UNDP provides training to strengthen post-earthquake social service delivery
October 26, 2023
79 social service professionals in Adıyaman, Kahramanmaraş and Hatay received training to better meet the needs of the earthquake-affected communities
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) contributes to designing and delivering accessible and gender-sensitive social services In September 2023, UNDP has initiated a series of capacity-building training sessions for effective post-earthquake social service delivery, under the US$1.7 million initiative funded by the United Kingdom aiming to build community-based models for earthquake recovery through vocational training, employment and social services.
The training took place in provinces, in collaboration with the municipalities.
UNDP brought together professionals from different areas of social services to provide insight and capacity building on core values and principles in social work practices, service provision methods for people with special needs, outreach activities, social work in shocks and disasters, and service providers' well-being.
The participants stated that these activities are critical in recognizing the professional values and technical details of the field as well as acknowledging the vital role of social work to restore normal life in the region, especially for vulnerable groups like women, elderly and persons with disabilities.
Professionals from various institutions emphasized the importance of inter-institutional collaboration and coordination and discussed service mapping. Training sessions helped participants to gain awareness about the basic approaches, improve their technical skills, and refresh professional knowledge.
The training sessions will be repeated in Adıyaman, Kahramanmaraş and Hatay in October 2023.