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Islamabad November 07, 2022: USAID Mission Director calls on Chairman NDMA

Government of Pakistan

Prime Minister’s Office

National Disaster Management Authority


Press Release       

USAID Mission Director calls on Chairman NDMA

(Islamabad, November 07, 2022): Mr. Reed Aeschliman, USAID Mission Director called on Chairman NDMA, Lieutenant General Inam Haider Malik in his office at Prime Minister Secretariat today.

Both sides discussed various aspects of collaboration between NDMA & USAID especially after recent floods in Pakistan.

While highlighting the global climate change impacts on Pakistan, the Chairman apprised of NDMA’s vision to adapt a remodelled structure as well as an efficient and significant participatory frameworks (both domestic and global level) for meaningful risk prevention strategy against disasters. He indicated ongoing plans for a  comprehensive National Disaster Management Plan to revamp the existing approach through a swift readiness audit. He also shed light on NDMA’s plans for participating a supportive role for provincial chapters (PDMAs).

During the conversation, Chairman NDMA elaborated a need for commitment of adequate funds from global donors and developed countries for meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to climate change. 

Mr. Reed agreed with Chairman’s views and added that Pakistan’s Disaster Management needs recalibration of sustainable development solutions and more inclusive response approach to deal disasters.  

Both sides agreed on a promising forward-looking collaboration opportunities for transformation of the futuristic outlook of NDMA with support of USAID.