Capacity Building of Police and Civil Defence Officials

DONOR: Dost Welfare Foundation

BACKGROUND:

DOST Training for Civil Defense Directorate trainees, conducted in Government of KP since 1998. The partnership was initiated for the awareness and skills development of police personnel and civil defense officials on prevention of HIV/ AIDS and Hepatitis B and C, drug abuse prevention, health and hygiene, and Human Rights. Since 1998 DOST has trained more than 3000 civil defense officials and police personnel.  

Civil Defence is an organization of the citizens to minimize the effects of any enemy action. In clear terms it is organized to give service to victims and take action to minimize damage to human life and property from enemy bombing and land and naval attacks. It aims at restoring quick normalcy in essential services, industrial units and other walks of life, after an attack. According to Civil Defence act 1952 amended in 1996 the definition of Civil Defence is "Civil Defence includes any measures not amounting to actual combat for affording defence against any form of hostile attack by a foreign power or for depriving any form of hostile attack by a foreign power of its effects. Whether such measures are taken before, during or after the time of attack. It also includes remedial measures against natural and man made disasters in peace time".

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Defence directorate, which has its presence in 16 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa i.e. Peshawar, Mardan, Abbottabad, Kohat, D.I.Khan, Swat, Bannu, Dir Lower, Chitral, Mansehra, Nowshera, Hangu, Charsadda, Batagram, Malakand and Upper Dir, and Emergency Rescue Service 1122 directorate which has presence in two districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at the moment i.e. Peshawar & Mardan, under the umbrella of Relief, Rehabilitation & Settlement (RR&S) department.

It is evident from a long track record that Civil Defence has a strong network of volunteers in 16 Districts working under respective Civil Defence Officers. These volunteers are performing different emergency duties under the overall supervision of the respective DCs. Volunteers are an integral and essential part of department and are the main strength of Civil Defence.

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Progress Indicators

Year 2015

Capacity Building sessions of Civil Defence and Police DepartmentKP

96

Number of classes of Civil Defence and Police Department KP

12

Number of Participants in classes

600