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  • Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization MGPO
    House No. 73, Street No. 59. Sector I-8/3.
    44000 Islamabad
    Pakistan

    Email: info@mgpo.org
    Phone: +92 51 4860207
    Fax: +92 51 4432889
    Website: http://www.mgpo.org

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Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization (MGPO)

Non-Governmental Organization

http://www.mgpo.org

To bring about a qualitative change in the lives of disadvantaged communities utilizing a multi-sectoral approach to help them map their journey out of poverty.

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Mission

To bring about a qualitative change in the lives of disadvantaged communities utilizing a multi-sectoral approach to help them map their journey out of poverty.

Disaster Reduction Goal

Build communities' resilience for and reduce disaster vulnerabilities, and integrating disaster risk considerations in developmental activities/projects.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

Integrate DRR in community based developmental projects in Pakistan.

Membership in Key Networks

National Alliance for Climate Action (NACA).

Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)

Identification and assessment of disaster risks, and development of risk maps and related information to decision makers and the local communities; and support the development and sustainability of infrastructure to observe and forecast hazards, vulnerabilities and disaster impacts.

Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)

Promote community based training initiatives, to enhance local capacities to mitigate and cope with disasters, and ensure equal access for women and vulnerable groups.

Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)

Integrate DRR planning into health sector, and into planning procedures for infrastructure projects; protect and strengthening critical public facilities and physical infrastructure, like schools, rural health centers, water and power plants through proper design retrofitting and re-building.

Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)

Strengthen institutional capacities in local disaster management, including those related to training, human and material resources, and develop mechanisms to engage participation and ownership of relevant stakeholders including communities in DRR.

Other activities

Education (building and improving public sector education facilities, provision of furniture, equipment, and teaching material, training and capacity building of stakeholders).

Water Management & Community Physical Infrastructure (drinking water supply schemes, water management systems, micro hydro power projects, link roads, pathways and footbridges, storm/wastewater drains, sanitation facilities, facilitating coordination between communities and government departments)

Health (Providing training healthcare services and building capacity of stakeholders, providing pharmaceutical support, appointing medical staff, building and improving public sector health facilities, providing furniture and equipment on need basis, facilitating coordination between stakeholders)

Environment (Providing mechanisms’ that reduce pollution and create sustainable waste management systems to protect eco fragile areas, helping marginalized communities develop alternative sources of income, trainings, and coordination between stakeholders)

Relief and Rehabilitation (Providing humanitarian assistance, supporting early recovery and rehabilitation, rebuilding destroyed education and health infrastructure, restoring community physical infrastructure, empowering communities to convert adversity into opportunity)

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

Ms Sameera Zaib
(ESM and M&E Officer)

Websites

http://mgpo.org/

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  • House No. 73, Street No. 59. Sector I-8/3. 44000 Islamabad Pakistan

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     - 2018 AMCDRR

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