Peshawar—The eighth National Disaster Management Exhibition (DME-2016) to start on Wednesday, December 07 at Sheikh Muhammad Taimur Academic Blocks, University of Peshawar.
The exhibition would be inaugurated by Vice Chancellor University of Peshawar, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan at 10:30 am.
The main objective of this two-day Disaster Management exhibition is to create awareness and sensitize the issues of disaster management and climate change adaptation to public in general and students of the whole university campus and other institutions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular.
National, international institutions and organizations dealing with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation, Food Security and Livelihood Development will display their respective works in the stalls in this event.
Around twenty academic institutes, eight government departments, four UN Agencies, eighteen Local/International NGOs and three youth associations will showcase their work.
The key organizations participating in the event include the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)/NDMA-Pakistan, Provincial Disaster Management Authority-KP, UNDP, United Nations World Food Program, UNICEF, Pakistan Meteorological Department, Rescue 1122 and SUPARCO. Participation of 200 schools, 30 universities, 70 colleges’ students and officials of more than 100 government and Non Government Organizations across the country is expected to participate.
Along with exhibition, eight seminars have been arranged on different thematic areas of DRR and climate change as side events of the exhibition. Pakistan Red Crescent and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rescue 1122 officials will train the visitors on first aid, fire fighting and search and rescue operations.
Both print and electronic media will highlight the good practices in DRR/Climate Change Adaptation and will disseminate public awareness messages at the national and international levels.—APP
Source: Pakistan Observer
December 6, 2o16