Launching the SEEDS Learning Academy – an initiative based on 24 years of on-ground experience
SEEDS (Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society) is a not-for-profit organisation working on building resilient communities through innovation in Asia. Founded in 1994, the promotion of a learning culture has been embedded in its work. As part of its larger reconstruction, risk reduction and school safety initiatives, SEEDS has developed and delivered a number of learning and skill building programmes in India, and across the region. Safer construction techniques have been a key feature. These have also explored varied aspects of disaster management – from phases of the disaster cycle to social accountability and compliance with humanitarian standards; from housing and urban disaster risk reduction to school and hospital safety; from livelihood protection to mainstreaming DRR and CCA into development.
Bringing this vast experience and knowledge together, comes the SEEDS learning academy. Leveraging a blended learning approach of digital media, traditional classroom methods and hands-on experience, it helps stakeholders hone their skills. The Academy offers four courses this year.