PDMA-KP: Overview of Disasters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2016 - Impact, Response and Managing Risks


Chapter 1

Provincial Disaster Management Authority

To cater to the challenges and manage the disaster in more professional manner, the Provincial Disaster Management Commission (PDMC) and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) were established. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa established PDMC and PDMA on 27 October, 2008 to promote swift and better disaster preparedness and management within the province.

Provincial Disaster Management Authority is: “An institution at Provincial level, mandated to effectively set up a system to look after disasters and calamities whether natural, human induced or accidents.”

1.1 Vision

A disaster Resilient Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

1.2 Mission

To minimize disaster risks within Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through formulation of comprehensive DRM strategies and their effective and efficient implementation.

1.3 Functions of PDMA

  • Coordinate response and relief activities for disaster affected communities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the support of Federal and Provincial Government as well as foreign donors.

  • Formulate and implement policies of disaster risk management, mitigation, preparedness and hazard risk reduction.

  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the National and Provincial

  • Policy and Plans.

  • Provide necessary technical assistance and guidance to District and Local Authorities for carrying out their functions effectively.

  • Examine the vulnerability of different parts of the Province to different disasters and specify prevention or mitigation measures through Multi Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessment.

  • Lay down guidelines to be followed for preparation of disaster management plans by the Provincial and District Departments and Authorities.

  • Evaluate preparedness at all Governmental or non-Governmental levels to respond to disaster and to enhance preparedness.

  • Promote general education, awareness and community trainings on DRR and DRM.

  • Advise the Provincial Government onfinancial matters in relation to disaster management.

  • Support recovery and rehabilitation of affected communities, handle the crises of TDPs/IDPs and manage the camps establishment for the displaced population.

  • Work on reconstruction and rehabilitation projects in the affected areas for the restoration of life.

  • Provide guidance on policy and planning and integration of gender equality, child protection and concerns of vulnerable groups in disaster.