Enhanced Humanitarian Community Disaster Risk Reduction in Districts Swat and Chitral of KP
Funded by German Federal Foreign Office and technically supported by the German Red Cross, the two years “Enhanced Humanitarian Disaster Risk Reduction Project” kicked off in January 2021 in selected communities of districts Chitral and Swat prone to GLOF risk. Over its two years of life, the project envisages simultaneously strengthening the disaster response capacities of the Pakistan Red Crescent and vulnerable communities of the aforesaid districts. The project aims to create awareness around disaster risk reduction in communities and schools besides organizing, training and equipping these communities so that they could withstand the adverse consequences of climate change.
Key accomplishments from Jan-June 2022:
- 13 community-based disaster response organizations have been formed/reactivated and are being prepared for effective disaster response.
- Micro mitigation projects (DWSS, flood protection walls, clearance of Reshungol and rehab of safe heavens) of worth Rs 13 million have been initiated in both target districts.
- Schools based disaster response teams are formed and trained in first aid and disaster response in 37 public and private schools in both districts.
- 36 volunteers (18M, 18F) are trained in first aid, school safety and disaster risk reduction.
- The project has been able to make community engagement and accountability system (CEA) functional.
- The members of village organizations have been capacitated on managing the community led risk reduction structural measures.
- Two teams of 23 and 25 disaster response experts of the host national society have been trained on the updated curriculum of disaster response teams (DRTs) at the national level and provincial levels respectively.
- Support has been extended to the host national society in revision and updating the manual for preparedness for effective response.
Climate Advocacy for Coordination and Resilient Action (CACRA phase- II)
Activities Factsheet January 2022 -June 2022
The project is funded by the German Red Cross (GRC) and the German Federal Ministry for Cooperation and Development (BMZ); In response to the success of CACRA Phase-I, the donor awarded an extension with the name of Climate Advocacy for Coordination and Resilient Action phase II to strengthen the structures of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society to reduce the long-term negative impact of natural disasters on affected communities. This will be achieved through capacity building and the development of climate-smart disaster risk management tools. The tools will help communities build resilience in a participatory manner. In addition, the networking of actors in this field and their advocacy efforts for national disaster legislation will be promoted.
|Activity||No of events||No of Beneficiaries|
|Provincial Climate Change stakeholders mapping at KP level||01||26|
|Media campaigns for advocating the need for disaster law programming and highlighting the auxiliary of PRCS in Pakistan (Live show on SAMAA tv) at national level||01||Approximately: 50,000|
|Green office initiatives Peshawar||01||28|
|Coordination meetings with the relevant stakeholders at KP||30||38|
|Provincial level launch ceremony of (CACRA phase II) at Peshawar||01||71|
|Climate Change session on the occasion of Red Talk sessions for volunteers||01||8|
|Climate Change training session has delivered on interactive two (02) days First Aid Responder Refresher Workshop at Peshawar||01||18|
|Celebration of World Metrological Day-2022, early warning & early action by Met Department Peshawar||01||15|
|Celebration of World Water Day 2022- “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible” by GLOF project under CACRA- Upper Chitral||01||203|
|Planning and review meeting with the PRCS & GRC at Islamabad||01||05|
|Sponsorship of the International Conference on Climate Change and its Impact on Water and Agriculture Sustainability by the Geography Department, University of Peshawar||01||206|
|PRCS, GIZ, DES, and IRC will jointly observe World Environment Day at the University of Peshawar on June 5, 2022||01||130|