Mr. Hans Guttman meets the Chairman of NDMA Pakistan, Lieutenant General Omar Mahmood Hayat
ADPC’s Executive Director Mr. Hans Guttman visited APP partner countries in Pakistan and Sri Lanka to review national initiatives being implemented under Asian Preparedness Partnership.
Formed in 2018, the national partnership network of Pakistan - Pakistan Resilience Partnership (PRP) held its General Meeting at Islamabad, Pakistan on 5th April 2018. Chaired by Lieutenant General Omar Mahmood Hayat, Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military), Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Pakistan, focal persons from key government organisations, representatives from humanitarian network, private sector, media and academia were in attendance for the official signing of Terms of Reference (TORs) for the partnership. Mr. Hans Guttman, ADPC’s Executive Director was also present for the formal signing ceremony.
Brigadier Mukhtar Ahmad, Member (Operations) in NDMA apprised the delegation on the disaster management architecture in Pakistan covering organizational structure and roles and responsibilities of NDMA, humanitarian coordination system, regional collaborations, future areas of cooperation between Government of Pakistan and ADPC. Following the presentation, detailed deliberations on collaborative initiatives and road ahead for the partnership took place between PRP members and ADPC delegation.
Mr. Hans Guttman, Executive Director of ADPC was present in Sri Lanka from 11 - 12 April 2018 to meet Ms. Darshana Senanayake, Secretary- Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka. Mr. Hans Guttman assured ADPC’s technical support in establishing a monitoring cell for disaster management activities in accordance with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
Subsequent to the discussions, the ADPC senior management attended the monthly meeting of Sri Lanka Preparedness Partnership (SLPP) at Disaster Management Center (DMC), the focal government partner of the national partnership network in the country. Reviewing the status of on-going planned initiatives and Governance structure of SLPP, the Director General of DMC appreciated the decade long fruitful collaboration with ADPC in strengthening disaster preparedness and response mechanisms in Sri Lanka.