Thursday, January 19, 2012

A campaign in Pakistan to promote disaster risk reduction

One Pakistan News: UN-HABITAT, the United Nations agency for Human Settlements, as part of their disaster risk management activities has initiated a mass information campaign.

Under the Pakistan Settlements Flood Recovery Project funded by the Government of Japan, UN-HABITAT has produced a calendar for the year 2012 and an interactive board game The Indus River Game by successfully applying disaster risk reduction approach. These include the messages of safe construction and preparedness for anticipated floods in the future. These messages have been developed with an aim to empower communities and increase their resilience towards disasters throughout Pakistan. The game and calendar have been produced, keeping in mind the different kinds of disasters that have happened in Pakistan. Graphic illustrations have been used for easy understanding by the masses and at the same time for appeal to a wider audience.

UN-HABITAT has, with a team of legal experts also prepared a simple guide to introduce the principle elements of land administration systems in this country. The guide has been published as part of the response to the initiative on housing and land so that people can understand the complex land administration system in Pakistan in a very simple and elaborative manner. The “Guide on Land and Property Rights” can be of use to donor agencies, international affairs organizations, national civil society organizations, lawyers and community leaders engaged in relief, rehabilitation, development or other similar works that necessitate some basic information about the general features of the rural land administration system in Pakistan...

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