Chairman NDMA Lt Gen Inam Haider Malik attended National Conference on Climate Change & Women organized by National Commission on the Status of Women in collaboration with UNFPA and Path Finder International. He was the Chief Guest for session titled “From Vulnerabilities to Resilience: Gender Climate Action in Pakistan”.
Chairman NDMA in his address as chief guest underlined the national vision for proactive disaster management in Pakistan and stated that the Disaster Management System in the country is currently undergoing a transformation, shifting from a reactive to a proactive mode. He informed the house about establishment of a modern National Emergencies Operation Center (NEOC) at NDMA and highlighted its capabilities enabled by multiple satellite feeds, softwares, artificial intelligence tools to generate National Common Operating Picture (NCOP) which would strengthen digital risk assessment, early warning systems and preparedness strategies for Pakistan.
“It is imperative to develop understanding in adopting an all-inclusive approach in disaster risk reduction and management for the vulnerable segments of society which mainly includes women”, he said. Global experiences demonstrate that imparting awareness and trainings to the vulnerable groups about disaster risks empowers them to significantly contribute to their own safety and the well-being of their communities. NDMA's gender and child cell (GCC) is dedicated to achieving this goal, Chairman NDMA added.