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

Bangladesh

Bangladesh NSC paves way for PEER and SERB institutionalization

Regional

Making countries self-reliant: Training PEER instructors

Regional

Laying the groundwork for regional partnerships in second PEER PAC Meeting

Our Growing Community

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