Emergency management is the creation of plans through which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Disaster management does not avert or eliminate the threats; instead, it focuses on creating plans to decrease the effect of disasters. Failure to create a plan could lead to human mortality, lost revenue, and damage to assets. PK has a professional consulting group with knowledge and experience in the specialized area of assisting organizations to improve their practice of project and program management. PK team access damages and community emergency need on the basis of Sphere for Assessments, a short guide developed by Sphere Project to help humanitarian staff involved in needs assessments. Sphere for Assessments is based on the conviction that the use of commonly agreed indicators in humanitarian needs assessment will contribute to greater coherence and coordination both at national level and in the humanitarian sector as a whole. The guide follows the assessment cycle from assessment preparedness through to information-sharing and learning. Its focus is on how to ensure that Sphere standards and indicators are incorporated into the assessment process.

Function of DDMA’s and Impact of Capacity Building Programme (CBP): 03 Members of PK actively involved in DDMA’s Function and impact assessment of CBP in 08 Districts (Lakhimpur Kheri, Pilibhit, Sitapur, Mau, Baliya, Gorakhpur, Deoria and Kushinagar) conducted by Uttar Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (UPSDMA), GoUP.

Nepal Earthquake 2015: In joint collaboration with Nepal Bharat Metri Samaj, Bailahiya, Nepal and Bharat Nepal Metri Samaj, Gorakhpur PK team conducted a need assessment in Gorakha, Dhadhing and Kathmandu affected by Earthquake in 2015. They coordinate with Local Administration of Nepal and interact with Community. Team regularly shares the current situation through Media (I-Next, Jagran Group) and local administration of Gorakhpur District (In Gorakhpur GoUP established one Mega Relief Camp and Relief Material transit point in Supervision of Commissioner Gorakhpur Division).

Link: The tragedy of Nepal: An Inside Story