National Disaster Management Authority signed Annual Work Plan with the United Nations Population Fund- Pakistan in Islamabad on Friday.
Chairman NDMA, Lt. General Omar Mehmood Hayat and Country Representative UNFPA-Pakistan, Dr. Hassan Mohtashmi signed the document.
The MoU envisages cooperation between the two organizations for Gender Mainstreaming, specifically in humanitarian crises.
The work plan is part of the Multi-Year Agreement 2018-22 signed between the two organizations in December last year to address issues of Gender Based Violence and protection of women during, pre and post disasters phases.
Speaking on the occasion Chairman NDMA said that work plan will strengthen capacity building of key government departments to generate evidence for prevention and response to Gender Based Violence during disasters.
Country Representative UNFPA-Pakistan said that the programme will address root causes of gender inequality, women empowerment, and girl and child protection.