The University of Chitral in collaboration with the department of emergency management of Aga Khan Planning and building service Pakistan arranged a one-day seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction. The main objective of the seminar was to highlight the role of Government, Civil society organizations and Universities in mainstreaming DRR in vulnerable parts of Pakistan in general and Chitral in particular.
Students, teachers and members of civil society participated in the workshop. The aim of the workshop was to create awareness to help people in need, reduce their dependence on humanitarian aid and facilitate their transition to sustainable self-reliant and long-term development.
Project Director University Of Chitral Prof Dr. Badshah Munir Bukhari was also present on the occasion. He said that Chitral is a disaster-prone area so we should prepare ourselves for disaster risk reductions. Student and members of civil society should play their role in disaster preparedness initiatives and advocacy. He also appreciated the role of Aga Khan planning and building Service of Pakistan in creating awareness among the people regarding natural disasters and risks.