Meda Gurudutt Prasad

Meda Gurudutt Prasad

Climate Change Expert/Disaster Manager
CADME (Coasal Area Disaster Mitigation Efforts)
RAJAHMUNDRY, IndiaGlobal citizen
Education: Masters
Bio: Name : Meda Gurudutt Prasad Profession : Disaster Manger Experience : 28 years in Disaster Preparedness Date of Birth : May 21st, 1957 Place of Birth : Rajahmundry, India EXPPERIENCE •.More than 22 years experience in disaster risk reduction in India developing strategies to Community based disaster risk management and trainings, School safety interventions. •Climate change Specialist over 15 years working on Low carbon farming, integrating disaster risk reduction with climate change interventions. •More than 20 years experience as a consultant on disaster risk reduction for Government of Andhra Pradesh /India, CASA, LWF and so on. •Brought out Trainers training manual on “Child centered disaster risk reduction” •Brought out trainers training manual on Community based disaster risk reduction •Published articles on Safe schools and CBDRM. CURRENT POSITION: •Consultant to Govt. of AP – Disaster risk reduction •Trainer on CBDRM &Safe Schools-Save the children •Chief functionary/Disaster Manager to CADME a coalition of twenty five organizations working together on DRR and Climate Change in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. ACHIEVEMENTS: •563 Task force groups trained in 480 vulnerable villages to mitigate the effects of impending disasters. •256 safe schools are formed. INVITED AS A SPEAKER TO THE FOLLOWING CONFERENCES •Disaster preparedness – Best practices UN-ISDR 3rd February 1998 •Disaster management - Development – Best practices, Homeless International 10th August to 15th August. UK(London 2001. •International Award on Early warning 14th October to 20th October, 2003, Bonn Germany •UN-ISDR Workshop on Best Practices of Disaster Management. 2nd February to 5th February, 2005 Geneva Switzerland. •Disaster Preparedness: World conference on disaster medicine from 13-16 May 2007, Amsterdam, Netherlands. •International conference on Climate Change actions, integrating with Disaster Risk Reduction. 10th June to 15th june.2010, Capetown,South Africa •“Towards Safer World” conference”UN World Food Programme” 2011, Rome Italy •Participated as panelist in “Understanding Risk” organized by World Bank in collaboration with South African Government. 2-6 July 2012. EDUCATION: •M.A Social Work from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. •Diploma in community Empowerment through Cooperatives in 1993, from International institute for Labour, Development and Cooperative Studies, Afro Asian Institution, Telaviv, Israel. •Disaster Management Course – 18 in 1994, from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. •Certificate course on “Gender in Policy Development for Sustainable Land Use” done at IAC, the Netherlands. •Certificate course on “Micro Finance” organized by R.S.C, Malaysia in 1997 done at Sungai Petani, Malaysia. •Diploma in Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) Hawaii University, HONOLULU, USA. INTERNATIONAL TRAININGS ATTENDED: 1993 “Community empowerment through cooperatives” Afro Asian Institute August 12th to September 20th Telaviv Israel 1994 Disaster management course -18 Asian Disaster Preparedness center June 6th to July 10th. Bangkok Thailand 1995 Disaster preparedness training (flood and cyclones) Cranfield university 18th August- 17th October. Swindon UK 1996 Gender in policy development for sustainable land use International agricultural centre 2nd November to 12th November. Wageningen The Netherlands 1996 Micro finance training Regional micro finance Forum. 15th July to 25th July. Kaulalumpur Malaysia 1997 International conference on micro finance Govt. of Indonesia 17th September to 25th September Jakarta Indonesia 1998 Disaster preparedness – Best practices UN-ISDR 3rd February to 8th February. Geneva Switzerland 1999 Tropical medicine Institute of tropical Medicine Liverpool. 8th April to June 7th. Liverpool UK 2001 Disaster management - Development – Best practices Homeless International 10th August to 15th August. Coventry UK(London) 2001 Integrated Disaster Risk Management - Reducing Socio ,Economic vulnerability IIASA - DPRI International institute on Disaster management.14th September to 18th September Laxenburg Austria 2001 International conference on disaster management UNDP 13th October to 16th October Washington USA 2002 Disaster preparedness – SPHERE Standards AOCIA 10th march to 21st march Bowrel Australia 2003 Health Emergencies in large population H.E.L.P Course HAWAII 5th October to 4th November Honolulu USA 2003 International Award on Early warning 14th October to 20th October Bonn Germany 2005 UN-ISDR Workshop on Best Practices of Disaster Management. 2nd February to 5th February. Geneva Switzerland 2006 International Conference on Disaster Medicine 16th May to 21 May. TOKYO Japan 2007 Invited as Presenter on Disaster Preparedness. At world conference on disaster medicine from 13-16 May 2007 Amsterdam Netherlands. 2009 International conference on Building a Local Government Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction 12th August to 16th August. Incheon, Korea 2010 International conference on Climate Change actions integrating with Disaster Risk Reduction. 10th June to 15th june,Cape Town,South Africa 2011 “Towards Safer World” conference”UN World Food Programme” Rome Italy 2011 International Conference on Disaster preparedness Iraq Government (Ministry of Interior) Sulehmaniah Iraq 2011 Participated as panelist in IPRED conference Israel Government (Ministry of Health) Tel Aviv Israel 2012 Participated as panelist in “Understanding Risk” organized by World Bank in collaboration with South African Government. 2-6 July 2012 Cape Town,South Africa 2013 Participated as IGNITE Stage Speaker at “GLOBAL PLATFORM ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION” held at Geneva 19-23 May 2013 Geneva Switzerland AWARDS “Gold Medal” awarded by CDA Bangalore for outstanding performance in Emergency Preparedness written and oral test. United Nations “SASAKAWA AWARD” for 2003/2004 International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR).

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