Background and Objectives
The recent disasters in Pakistan have exposed both strengths and weaknesses of the Pakistani disaster risk management (DRM) system. Relatively better emergency response capacities exist at the national level: the system can draw on the services of the army, para-military and civil defence forces, as well as local emergency response institutions. However, at sub-national level these capacities are fairly limited. In general, disaster risk reduction as opposed to disaster response preparedness is in its nascent phase in the country. The One-UN joint DRM Programme will assist the government in strengthening the foundations of a DRM system in Pakistan.
The main goal is to increase knowledge and awareness of disaster resistant technologies for risk reduction, including institutionalization and dissemination of programme resources and lessons learned from the 2005 earthquake recovery.
In specific, to strengthen institutional; capacities at federal, provincial, district and local levels to disaster risk management forward in the policy-making, planning and development process.
- •The DRM consultant has been hired and is on-board. The consultant is based in the Ministry of Environment (MoE) for improved consultation and technical assistance
- •Training need assessments for masons in KPK and Balochistan has been completed
- •Provided support to NDMA for revision of PC-1 and DRR checklist, the new format has been recently approved.
- •Manual for building models for flood and earthquake resistant housing has been completed
- •Coordination mechanism established in districts that faced the flooding, this request was put forward to UN-Habitat by UNDP and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
- •Working group has been formed for the documentation of indigenous construction practices.
Development Partners / Partners
Donor: One UN Fund
Partners: NDMA, DDMAs
- Pakistan Settlements Flood Recovery Project (PSFRP)
- Primary School Reconstruction in Muzaffarabad (Completed)
- Humanitarian Information and Coordination (Completed)
- Transitional Shelter Provision for Baluchistan Earthquake Victims (Completed)
- Shelter Assistance to IDPs Living Outside of Camps (Completed)
- Water and Sanitation Improvements in Informal Settlements (Completed)
- Disaster Risk Management
- Sustainable Urbanization and Sustainable Energy Construction
- Shelter Assistance to Returnees in Conflict-affected Areas in NWFP (Completed)
- Documenting and Communicating Results Achieved and Lessons Learnt in the Post 2005 Earthquake Rural Housing Reconstruction Programme
- Reconstruction of Girls School in Swat District
- Improving Living conditions of IDPs out off camps through WASH Interventions (Completed)
- Facilitating Access to Safer Land for Earthquake Victims (Completed)
- Strengthening Post-Earthquake Reconstruction
- Joint UN Post-Disaster Assessment Mechanisms (Completed)
- Emergency Shelter Kit Procurement and Distribution (Completed)
- Post-Flood Information Management and Coordination (Completed)
- Facilitating Access to Land for Earthquake Affected Families (Completed)
- Technical and Training Support for the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (Completed)
- Support to Spontaneous Shelter Recovery in Earthquake-affected Villages (completed)
- Support To Spontaneous Shelter Recovery in Earthquake Affected Villages in Pakistan (completed)
- Technical Support for National Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme (Completed)