The first and foremost step is to strengthen the capacity of the local target cities, only then will we be successful in completing this project," said Moghaddam The project is expected to start in early January 2013 and will assimilate DRR
strategies in the respective cities.
The panel included a presentation by Kimio Takeya, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Japan's experience on DRR
as development investment, envisioning HFA2 and Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Damages and losses have been massive but could have been largely reduced if DRR
measures had been incorporated into physical, social and economic development", the chairman added.
To revisit existing DRR
mechanisms of the APEC economies and discover new opportunities for further enhancing and strengthening regional and international collaboration in the field of DRR
Provincial Disaster Management Authority-PDMA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa practically incorporated all DRR
principles in reconstruction of damaged infrastructure in Malakand division which can be replicated as a model" said Mr.
Ross Malme, CEO of RETX has been selected as the Operating Agent for this IEA Programme, and Summit Blue Consulting, LLC will assist RETX in evaluating Demand Response Resource (DRR
) practices around the world and develop recommendations on best practices for integrating DRR
into regular market activities.
Later on, officials from NDMA presented the salient features of the new DRR
policy and NDMP by Zeb Unisa, Sibt-e-Abbas Zaidi and Ahmed Raza Sarwar.
A finder's fee of US $5,500 is payable in cash to DRR
Other key deliverable for the project include; capacity building of all the District level stakeholders on the implementation of DRR
and evaluations of the strategy and plan.
Key speakers will include Federal Minister for Planning Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal, and Chairman SUPARCO, and others, including Senior Advisor DRR
UN RC-Office, Country Director/Representative UNESCO Islamabad, Deputy Director UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific and Ambassador of the Japan.
The Conference second work session dwelt on discussions in relation to challenges and opportunities for DRR
in the region in light of progress made so far and expectations from post-HFA process.
Now, his appointment as a Special Advisor comes amid development of post2015 framework for DRR