Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Inam Haider Malik has said developing economies critically need innovative Disaster Reduction and Recovery (DRR) approaches based on local challenges and necessities”.

Addressing at Partnership Days Event of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery on invitation of World Bank in Washington DC, he highlighted the requirements for making Pakistan a resilient country.

The Chairman unveiled the way forward for a remodelled NDMA that will be able to tackle upcoming challenges owing to multiple hazards, particularly climate change induced.

He emphasized need for collaboration to incorporate community centric AI-based driven early warning capabilities to forecast disasters, which also could be a key solution to minimize time and again financial assistance by donors in affected regions.

He suggested that World Bank financial strategy developments for DRR and other frameworks must include spontaneity and shared DRR instruments.

He said Pakistan has demonstrated default resilience and adaptation, which requires support in value addition of protocols

Later, part of the day, the delegation also held productive sessions with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Afreen Akhter, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the US state Department and Ms. Marcia Wong, Deputy Assistant to the Administrator, in USAID HQs Washington.

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