Doers was founded in the year 2015. Following are the core areas in which our team has been working for the past three years.

Due to its adverse topographic, geological and climatic conditions, the Himalayan region is susceptible to natural hazards like Earthquakes, landslides, fires, cloudbursts, floods, etc. The socio-economic circumstances and limited response capacities at institutional level also add on to the existing vulnerabilities of the people and consequently, increases the risk of disasters. Considering this, Doers is helping the local communities to prepare themselves for mitigating the risk of disasters, coping effectively with such situations and minimizing the loss of life and limb in case of a possible disaster.


Since the inception of Doers, we have invested a lot of resources on developing the technical capacities and skills of our team. Our team regularly undergoes various thematic training courses organized by globally-renowned national and international institutions to keep itself at the cutting edge of learning. Today, our team members render their services as Resource Persons and Training Facilitators at the following institutions:

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
  • Himachal Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (HPSDMA), Shimla
  • Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration (HIPA), Fairlawn, Shimla
  • State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Shimla
  • Panchayati Raj Training Institute (PRTI), Mashobra, Shimla
  • State Institute of Health & Family Welfare (SIHFW), Parimahal, Shimla
  • District Disaster Management Authority (DDMAs) of all districts of Himachal Pradesh
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Himachal Pradesh State Branch, Shimla
  • HelpAge India, Shimla
  • Sambhaavnaa Institute of Public Policy and Politics, Palampur
OTHER INSTITUTIONS
  • Public and Private Educational Institutions
  • Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs)
  • Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs)

Our team pioneered the comprehensive mapping of critical facilities, infrastructure and resources in different districts of Himachal Pradesh. Such mapping exercises captured not only the locations of critical points, but also their attributes which contained strategically-useful information crucial for disaster response and coordination. We use convenient and cost-effective mobile solutions for mapping that do not require a big investment and also do not rely on the availability of mobile network.


We undertake research and documentation assignments from different governmental and non-governmental agencies, including the disaster management authorities, private companies and consulting firms. Our team has carried out Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) studies, Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis (VCA), Scoping Studies on Community Based Disaster Management and other studies in the past. We have a small but highly skilled team of professionals to conduct comprehensive surveys and develop high quality reports and communication materials.



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