ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The four-day bilateral discussion between Pakistan’s Disaster Management Stakeholders and United States Army Central (USARCENT) team came to conclusion on Thursday.
The 11-member USARCENT delegation led by Major General Wendul Glenn Hagler whereas high officials of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Pakistan Army, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), FFC, SUPARCO, Rescue 1122, WAPDA and Representative of Ministry of Planning & Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated during interactive sessions held at NDMA from February 13-16, 2023.
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The dialogue encompassed on overview of Pakistan’s hazards & vulnerabilities, disaster management outlook and structure of NDMA & its role in international relief assistance.
Interactive sessions also covered the Floods 2022, post flood survey & damage assessment, hydro-meteorological analysis of critical infrastructure in light of experiences learnt in aftermath of Floods 2022.
The USARCENT side exchanged aspects of mutual interest in post floods damages’ management in Pakistan and sought insights into areas of future possibilities of engagement and cooperation from each other’s experiences, simulation exercises, training of disaster managers and sharing of advanced software/products for early warning system, mapping of resources and public alert & communication mechanism in Pakistan.
Both sides agreed on shared climate security’s universal applicability of standard protocols and replication of successful management of mitigation templates of developed world during emergencies and crisis.