The UNESCO-IOC Tsunami Ready Recognition Programme (TRRP) is an international community-based recognition programme aimed at building resilient communities through awareness and readiness strategies that will protect lives, livelihoods and property from tsunamis. The Programme is a key activity for achieving the Safe Ocean objective of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030. Under the auspices of the UN Ocean Decade Tsunami Programme, the TRRP aims to help ensure that 100% of communities at risk of tsunami are prepared for and resilient to tsunamis by 2030. Readiness is achieved through a collaborative effort among government agencies, scientists, community leaders and the public, who work together to meet an established set of 12 indicators covering Assessment, Preparedness, and Response. The UNESCO-IOC TRRP is actioned through Member State National Tsunami Ready Programmes.
Under the Partnership Agreement between UNESCO-IOC and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, the IOTIC and the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) implemented the IOTIC programme dedicated in supporting the Indian Ocean Member States in training to encourage and develop the capacity for Member States to implement the UNESCO-IOC TRRP. Accordingly, the UNESCO-IOC IOTIC, BMKG, ICG/IOTWMS WG 3, the ICG/IOTWMS Secretariat, in collaboration with Disaster Risk Management Division of the Government of Seychelles plan to hold National Tsunami Ready Training Workshop in Seychelles from on 21 – 25 November 2023.
The Objectives are:
Introduce and promote UNESCO-IOC Tsunami Ready Recognition Programme (TRRP) and related initiatives in Seychelles.
To initiate the implementation of UNESCO-IOC Tsunami Ready Recognition Programme (TRRP) in Seychelles.
The organization of this regional workshop is undertaken by the IOC-UNESCO Indian Ocean Tsunami Information Center (IOTIC) and the Disaster Risk Management Division (DRMD) of the Government of Seychelles with the support of the Indonesian Meteorology, Climate, and Geophysics (BMKG) and the IOC-UNESCO Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS).
This includes, but not limited to, members from national and local agencies (e.g., National Tsunami Warning Centre (NTWC), National Disaster Management Organisation (NDMO), Provincial/Local DMOs), local communities, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), universities, and research organizations in Seychelles.