National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Oxfam GB on Friday to promote a culture of prevention, mitigation and better & enhanced preparedness ahead of disasters to make communities more resilient by jointly working under the umbrella of National DRR Policy & National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) priorities.
Lt. Gen. Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI (M), Chairman NDMA and Mr. Mohammad Hassan Qazilbash, Country Director, Oxfam GB signed the MoU. The broad areas of the MoC are : 1)Support NDMA in the execution of NDMP & Implementation Road Map, 2) Civil Society & Community Engagement for mutual support, 3) Support in Regional Cooperation and Linkages
Speaking at the occasion, Chairman NDMA said that resilient Pakistan is the major aim of NDMA and implementation of priority areas of NDMP will contribute to the resilient of the community at all level. He appreciated the contribution of Oxfam GB for building resilience of the community again frequent disasters. He impressed upon that, NDMA in-line with international obligations, has shifted its focus from reactive approach to proactive approach with main focus on Disaster Risk Reduction.
Mr. Mohammad Hassan Qazilbash, Country Director Oxfam GB appreciated the leadership of NDMA for their active role and highlighted that collaboration between NDMA and Oxfam GB will continue for resilience of the communities at all levels.
Reporter. NDMA, Oxfam to jointly work in disaster management field. Pakistan Observer, October 8, 2017.