NHN and ADPC, jointly in collaboration with NDMA, are implementing the program 'Strengthening Capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and the Private Sector on Preparedness for Response in Pakistan' with an aim of improving the preparedness to response from disasters by strengthening the interface between the government and local humanitarian organizations and enhancing capacity through partnerships, knowledge resources, training and networking opportunities. The program was officially launched/introduced to all stakeholders/partners, through an inception workshop organized by NHN/ADPC on 22nd August 2017.
The program activities commenced with the baseline assessment of all stakeholders in order to map out the current status of the humanitarian ecosystem in the given context of Pakistan, in terms of the humanitarian capacity to manage the humanitarian crisis and to establish strategic roadmap for strengthening the humanitarian institutional leadership capacity that the country needs in order to streamline the responses and early recovery.
Data acquisition based on the sample size from all the stakeholders was completed through enumerates and data analysis carried out by experts at ADPC. Draft baseline assessment report was formulated based on the analysis and then refined through FGDs and KIIs.
To present the baseline assessment for the process resulting from the data collection/FDGs/KIIs and get inputs & final validation from the participants and to move forward in responding to the core findings & recommendations, a validation workshop was held on 10th Oct 2017 at Hillview Hotel, Islamabad. The envisaged outputs from the validation workshop were:-
A final report with the baseline assessment.
A specific road map to move forward on the definition of the work plan to respond to the needs and priorities recommended by the final validated report.
Representatives from all national/provincial/selected district Disaster Management Authorities, relevant government departments, academia, media, private sector, UN Agencies, INGOs and LNGO participated in the workshop. Response from all stakeholders was overwhelming and fifty five individuals which included government, media, academia, private sector, UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs and civil society organizations participated in the workshops.
The workshop agenda included, program brief & process followed by ADPC Program Manager, presentation on findings of survey and FGDs/KIIs and structured group work to formulate the draft road map.
Brigadier Mukhtar Ahmed, Member (Operations)/program focal point, NDMA graced the occasion as chief guest.