KOREAN GOVERNMENT PROVIDES NDMA WITH CAPACITY BUILDING OF EARLY WARNING SYSTEM FOR NATURAL DISASTERS IN PAKISTAN
“Early Warning System for Natural Disasters” course is a three-year training program from 2018 to 2020, and KOICA had invited Pakistan government officials to South Korea for the training in 2018 and 2019. In response to the current situation of widespread COVID-19, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has recently launched an online training program for the course in 2020 to ensure continuity of capacity building programs for government officials. The main objectives of this training program are to enhance natural disaster prevention and preparedness capabilities by sharing Korea’s natural disaster management policies, disaster prediction and warning systems.
The online training program is scheduled to be held from August 26~September 3, 2020 with two main subjects such as ‘Disaster Management System in Korea’ and ‘Ways to Apply Early Warning System to Natural Disaster Management’. During the training, the 21 government officials will attend the lectures about: disaster management system; disaster response & recovery; Korea’s response to COVID-19; public information; natural disaster management; disaster information system & dissemination; predict & forecast; and early warning system. The participants are from National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA), Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMA) of Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and Gilgit-Baltistan, State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA), Capital Development Authority (CDA), Flood Control Centre and Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD). The participants assured their support for strengthening ties between both countries and paid their gratitude to the Korean Government for offering this much needed online training program.