Tsunami learning project / Project Selamat

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The need
In the wake of 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, the lessons from different nations needed to be shared.

How we helped
SEEDS became an essential part of the Tsunami Learning Project. It intended to enhance co-learning among the affected countries. This included facilitating experience sharing from other reconstruction programmes and undertake a dynamic process documentation of the recovery process.

The result was a learning document – ‘Lessons that Matter’.

Following from this, Project Selamat project brought together NGOs, leading academic institutions and governments in a collaborative model. The International Project Team was hosted by SEEDS and Mercy Malaysia. Through the course of the programme. Several DRR trainings and conferences were facilitated.

We hosted ACT AHEAD IV, an international conference with over 100 delegates that resulted in an Action Agenda for Building Safer Communities in Asia.

One of the most innovative outcomes was the Selamat Tool Box. It was an attempt to provide a tangible outcome to the entire exercise. The resources included films, training tools like models and manuals, educational books, interactive games and indigenous warning systems. Though the collection of items is primarily from the project countries (India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Maldives), it also includes innovative educational tools from Japan and Turkey.