Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)
The main problem in Pakistan is that this country lacks the capacity to deal with disasters. By starting this program, the capacity building initiative has been taken. This is likley to encourage other academic institutions to start similar programs increasing the knowledge base required to create awareness among the masses in Pakistan.
Academicians need to be given more role in HFA2 because in countries like Pakistan, there is a need to create a knowledge base as a start,since no matter how badly a country is affected by disasters, unless and until their own local capacity is developed, INGOs and NGOs will not be able to solve their problems or address their issues in tackling disasters. In line with HFA priority 3, NUST has taken a step in this direction setting an example for other Institutions in Pakistan to follow suit.