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.

PEER Course

An 8-day course designed for first responder groups specifically fire, police, and emergency response agencies.

An 13-day course designed for first responder groups specifically fire, police, and emergency response agencies.

An 13-day course designed for managers and administrators of hospitals and healthcare facilities

An 3-day course designed to empower and make resilient communities

Recent Publications

PEER News

Regional

PEER Trainings in March

Regional

Second RTWG Meeting identifies newer interventions for safer hospitals

Bangladesh

Strengthening Medical Workforce to Mitigate disaster Impacts in Dhaka

Our Growing Community

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