Disaster management: Training course held for Afghan officials

The course is scheduled to conclude on February 14.

News Desk February 10, 2015

Afghan practitioners of disaster management have been assured of complete cooperation and assistance by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

A six-day training course on disaster-risk management organised by the NDMA for Afghan officials is currently under way in the capital in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

The course is scheduled to conclude on February 14.

Earlier, while welcoming the Afghan delegates at the inaugural ceremony of the course, NDMA chief Maj Gen Asghar Nawaz assured the Afghan National Disaster Management Authority of full support for enhancing their capacities for timely response towards disasters.

The objective of the training course is to develop necessary skills and impart training to Afghan officials with regards to disaster risk reduction mainstreaming in disaster preparedness, response, mitigation and media management for saving lives and properties of people from natural and human-induced disasters.

The training will be followed by group work on community-risk assessment and contingency planning to generate an informative and pragmatic approach towards disaster management.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2015.


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