PR No. 121 MoU between National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Hashoo Foundation on Advocacy & Communication for Vulnerable Population Islamabad: 19th September 2017

NDMA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hashoo Foundation here on Tuesday, to participate in the cooperative activities in relation to disaster risk reduction/management (DRR/M), primarily focusing on vulnerable population.

          Lt. Gen. Omar Mahmood Hyat, Chairman NDMA, and Ms. Ayesha Khan, Country Director, Hashoo Foundation, Pakistan, signed the MoU, which entails collaboration in the capacity building in different aspects of environment, climate change adaptation, research, knowledge management, sharing expertise in DRR/DRM in its development projects, through advocacy and communication campaigns, in the humanitarian context for vulnerable population in Pakistan.

          Lt. Gen Omar Mahmood Hyat said that the signing of the memorandum will enable the two organizations to deepen their cooperation in the areas of common interest. This will contribute towards compatible development to mitigate disaster risks for the vulnerable population, he maintained.

          Ayesha Khan, hoped that the MoU will improve communication and information sharing between NDMA and Hashoo Foundation for the development of projects as well as for the dissemination of activities through publications, workshops etc.

          This MoU envisages institutional cooperation in advocacy and communication, to enhance adaptive capacity, strengthen resilience and reduce vulnerabilities in the country against any natural and human-induced disasters. Both organizations will also invite each other to participate in showcasing and planning workshops, conferences, events, and focus group discussions of mutual interest.