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National Review Workshop on Flood Response held

Islamabad, November 15, 2012 (PPI-OT): National Humanitarian Network (NHN) arranged a workshop, National Review Workshop on 2012 Flood Response, at Islamabad Club. Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was invited as the chief guest at the event.

The main purpose of the workshop was to provide platform for direct dialogue between different communites, NGOs and government bodies to review the 2012 flood response and to hear out the concerns of the affected people in the flood-hit areas.

Chairman NDMA said that it is very important for a strenthened organization to keep the say of all the stakeholders in the fold. It will help all humanitarian organizations and government bodies to broaden the horizon on the grass root level.

He said the NDMA always tried to engage civil society in national policy formation they are always included in the policy coordination meetings.

He stated that NHN has grown up to become a serious forum to share the concerns of the affected and all the humanitarian organizations.

NGOs are equally important, he said, as they are contributing toward the betterment of the society and the growth of NGO will certainly assist in the development of the country.

The Government of Pakistan allocated Rs. 1.5 Million for food in the affected areas. He said that NDMA is a proactive vocal in putting a separate budget in the national budget. In response to this the federal government has allotted Rs. 6 Billion for the flood-hit areas.

NDMA is also working on basic training on early warning system to the vulnerable communities for a reduction in the disaster damages.

The knowledge sharing trickles down as experience is passed on the PDMA and consequently to the DDMAs for dealing in disasters.

He thanked all the participants at the event for the time and attention.

For more information, contact:
Ahmed Kamal
Spokesperson
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
Tel: +9251 9215412
Cell: +92300 5278981 and +92331-5657779
Email: maf@ndma.gov.pk

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