Earlier, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre
programme manager Brig (R) Sajid Naeem welcomed the participants and deliberated the workshop objectives and purpose.
To bridge this gap, NDMA with the support of the Australian High Commission in Islamabad, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre
, and a team of locally-based consultants, developed the Host Nation Support Guidelines for Pakistan.
The workshop, organised by the Health Ministry in co-operation with the World Health Organisation (WHO), features lectures on case studies, emergency programmes and response plans by both organisations along with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre
and other experts.
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Pakistan is hosting the Event in collaboration with Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre
In the Bangladesh 2010 National Education Policy disaster preparedness is cited as a core area to be incorporated into the curriculum, "to build students as skilled human resources to fight the challenges of the world threatened by climate change and other natural disasters, and to create in them a social awareness about environment." The Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre
lists this low-lying nation of 155 million people as one of the most disaster-prone states in the world, with cyclones entering the Bay of Bengal and making landfall along the Bangladesh coast almost every year.
India, Indonesia and Thailand are vying to host the regional centre to collect data, analyse it and issue warnings while Thailand, home to the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre
, says Bangkok has the expertise to make the system successful.
PESHAWAR -- Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (PDMA-KP) and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre
(ADPC) in Bangkok have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that sets forth a framework for a collaborative alliance between the two parties.
The course was organized in collaboration with the National Centre of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar, the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente (ITC-UT) in The Netherlands and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre
(ADPC) in Bangkok.
The representatives from NDMA, Rescue 1122, Provincial Disaster Management Authorities, Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre
, erstwhile Federally Administrated Tribal Areas Disaster Management Authority, journalists and faculty members of various universities participated in the workshop.