July 25, 2016 at 2:06 am #805
Hi everyone,Ã‚Â This is our first online DRM program, andÃ‚Â I hope you (and I) really enjoy it !Ã‚Â There may inevitably be some teething problems, so if so, either respond here, or if they’re a bit more confidential, contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org .Ã‚Â Also if you have some suggestions on how to do things a bit better, please let me know. Ã‚Â Thanks & cheers.Ã‚Â ChrisOctober 16, 2016 at 10:04 pm #1099
Hi Chris, I’m just testing the email notification function on the forum. Could you be email me if this comes through to you?October 25, 2016 at 2:27 am #1130
Hi Chris, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just testing the email notification function on the forum. Could you be email me if this comes through to you?July 27, 2020 at 8:16 am #4062Participant
A word of introduction about myself. My name is Eddy, I am American, but have spent most of my life in Indonesia (since 1972) and now I have been in Penang, Malaysia, for the last 13 years. I am the International disaster response coordinator for the Christian NGO I work for – Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. I first met Chris in Aceh after the 2004 Asian Tsunami. At the time, I was living in West Sumatra and went up to Aceh to help – having no background in DR work, but speaking the language fluently. I have been a participant in a couple of Chris’ on-site trainings and have found them very helpful. I have utilized the “Disaster Risk Management Cycle diagram many times – I have found it to be the single best resource for quickly orienting people to DR work – especially coming in the early stages following a disaster and people on the ground are still grappling with what has happened and what steps they should take next. Since 2004, I have also been involved with responses in one way or another with responses in Yogyakarta (2006), Padang (2009), Mentawai Islands (2010), Japan (2011), Philippines (2013), Nepal (2015), Fiji (2016).July 29, 2020 at 2:01 am #4081
Hopefully this is where we should introduce ourselves. I am Tia an undergraduate student in International Aid & Development and Sustainable Development at Murdoch who is taking this course in place of the Internship unit which I cannot complete due to Covid. I am personally working towards a career in community food security and disaster risk reduction and response with a specific interest in the Pacific. I am very excited to begin this course and I am looking forward to gaining and understanding some more practical elements of DRR and Mgmt. I look forward to getting to know you all.
Regards, TiaJuly 29, 2020 at 2:35 am #4082
I’m Felicity. Like Tia, I am an undergrad at Murdoch majoring in Community Development and Sustainable Development. I was supposed to have completed my degree already with a Winter practicum in Indonesia…but Covid had other plans. The downside is I won’t graduate until the end of the year. The upside is I get to take this (particularly timely) course with you all. I’m very keen to make the most of my new opportunity!
It sounds like you have had some very interesting and valuable experience Eddy and great to hear your endorsement of the DRM resouces.
Look forward to getting to know you all more of the course of our learning.July 29, 2020 at 2:45 am #4084
Hey Eddy and Tia. I think we’re supposed to post our introductions here instead: https://www.torqaid.com/forums/topic/module-1-intros/
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