NIDM Events

Islamabad 10-14th June 2019 - Disaster Resilient Shelter Design and Construction Practices

A five-day training on Disaster Resilient Shelter Design and Construction Practices was conducted from 10th – 14th June, 2019 at National Centre for Rural Development (NCRD), Islamabad. NIDM and IOM jointly organized the event.

Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding disaster resilient shelter design & construction practices as well as Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and relevant stakeholders. Twenty-Six (26) participants attended the course from various government departments, academia, media and NGOs from AJK, KP and GB.

Gilgit 16-18th April 2019 - Training Course on DRR, Preparedness and Response Planning

A three-day Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) Training and Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) was conducted from 16th – 18th April, 2018 at Karakoram International University (KIU), Gilgit. NIDM and KIU jointly organized the event while it was supported by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).

Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and civil society members of GB having key disaster risk management responsibilities at the district level. Seventy-Five (75) participants attended the course from various government departments, armed forces, academia and NGOs.

Introductory Course for newly Inducted NDMA/NIDM Staff (Phase I)

The First phase of two weeks training for newly posted/hired staff of NDMA was organized from 1st – 5th April, 2019 at NDMA, Prime Minister’s Office, Islamabad. The training was supported by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).

Purpose of the training was to provide in-depth knowledge regarding Disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction to the newly hired/posted staff of NDMA.

Lahore, March 28 th , 2019 – Contributions by Media in Disaster Risk Reduction

NIDM organized a one-day seminar/workshop on "Contributions by Media in Disaster Risk Reduction" to acknowledge the contribution made by media in DRR and highlight the areas to improve further towards ethical and objective disaster reporting. More than 40 journalists from print, electronic and digital media participated in the workshop.

Brig Fiaz Hussain Shah SCBS - NIDM, Mr. Waseem Ahmed, CBS – NIDM, Mr. Javed Farooqi, Anchor Person spoke to the workshop participants on the subject.

Islamabad, February 13, 2019 – Contributions by Media in Disaster Risk Reduction

Islamabad, February 13, 2019: NIDM hosted a one-day seminar/workshop on "Contributions by Media in Disaster Risk Reduction" to acknowledge the contribution made by media in DRR and highlight the areas to improve further towards ethical and objective disaster reporting. More than 45 journalists from print, electronic and digital media participated in the workshop.

Brig Mukhtar Ahmad, Member (Ops), Ms. Raheela Saad, Member (A&F) NDMA, Mr. Idrees Mahsud, Member (DRR), NDMA and Brig Fiaz Hussain Shah SCBS, NIDM along with other resource persons from media spoke to the workshop participants on the subject. Member Ops and Member DRR had a question answer session with the journalists.

Lt General Omar Mehmood Hayat HI (M), Chairman NDMA graced the closing ceremony and distributed certificates among the participants.


Quetta 23 - 24th January 2019 – Gender Mainstreaming in Disaster Management Contingency Planning

National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) an integral part of NDMA is planning to build capacities of institutions for developing contingency plans by duly incorporating Gender sensitive actions in Program Cycle Management Framework. Accordingly, training of Master Trainers for the purpose was held from 23 – 24th January 2019 at Officers club, Quetta. Forty-six (48) participants from various stakeholders attended the training.

Muzaffarabad 26-28th December 2018 - Training Course on DRR, Preparedness and Response Planning

A three-day Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) Training and Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) was conducted from 26th – 28th December, 2018 at Sangam Hotel, Muzaffarabad. NIDM and SDMA (AJ&K) jointly organized the event while it was supported by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).

Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and civil society members of AJ&K having key disaster risk management responsibilities at the province and district level. Forty-Nine (49) participants attended the course from various government departments, armed forces, academia and NGOs.

Muzaffarabad 24 December 2018 - Training Need Assessment (TNA)

A one-day consultative workshop on Training Need Assessment (TNA) was conducted by NIDM at Sangam Hotel, Muzaffarabad on 24th December, 2018. Thirty-Three (33) Representatives from the government departments, academia, media, humanitarian stakeholders including UN Agencies and NGOS participated in the workshop. Participants contributed through a well-designed questionnaire and identified the gap between existing and required knowledge and skills for the disaster managers. NIDM shall consider the need identified during the TNA process while devising its training/activity calendar for year 2019.

Islamabad 18 - 20th December 2018- Gender Mainstreaming in Disaster Management Contingency Planning

National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) an integral part of NDMA is planning to build capacities of institutions for developing contingency plans by duly incorporating Gender sensitive actions in Program Cycle Management Framework. Accordingly, training of Master Trainers for the purpose was held from 18 – 20th December 2018 at Islamabad. Forty-seven (47) participants from various stakeholders attended the training. Mr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Member Operations, NDMA, Mr. Idrees Mehsud, Member DRR, NDMA and Ms. Raheela Saad, Member Admin A&F, NDMA were invited as Chief Guest on Closing Ceremony.

Karachi 11-13th December 2018: Training Course on DRR, Preparedness and Response Planning

A three-day Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) Training and Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) was conducted from 11th – 13th December, 2018 at Mehran Hotel, Karachi. NIDM and PDMA Sindh jointly organized the event while it was supported by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).

Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and civil society members of Sindh province having key disaster risk management responsibilities at the province and district level. Forty-Seven (47) participants attended the course from various government departments, armed forces, academia and NGOs.

Karachi 10 December 2018- Training Need Assessment (TNA)

A one-day consultative workshop on Training Need Assessment (TNA) was conducted by NIDM at Mehran Hotel, Karachi on 10th December, 2018. Twenty-three (23) representatives from the government departments, academia, media, humanitarian stakeholders including UN Agencies and NGOS participated in the workshop. Participants contributed through a well-designed questionnaire and identified the gap between existing and required knowledge and skills for the disaster managers.

Islamabad 27-29th November 2018: Training Course on DRR, Preparedness and Response Planning

A three-day Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) Training and Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) was conducted from 27th – 29th November, 2018 at Hillview Hotel, Islamabad. NIDM and PDMA Punjab jointly organized the event while it was supported by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).

Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and civil society members of Punjab province having key disaster risk management responsibilities at the province and district level. Fifty-One (51) participants attended the course from various government departments, armed forces, academia and NGOs.

Islamabad 26 November 2018: Training Need Assessment (TNA)

A one-day consultative workshop on Training Need Assessment (TNA) was conducted by NIDM at Hillview Hotel, Islamabad on 26th November, 2018. Twenty-Nine (29) representatives from the government departments, academia, media, humanitarian stakeholders including UN Agencies and NGOS participated in the workshop. Participants contributed through a well-designed questionnaire and identified the gap between existing and required knowledge and skills for the disaster managers..

Peshawar 13-15th November 2018: Training Course on DRR, Preparedness and Response Planning

A three-day Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) Training and Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) was conducted from 13th – 15th November, 2018 at Shelton’s Rezidor Hotel, Peshawar. NIDM and PDMA KP jointly organized the event while it was supported by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).

Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and civil society members of Punjab province having key disaster risk management responsibilities at the province and district level. Fifty-Seven (57) participants attended the course from various government departments, armed forces, academia and NGOs.

Peshawar 12 November 2018: Training Need Assessment (TNA)

A one-day consultative workshop on Training Need Assessment (TNA) was conducted by NIDM at Shelton Rezidor’s Hotel, Peshawar on 12th November, 2018. Representatives from the government departments, academia, media, humanitarian stakeholders including UN Agencies and NGOS participated in the workshop. Thirty-Four (34)Participants contributed through a well-designed questionnaire and identified the gap between existing and required knowledge and skills for the disaster managers.

Sargodha 06-08th November 2018: Training/SIMEX on Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP)

A three-day Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) Training and Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) was conducted from 06th – 08th November, 2018 at University of Sargodha, Sargodha. The training was organized by NIDM in coordination with PDMA Punjab. Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and civil society members of province having key disaster risk management responsibilities at the province and district level.

Seventy-two (72) trainees representing different line departments of the Government of Punjab, District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMAs) of vulnerable districts of Punjab, NGOs, academia attended the course.

Karachi 31st October 2018 - Policy Dialogue on Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning

A one-day Policy Dialogue on Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) was organized on 31st October, 2018 at Regent Plaza Hotel, Karachi. The Policy Dialogue supported by WFP Pakistan was organized by NIDM and Coordinated by PDMA Sindh. Thirty-one (31) officials from various sectors including government departments, armed forces, academia and NGOs attended the seminar.

Quetta 23-25th October 2018 - Training Course on DRR, Preparedness and Response Planning

A three-day Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) Training and Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) was conducted from 23rd – 25th October, 2018 at officer’s Club, Quetta. NIDM and PDMA Balochistan jointly organized the event while it was supported by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC). .

Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and civil society members of Punjab province having key disaster risk management responsibilities at the province and district level. Forty-Six (32) participants attended the course from various government departments, UN Agencies, media, academia and NGOs.

Quetta 22 October 2018 – Training Need Assessment (TNA)

A one-day consultative workshop on Training Need Assessment (TNA) was conducted by NIDM at Officer’s Club, Quetta on 22nd October 2018. Representatives from the government departments, academia, media, humanitarian stakeholders including UN Agencies and NGOS participated in the workshop. Participants contributed through a well designed questionnaire and identified the gap between existing and required knowledge and skills for the disaster managers. NIDM shall consider the need identified during the TNA process while devising its training/activity calendar for year 2019.

Peshawar 10 - 11th October 2018 - Gender Mainstreaming in Disaster Management Contingency Planning

National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) an integral part of NDMA is planning to build capacities of institutions for developing contingency plans by duly incorporating Gender sensitive actions in Program Cycle Management Framework. Accordingly, training of Master Trainers for the purpose was held from 10 - 11 October 2018 at Peshawar. Forty-six (46) participants from various stakeholders attended the training. Secretary Relief and Rehabilitation Dr. Asad Ali Khan was the Chief Guest of Inaugural Ceremony while the Director General PDMA KP Mohtisam Billa Shah was the chief guest in closing ceremony. .

Skardu 2 - 4th October 2018: – Training/SIMEX on Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP)

A three-day Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) Training and Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) was conducted from 2nd to 4th October, 2018 at Mashabrum Hotel, Skardu. The training was organized by NIDM in coordination with GBDMA. Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and civil society members of Baltistan division having key disaster risk management responsibilities at the province and district level.

Forty-Seven (47) trainees representing different line departments of the Government of Gilgit Baltistan, District Disaster Management Authorities (DDMAs) of vulnerable districts of Baltistan division, NGOs, academia attended the course. Closing ceremony was attended by the Senior Minister Government of GB Haji Akbar Taban and Commissioner Baltistan Mr. Hamza Salik were the gusts of honour.

Lahore 4-6th September 2018 - Training Course on DRR, Preparedness and Response Planning

A three-day Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) Training and Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) was conducted from 4th – 6th September, 2018 at Park Lane Hotel, Lahore. NIDM and PDMA Punjab jointly organized the event while it was supported by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).

Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and civil society members of Punjab province having key disaster risk management responsibilities at the province and district level. Forty-Six (46) participants attended the course from various government departments, armed forces, academia and NGOs.

Lahore 3 September 2018: – Training Need Assessment (TNA)

A one-day consultative workshop on Training Need Assessment (TNA) was conducted by NIDM at Park Lane Hotel, Lahore on 3rd September 2018. Representatives from the government departments, humanitarian stakeholders including I/NGOS, armed forces, police and academia participated in the workshop. Participants contributed through a well designed questionnaire and identified the gap between existing and required knowledge and skills for the disaster managers. NIDM shall consider the need identified during the TNA process while devising its training/activity calendar for year 2019.

Gilgit 7-9th August 2018: - Training/SIMEX on DRR, Preparedness and Response Planning

A three-day Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) Training and Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) was conducted from 7th – 9th August, 2018 at Grand Continental Hotel, Gilgit. The training was supported by Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and organized jointly by NIDM and GBDMA.

Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding Disaster Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and civil society members of Punjab province having key disaster risk management responsibilities at the province and district level. Thirty-Nine (39) participants attended the course from various government departments, armed forces, NGOs and academia.

Gilgit 6 August 2018: – Training Need Assessment (TNA)

One-day consultative workshop on Training Need Assessment (TNA) was conducted by NIDM at Grand Continental Hotel, Gilgit on 6th August 2018. Representatives from the Government departments, humanitarian organizations, academia and armed forces participated in the workshop. Highly valuable input was given by the participants on the subject that would help NIDM in devising next training calendar based on the need identified by the stakeholders.

Quetta 26-28th June 2018: – Training/SIMEX on Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning

A three-day Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) Training and Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) was conducted from 26th – 28th June, 2018 at Quetta. The training was jointly organized by NIDM and PDMA Balochistan. Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and civil society members of Balochistan province having key disaster risk management responsibilities at the province and district level. Fifty-Four (54) participants attended the course from various government departments, armed forces, academia and NGOs.

Quetta 25th June 2018 – Policy Dialogue on Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning

A one-day Policy Dialogue on Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) was organized on 25th June, 2018 at Sikandar Jamali Auditorium, Civil Secretariat, Quetta. The Policy Dialogue was organized by NIDM and Coordinated by PDMA Balochistan. Forty-four (44) persons attended the dialogue from various sectors including government departments, armed forces, academia and NGOs.

Lahore 20th June 2018: – Policy Dialogue on Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning

A one-day Policy Dialogue on Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) was organized on 20th June, 2018 at Lahore. The Policy Dialogue was organized by NIDM and Coordinated by PDMA Punjab. Twenty-six (26) individuals from various sectors including government departments, armed forces, academia and NGOs attended the dialogue.

Islamabad 8 - 10th May 2018: – Training/SIMEX on Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning

A three-day Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) Training and Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) was conducted from 8th – 10th May, 2018 at Islamabad. The training was supported by World Food Programme (WFP) and organized by NIDM. Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and civil society members of Islamabad Capital Territory and other areas of Pakistan having key disaster risk management responsibilities at various levels. Twenty-nine (29) participants attended the course from various government departments, armed forces, academia, UN agencies, INGOs and NGOs.

Karachi 14 - 16th March 2018: – Training/SIMEX on Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning

A three-day Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning (DPRP) Training and Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) was conducted from 14th – 16th March, 2018 at Karachi. The training was supported by World Food Programme (WFP) and organized by NIDM. Purpose of the training was to provide knowledge regarding Disaster Preparedness and Response Planning to government officers and civil society members of Sindh province having key disaster risk management responsibilities at various levels. Thirty-nine (39) participants from various government departments, armed forces, academia and NGOs attended the course.


NIDM Events

The pictorial tour of events conducted by National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Pakistan.