Child disaster risk reduction: NDMA, UNICEF sign agreement

Several national level policy documents have been developed


News Desk September 29, 2016
PHOTO: UNICEF

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed on Wednesday an agreement to extend their partnership for child centred disaster risk management in order to enhance the government’s existing capacity and to help minimise risks for women and children during disasters. The two had first signed a joint work plan in November 2015 to pursue a child centred approach in disaster situations and to ensure their well-being and protection through preparedness, mitigation and preventive measures in disaster situations. Several national level policy documents have been developed and implemented under the work plan, with the aim of knowledge management, research and development, institutional strengthening, capacity building, advocacy and awareness raising.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 29th, 2016.

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