Secretary Visit at PEOC May 10th, 2023
Secretary Rehabilitation, Pervez Ahmed Seehar, visited PEOC with other officers of PDMA Sindh on May 10th, 2023 to receive briefings regarding PEOC’s functional capabilities and to ensure effective and efficient coordination, management, and response to natural disasters and public health emergencies in Sindh. The staff also briefed the secretary regarding DMIS and Power Bi dashboards.
VISIT OF WORLD BANK’S JOINT IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT MISSION May 09th, 2023
The Joint Implementation Support Mission of World Bank visited PDMA Sindh Headquarters on 09th May 2023 to discuss various aspects of Sindh Resilience Project and Sindh Flood Emergency Rehabilitation Project. The meeting was chaired by Secretary Rehabilitation.
Planning & Preparations for Predicted Rains April 27th, 2023
Secretary Rehabilitation Department and other high-ranking authorities gather in a virtual conference on April 27th, 2023, to strategize and plan ahead for the impending rainy season. The meeting aims to identify potential vulnerabilities and ensure that adequate measures are in place to mitigate any adverse impact on the community. The meeting was chaired by the Secretary Rehabilitation Department and co-chaired by Secretary (GA)
Implementation of a DRR/EPR and Resilience Building Project
A meeting was held on April 13th ,2023 at the PDMA HQs in Karachi to discuss the implementation of a DRR/EPR and Resilience Building project. The meeting was attended by several high-ranking officials, including the Director General of Health Services, the Chief Engineer of the Irrigation Department, and the Director General of the Agricultural Department, among others. Representatives from various organizations, including the WFP, UN-OCHA, UNICEF, UN IoM, and INGOs such as Acted and Cesvi, also participated in the meeting.
17th Board Meeting
The 17th Board Meeting of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Sindh was held on 31st March 2023 under the chairmanship of Haji Rasool Bux Chandio Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh for Rehabilitation & Relief Department at PDMA Head Office, Karachi. The meeting was participated by Board Members from different departments. 14 Agenda items were discussed and approved during the meeting including review of progress of decisions taken in the last Board Meeting.
ADB NFPP-IV mission meeting with Director General, Provincial Disaster Management Authority, (PDMA), Sindh on 16th feb 2023.
Open Katcheri" session at Districts Naushahro Feroze, Khairpur Mir’s, Sukkur, and Ghotki.
Director General PDMA Sindh, Syed Salman Shah along with Director Operations, Imdad Hussain Siddiqui, and AD Operations, Maqsood Hussain Soomro visited districts Naushahro Feroze, Khairpur Mir’s, Sukkur, and Ghotki for an ‘Open Katcheri’ session to resolve the complaints of flood affectees. District Commissioners and other high-ranking officers from Irrigation, Agriculture, Revenue, and Health departments were also part of the session. The public complained about relief items, ex-gratia assistance against life loss, the compensation of damaged houses, provision of health services, and compensation for crop losses. Other complaints were related to damage to educational institutes and presence of water around school buildings. The delegation ensured that the complaints will be resolved on an urgent basis and the Government of Sindh will extend all possible support to restore life to normal. PDMA Sindh immediately dispatched the required relief goods for distribution among flood affectees.
Workshop on Information Management Organised by PDMA & UN-OCHA
Accurate and timely information is the key to business success. The same is valid for disaster management. Better management, decision-making, and actions are dependent on gathered and compiled information. In view of the importance of information management, 05 days training session was jointly organized by UN-OCHA and PDMA Sindh at PDMA Head office from 17th-21st of October 2022. International training facilitators from UN-OCHA conducted the training on important topics such as data collection, compilation, standardization, correction, visualization, and reporting. Officials from PDMA, NDMA, and newly hired provincial Information Management Officers of UN-OCHA from the capital territory Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Balochistan, and Punjab attended the training.