National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and World Food Programme (WFP) signed Annual Work Plan-2017 for institutional capacity building of disaster management system in the country. NDMA Chairman Major General (R) Asghar Nawaz and WFP Country Director Finbarr Curran formally signed the agreement for proper implementation.
This support provided by World Food Programme (WFP) is in line with a broader Memorandum of Understanding (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, Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs) and District Disaster Management Authorities (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 are in progress.
The funds released through Annual Work Plan 2017 (AWP-17) 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.—APP