National Disaster Management Authority is organizing a Disaster Risk Reduction Week

Islamabad: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is organizing a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Week from 8th to 13th October 2011 to coincide with International DRR day of 13th October with the theme of INVEST TODAY FOR A SAFER TOMORROW.

The idea behind holding the DRR week is to highlight the importance of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for long term sustainable development in the country and risk of inflicting huge damages if DRR is not given the due priority.

The week will show case the work that has been done so far by various stakeholders in the field of DRR and will provide a good platform to all for lessons learned and sharing of best practices in addition to networking with other partners and donors involved in realizing the dream of disaster resilient countries. NDMA will organize workshop, conference, exhibitions, and simulations throughout the week to advocate in favour of investing more on the preparedness to avoid exponential funding on the response.

All organizations, public or private, interested in showcasing their activities and be a part of this endeavour should send their suggestions and ideas, to better organize the week to, Mr. Syed Kausar Ali Zaidi, Director DRR 1, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Prime Minister Secretariat Public, Islamabad or log on to NDMA web site http://www.ndma.gov.p.

For more information, contact:
Ahmed Kamal
Spokesperson
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
Tel: +9251 9215412
Cell: +92300 5278981 and +92331-5657779
Email: maf@ndma.gov.pk