Islamabad, March 27, 2017 (PPI-OT): Annual Work Plan-2017 was signed between National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and World Food Programme (WFP) for Institutional Capacity Building of Disaster Management System in the Country. The Agreement was signed between Chairman NDMA Major General Asghar Nawaz and Country Director WFP, Mr. Finbarr Curran, here in Islamabad on Monday afternoon.27-03-17 Collage
This support provided by World Food Programme (WFP) is in line with a broader MoU signed between NDMA and WFP under PPRO (2016-2018). Under the Agreement the funds would be utilized on the activities and trainings of School Safety Programme, Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction Programme and overall strengthening and capacity enhancement of NDMA, PDMAs and DDMAs in all aspects of Disaster Risk Management.
At present a number of plans and initiatives undertaken by NDMA like National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP), Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning at National Level, Advocacy Workshops on mainstreaming Gender and Protection into DRM Programme, Multi-hazard Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (MHVRA), Disaster /Emergency Response Simulation Exercise and Strengthening of GIS Cell at NDMA /NIDM are in progress.
The funds released through AWP-2017 would allow timely completion of these projects. The AWP-2017 will also contribute to the Capacity Building of NDMA, PDMAs and DDMAs in Logistics Operation including provision of emergency storage facilities at district level.
For more information, contact:
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
Prime Minister’s Office, 2nd Floor,
Sector G-5-1, Constitution Avenue,
Post Code 44000, Islamabad