Director General Punjab Emergency Services Dr Rizwan Naseer inaugurated the International Instructor Development Course which is a part of the International Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) at Emergency Services Academy (Rescue 1122) here on Tuesday.
This five days training program namely “Training for Instructors (TFI)” is being monitored internationally by International Monitors and has been arranged for 27 participants from Punjab Emergency Service, PDMA Baluchistan, Azad Kashmir and Motorway Police.
On the occasion, the DG welcomed all the participants and said that the conduct of international courses in Emergency Services Academy for officers and officials in collaboration with USAID, ADPC Thailand and NSET Nepal is a great leap forward for capacity building of emergency services in Pakistan and South Asia.
He also said that training courses shall build the capacity of staff by imparting skills and gaining the knowledge necessary for disaster preparedness and emergency response.
He said that the Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) is regional training, a program supported by the United States Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) in coordination with the National Disaster Management Authority, Pakistan.
Earlier, he met with all 27 participants of the course from different organizations and congratulated them to be selected as participants of this international course.
All selected participants are lucky to have this opportunity to get professional knowledge and skills as per international standards which would ultimately enhance the professional capacity of the organizations in Pakistan.
Dr Farhan Khalid, Course Monitor briefed that participants would be trained on methods of instructions, classroom management, communication and platform skills, setting of purpose and objectives, setting and use of communication visuals, use of audiovisual equipment and concept of adult learning and project assignment. The participants shall demonstrate individual and group presentation.
DG Rescue hoped that a professional team of PEER Trainers shall ensure the successful conduct of course as he believed the networking and collaboration among relevant organizations and individuals shall lead to an effective Disaster Preparedness and Response system in Pakistan.
The PEER program regarding Training for Instructors started on 15 June and will end on 19 June 2021 he added.