We will have a four-pronged strategic framework for our disaster response work.
- Direct Intervention: Supporting relief work and provide support for the rehabilitation and reconstruction process.
- Documentation and Research: Doing media research and documentation, compiling all information and bringing out a media digest. Conducting state level and district level consultations with different groups (CSOs, youth, women, fisher folks, marginalised groups-dalit, adivasies etc.) on Flood response to bring together the recommendations and documenting them. Bringing out a Citizens’ Report on Disaster Response and Mitigation in Kerala by doing policy research on best practices in India and internationally and also best of Ideas relevant for Kerala.
- Alliance building and Advocacy: Building broader alliances across Kerala and strategically involving in the policy and media Advocacy (We have done maximum intervention in this area-through the Manorama article, ‘Kerala First’ campaign, media/TV discussions and direct lobbying at the highest level and also convened the first civil society consultation and will continue this on a regular basis.)
- Capacity Development: Building a network of young people across Kerala with clear capacity to respond to disaster and developing this into an active and effective network.