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Building Disaster Resilience Program Phase I

Introduction/ Background:     Disaster and emergency response is the area where FDO has specialized in the last few years. While it prepares communities to mitigate the risks of disasters, it focuses on responding to emergencies and early recovery. However, it helps to keep connecting communities to the organizations who are already working on the capacity building component of vulnerable communities. FDO is implementing Building Disaster Resilience in Pakistan, a project of sixteen months (May 2017 to August 2018). The focus of the project is to improve the living standard of the marginalized communities with an integrated approach.  Shelter, Community Physical infrastructure schemes, skill-based training's and provision of tool kits, Health & Nutrition, and agricultural Initiatives are the major domain of this project.  Objective:  Target communities have effective disaster risk management structures in place to take up and advocate resilience building measures;  

  • Target communities and households are prepared to (a) cope with climate-related natural disasters and (b) adopt risk reduction measures and Target communities & households are introduced to sustainable livelihoods and environmental management practices for resilience building.
Target Area:
          It is pilot phase which is implementing in 4 UCs of Tehsil Kot Addu, District Muzaffargarh and likely to be extended for 03 years after the completion of its pilot phase.
Key interventions/Achievements:
• 41 (38 CDMCs & 3 UCRF) Community Structures Formed
• 41 Village & UC Level Development Plans were formed
• 1357 Capacity Building of Community & Govt. Persons
• 38 Household Demo Shelter Constructed
• 4 Communal Shelters Constructed at UC Level
• 41 CPI Schemes Completed
• 75 Training of Masons on Techniques of Resilient Construction & Provision of Standard Toollkits
• 38 Disaster Resilient Hand Pumps
• 237 Health & Hygiene Promotion Awareness Sessions, Street Theatres, Printed Material and Formation of Wash Clubs
• 3 Declaration of Open Deification Free (ODF) Villages by District Government
• 100 Capacity Building of Farmers on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) and Conservation Agriculture (CA) Based Technologies and Practices
• 100 Capacity Building of Farmers on Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) and Conservation Agriculture (CA) Based Technologies and Practices
• 100 Community Based Quality Seed Production & Multiplication and Provision of Storage Facility
• 750 Promotion of Improved Household Nutrition through Vegetables Production and Training (Kitchen Gardening)
• 16 Promotion of High-Value Crops through Tunnel Farming
• 48 Improved Community Capacity in Livestock Management through Community Livestock Extension Workers (CLEW) Workforce Development
• 3 Establishment of Community-Based Nurseries for Quality Seeding and Plants Production were established
• 8600 Quality Seeding and Plants Production  and 3 Plantation of Agro-Forestry/ Tree Plantation
• Vocational & Business Skills Trainings to Toolkits were provided to 57 persons
• Capacity Building of 76 Patwaries/ Revenue Officials on Damage Need Assessment
• 1140 Capacity Building of School Teachers and Students on Disaster Preparedness
• 53 Capacity Building of Health and PHED Staff on Health Facility Emergency Preparedness