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One Day Orientation Workshop on Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015

Date : Feb 04, 2014
One Day Orientation Workshop on Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015

LASOONA-Society for Human and Natural Resource Development has organized one day orientation workshop for government line department officials on Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 under the project “Building Resilience through community DRR in Upper Swat, KP”. The participants from DDMU, Social Welfare, Civil Defense, Soil Conservation, Livestock, PDMA/PaRRSA, Commissioner Office, Health department, Irrigation department, Forest department, Revenue, Education, Water management, Police, Metrological department and representatives from Media participated in the event.

The objective of this one day workshop was:

·         To build the Capacity of government line departments officials on Hyogo Framework for Action

·         To align their interventions to  contribute to HFA priorities

·         To synergies among different stakeholders for disaster risk reduction.

·         To assess the capacities and gaps of department regarding DRR

Detail orientation sessions were conducted on HFA in which the participants took keen interest. The following five priority areas of HFA were discussed in the national and local context.

Priority 1: Ensure that disaster risk reduction is a national and local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation.

Priority 2: Identify, assess and monitor disaster risks and enhance early warning.

Priority 3: Use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all level.

Priority 4: Reduce the underlying risk factors.

Priority 5: Strengthen disaster preparedness for effective response at all levels.

At the end of the workshop Mr. Ashfaq Ahmad Assistant Commissioner Swat thanked the participant for their proactive participation in the workshop and also acknowledged LASOONA efforts in building the capacity line department on very important issue of DRR. He also assured his support and cooperation in implementing the project intervention for joint cause achievement. 

LASOONA affirms to be committed to the well being of masses through promoting ecologically sound developement in impoverished pockets of Pakistan in general and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa in particular.