Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER South Asia)

Working towards strengthening the institutional and technical capacity of national and regional partners to support the institutionalization and sustainability of PEER in South Asia. 

Started in 1998, the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA) initiated PEER to build national and regional capacities in disaster risk reduction and management through disaster preparedness training. Over the past 20 years, PEER has been an essential instrument for enhancing disaster preparedness in the region by forming and strengthening skilled emergency responder groups from communities, disaster response agencies, and hospitals.

Recent Publications

PEER News

Pakistan

Integrating HOPE in Pakistan’s emergency response systems

Bangladesh

Creating synergies with WHO Bangladesh on resilient health systems

Bangladesh

PEER Bangladesh adopts the new and improved PEER curricula on emergency response

Our Growing Community

2085

Instructors

3962

Graduates

150

Courses conducted

33

Partners

Implementing Partners and Nodal Agencies

PEER continues to work with national preparedness partnerships composed of national and sub-national disaster management institutes, professional associations, academia, local NGOs, civil society, youth organizations, and the private sector to strengthen the institutionalization of PEER.