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  • Poverty Eradication Society PES
    House No. 72, street 6, Mehfooz Road, Defense colony Peshawar Cantt.
    25000 Peshawar KPK
    Pakistan

    Email: ahmad@pespak.org
    Phone: 00925853337
    Fax: +92 915841575
    Website: http://www.pespak.org

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Poverty Eradication Society (PES)

Non-Governmental Organization

http://www.pespak.org

Poverty Eradication Society (PES) is a Non Governmental Organization registered under Societies Act 1860. The organization since its establishment, works for the “Promotion of building a just civil society by harnessing the creative energies of poor and underprivileged”. This aim is achieved with...

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Poverty Eradication Society (PES) is a Non Governmental Organization registered under Societies Act 1860. The organization since its establishment, works for the “Promotion of building a just civil society by harnessing the creative energies of poor and underprivileged”. This aim is achieved with the close collaboration of partner communities and humanitarian organizations/institutions through participatory demand responsive, gender and poverty sensitive integrated development approaches in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province, FATA & FR Regions & Azad Jammu Kashmir. PES interventions mainly focus on achievements in People with disabilities (PWDs), Human & Institutional Development, Formal and Informal Education, Primary/Reproductive Health Care , DRR, Water Environment and Sanitation (WES).

Disaster Reduction Goal

Reduced loss of life and destruction of assets, resources and livelihoods in times of disaster

Policies and Programmes in DRR

Implemented project on Risk assessment with DKH
Reducing risks and climate change adaptation in District Swat in partnership with Oxfam GB

Membership in Key Networks

Member of District Disaster Management Unit at District Swat, Shangla & Kohistan
Member at Preventionweb
Strategic partner with Oxfam
Strategic Partner with DKH

Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)

1. Advocate with Provincial Disaster Management Authorities to extend their outreach
2. Formation of district level disaster management committees
3. Formation of village level committees and linking them with district
4. Capacity building of disaster management authority & associated department's staff on DRR

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

Conducted risk assessment in flood affected union councils of district Swat and Shangla, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Pakistan

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

1. Capacity building of teachers, member of parent teacher councils and students on DRR
2. Development and printing of Information, education and communication material in local language (pashto & urdu) and distributed among the communities
3. Focus group discussions with risk prone communities
4. Public service massages on local radio in local languages regarding disaster, its types and techniques for reducing its riks

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

1. Afforestation
2. Improved agricultural practices
3. Improved irrigation systems

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

1. Development of raised platform
2. Stocking of emergency kits at village level

Other activities

1. rehabilitation of small hydro power stations
2. Research on Climate Change Adaptation

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

Ahmad Hussain, Executive Director PES

Websites

www.pespak.org

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  • House No. 72, street 6, Mehfooz Road, Defense colony Peshawar Cantt. 25000 Peshawar KPK Pakistan

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