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PEER 3 PROGRAM
QUARTERLY PROGRAM PROGRESS REPORT
Follow-up on Action Items from last quarter
The last Quarter April-Sept 2010 saw the PEER team undertake CADRE course in National Pilot Course –
Bacolod, Philippines (x2) as well as CADRE Training for Instructors course, – Bacolod, Philippines (x1), the
CPM Cambodia and the CPM Vietnam. Please see ANNEX 1 for CADRE Development process.
This Reporting Quarter: Building on this Regional and National program establishment undertaking, and the
commencement of National-level activities, the PEER team has begun the development of adapted CADRE
curriculums for National implementation and use. The National Pilot course has been undertaken in Da Nang,
Vietnam, with a successful Curriculum Development Workshop taken place in this reporting quarter, to hone
the materials ready for national training and roll-out at local level. Also for CADRE, there has been some
potential progress in India ahead of CMP planned for October/November, which centre around discussions with
Focus Humanitarian and SEEDS India, with parallel discussions with IFRC and ARC on the possibilities of
collaboration at some level on implementing CADRE. This has also proved a challenge, and this will be
reported on further in this report.
For HOPE, there have been successful courses implemented in Indonesia and Nepal under the Partial Funding
Assistance Program (PFAP). There have been developments in conceptualizing possible updates from ADPC‟s
experience in conducting the Hospital Emergencies Preparedness and Response course (HEPR), which include latest
best practice and themes from the recent ISDR world campaign on Safe Hospitals, and integrating these into
national HOPE curriculums.
i) Executive Summary
I) Activity Outline:
PEER Pakistan - Country Planning Mission
CADRE – Da Nang, Vietnam
HOPE – Indonesia / HOPE Nepal
II Progress of the Program
1. Program schedule: Planned vs. actual achievements
2. Accomplishments and Challenges encountered
3. Planned activities for next Reporting Quarter
1. CADRE Development Process
2. PEER Communications and Media
3. Focal Points Matrix for PEER
4. Acronyms and Abbreviations
The PEER 3 program objectives that the activities fall under are:
PEER Objective 1: Community Action for Disaster Response (CADRE): Establish a system for enhanced community level first responder capacity in disaster–prone communities in
PEER‟s six core countries (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines) with expansion to
Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam (nine countries in total for PEER 3).
PEER Objective 2: Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE):
Continuation of the Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) courses in the six PEER countries and
extension of the HOPE courses to the three new PEER countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam).
I) Activity Outline:
PEER Pakistan - Country Planning Mission Dates: 5-9 July 2010
Location: National Committee on Disaster Management, Prime Minister‟s Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Participants: NDMA-Hosted meeting: Lt. General Nadeem Ahmed R, Chairman of NDMA and
representatives from NDMA, USAID –OFDA, Pakistan Red Crescent National Society, Pakistan Institute of
Medical Science (PIMS), Pakistan Emergency Services (PES) 1122, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
(ADPC) Bangkok, Thailand, and the National Society for Earthquake Technology, Nepal (NSET) including .
Mr. Amod Dixit, Director of NSET and COP for PEER, ADPC Team led by Mr. NMSE Arambepola, Director,
ADPC, USAID representatives notably Mr. William Berger, Senior Regional Advisor, USAID-OFDA.
Other organizations leading the field of Disaster Management, Preparedness and Response in Islamabad were
also represented at the opening PEER meeting
Review and Outcomes:
The CPM was co-organized by NSET / ADPC and NDMA and featured an opening ceremony with all key
stakeholders and partners as well as representatives from Donor agencies USAID. The ceremony and meeting
was for the launching of PEER 3 in Pakistan – extending PEER-ADPC objectives on HOPE and CADRE. This
was an opportunity to discuss the different roles and responsibilities of Partners agencies in running PEER 3.
There were presentations from ADPC, NSET, NDMA, PES 1122, other agencies, followed by extensive
discussion throughout the one-day meeting on challenges, systems, opportunities for partnership, funding,
sustainability of PEER courses in Pakistan. The PEER program in Pakistan received support and endorsement
from Ministers, Officials and representatives from NDMA, USAID-OFDA, ADPC, NSET and other keynote
Discussions centered on national adaptation for CADRE taking into account existing community-based
programs and possible linking of these services for better implementation like the Flood Emergency
Management Training (ADPC).It was agreed that there needs to be strong cooperation ties with National
Agencies through partnership agreements before national implementation. The National Committee on Disaster
Management designated as focal agency in PEER implementation in Pakistan. ALL disaster–related initiatives,
projects, programs, organizations and agencies operate under the NDMA Islamabad, with their awareness and
support. The meeting was an opportunity to share experience in Disaster Response from Pakistan and plan for
better management of future disasters.
The PEER Program has been operational in Pakistan since 2006, with NDMA support, providing trainings to
enhance the capacity of professional disaster responders for Medical First Response and Collapsed Structure
Search & Rescue, and Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE). For this new phase of PEER,
operational until 2014, CADRE will be rolled out, to supplement the significant capacity building and trainings
already being implemented by the NDMA and other organizations in Pakistan.
Signing of the partnership agreement with NDMA also took place, as well as the identification of focal person
for coordination and communication for HOPE/CADRE.
Key discussions and agreements from the bilateral meeting on HOPE and CADRE were discussed at the
National Committee on Disaster Management in several meetings on 6-7 July 2010.Bilateral meetings followed,
Meeting with key institution involved in the program and discussion of plans, strategies for PEER 3
Implementation. There was a bilateral meeting for HOPE with Pakistan Institute or Medical Sciences (PIMS)
and for CADRE with Pakistan Red Crescent Society.
Please see ANNEX 2 for PEER Communications from Pakistan CPM – including Press Release issued in
coordination with NDMA – which reached Pakistani print news media in Islamabad, and National /
International online news agencies. Please also see PEER website for more on PEER in Pakistan (articles,
news, partner information and pictures etc.)
Bilateral meeting with Pakistan Red Crescent:
Discussions took place with Director of Pakistan Red Crescent Airforce General retired – Muhammed Ateeb
Siddiqui as well as other members of the training teams. Discussion centered on the following:
Recapping on the letter of commitment from PRCS about PEER which was received before the program commenced the 3
rd stage, in 2008 this was signed by the Secretary General in 2008
Emphasis that in Pakistan work must be conducted through the NDMA as the coordinating institution
PRCS will comprise the leading participants in CADRE in Pakistan – and perform the role of Lead Agency.
Lead agency means leading and developing CADRE into and gaining support for CADRE involvement and adaptation at Chapter and Community level. PRCS will select participants and develop trainers in
line with their current practices, and involve CADRE modules and training – including ToT.
PRCS will link the new aspect of CADRE trainings to existing CBDRR initiatives where existing, at every level
Where there is already a program in CBDRR running, CADRE materials and modules will be used to supplement this.
CADRE is only a small part of the many programs running; this is very focused –focused on direct action to save lives – so it works well to complement existing long-term trainings in first aid etc.
PRCS has a very good relationship with NDMA, since they are affiliated to Government – any nomination goes first to NDMA. This is a benefit, because there is strong backing from NDMA to
mobilize at provincial and National level, yet the processes at NDMA may cause delays in processing
invitations and information.
Therefore it was suggested that any invitations for trainings, or procedural matters should be processed as protocol through NDMA, yet at the same time cc‟d to PRCS focal point, which will speed matters, as