In light of the memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Facilitating Partners and donors a workshop was held in the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development under the theme of “Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction in Development Program of Afghanistan”.
The ceremony began with the recitation of few verses from the Holy Quran, later on Deputy Minister for the Prgorammes of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development Mr. Mohammad Tariq Ismati expressed gratitude from the comprehensive cooperation of relating entities with the Ministry of Rehabilitation and Development for preventing and reducing the disaster risks. He asked from the concerned entities to put in action collaborative and coordinated efforts to avoid and prevent disasters.
Consequently, Director of Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority thanked from the holding of such workshops and talked about the risk mitigation of disasters. He also emphasized on coordination between the concerned organizations.
Then, representative of Fox Humanitarian Aid Office talked and highlighted the commitment of his office. He presented information regarding the commencement of risk mitigation policy of his office.
The next speaker of this workshop was Mr. Nasir Ahmad Popal head of the Social Protection Department of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development; he shed light on the activities and plans of his Department relating to the prevention of disasters, relief packages and humanitarian assistance to vulnerable in various provinces of Afghanistan. Also he said that the MRRD is prepared to take steps forward in this regard.