The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs have agreed to set standards for cooperative ventures to fulfill common goals of developing resilience and improving response mechanisms in disaster-prone areas.
The agreement was made today in Islamabad during a meeting between NDMA Chairman Lieutenant General Inam Haider Malik and Carlos Geha, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Pakistan.
The chairman of the NDMA stated on the occasion that Pakistan seeks to develop a community-based preparedness regime through national-level simulation exercises to lessen the impact of climate-induced emergencies in the country.
He stated that a digitally updated national emergency and operations center would house collaborative data for early warning systems, alert generation, and information-based decision-making for proactive disaster or emergency management in specific circumstances.
On this occasion, the head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs praised the NDMA’s strategy to improve Pakistan’s disaster management system and pledged his organization’s complete help in completing these duties.