ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Inam Haider Malik met the US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome in Islamabad on Wednesday.
Talking to the envoy, the Chairman NDMA acknowledged the US led support for floods victims and shared NDMA’s vision of transforming response approach from reactive to proactive.
The Chairman NDMA highlighted need of futuristic technology-driven framework which can be the interface of integrated emergency response with all stakeholders, humanitarian agencies and international donors besides taking initiatives like ‘Disaster Risk Atlas’ of the country.
Lt General Inam Haider Malik shed light on work of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) to become commissioned, enabled and globally connected hub of climate research exchange and interaction of emergency responders for disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation in Pakistan.
The Chairman NDMA hinted at need of global commitment for ‘Climate Millennium Goals’ in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to secure shared-future.
The Chairman sought learning from FEMA, US leading emergency management organization and interagency cooperative framework for NDMA & FEMA.
The ambassador highlighted US ongoing efforts with support of diverse partners to minimize damages in flood affected areas and underscored the strong collaboration at the front of climate-induced disaster management.