicators set by the UNESCO-IOC.

Additional Facts:

  • IOC-UNESCO: It was established in 1960 as a body with functional autonomy within UNESCO.It is the only competent organization for marine science within the UN system.