Gangtok, Sep 21 (PTI) Sikkim chief secretary Alok Kumar Shrivastava has launched ‘Capacity Building Strategies’ for managing complex disasters in the face of climate change.

The project is supported by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India. It is being implemented by the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and the technical organisation SEEDS with support from the State Disaster Management Authority of the Sikkim government.

Chairing the workshop launch, Shrivastava said the capacity building initiative is targeting different institutions, including schools, panchayats and departments concerned.

“This approach gives us confidence that we are embarking on a practical approach that will lead to real impact on the ground and for the long run,” he said.

He added the project would work towards formulating “Citizen Oriented Planning which would be suitable to local needs and aspirations.

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