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Host Nation Support Guidelines for Foreign Assistance to Pakistan During Disasters

The Host Nation Support Guidelines were developed in collaboration between NDMA and a project team of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, with the support of the Australian High Commission, Islamabad. The Guidelines for Pakistan focuses on information and actions to reduce response time in large-scale disasters that may require foreign assistance should local capacity be overwhelmed.

The Guidelines are divided into eleven sections and annexes to provide guidance for all groups of stakeholders relevant to their role and the operating environment.

Taking steps to integrate Digital Resource Center (DRC) for promoting knowledge sharing

Digital Resource Center (DRC), a multi-purpose web portal has been established by National Humanitarian Network (NHN) to provide access to information through humanitarian platform for increased coordination and collaboration in Pakistan. The resource center has been set-up to enable national government, local organizations, individuals and humanitarian community to retrieve and share reliable and authentic humanitarian information. 

Workshop for Women Chamber of Commerce & Industries On Role of Private Sector Preparedness for Effective Respnse

Pakistan’s efforts aimed at achieving fast growth, development and progress are increasingly being undermined by the impact of a variety of disasters, both natural and human induced. The private/industrial sector of Pakistan was no exception and was significantly affected by increased exposure to disaster risks. Since the business sector is the primary source of employment, job creator, purveyor of products and services and collectively constitutes the largest investors in society, business resilience is more and more crucial to build overall resilient communities and  society.

Business Resilience and Role of Private Sector in Preparedness for Response

Pakistan’s efforts aimed at achieving fast growth, development and progress are increasingly being undermined by the impact of a variety of disasters, both natural and human induced. The private/industrial sector of Pakistan was no exception and was significantly affected by increased exposure to disaster risks. Strong public-private partnerships and establishment of a platform to increase interface between government and private sector is imperative in igniting momentum for building business resilience.

APP Country Action Plans

One of the foremost activities implemented under the program was to undertake Baseline Assessment studies to map out the current status of the humanitarian ecosystem for managing disasters at the institutional, organizational and operational levels. The assessment studies have been carried out in all program countries to assess capacities, systems, and inter-agency coordination mechanisms of key stakeholders-  Governments, International NGOs, local humanitarian organisations, academic institutions and civil society organizations working in disaster preparedness and emergency response. 

Validation Workshop for Baseline Assessment, Pakistan

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.

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