This is the blog of Pakistan’s People-Led Disaster Management (PPLDM). The organization aims to revolutionize the field of disaster risk management in Pakistan. We endeavor to get the people of Pakistan more involved in building protection from disaster risks and implement disaster risk reduction at the grassroots level. We also campaign for policy formation and implementation at all levels of governance in Pakistan. We promote UN SDGs through awareness raising and poverty alleviation programs.

We put the focus on knowledge. One of PPLDM’s main goals is to make the nation more aware of disaster risks and how to manage them. We are therefore, in part, a research and advocacy organization and a think tank. This blog is our instrument of public education.

About the writers:

Zeenia Satti is the CEO of PPLDM. She has been educated at Harvard University, USA, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, USA. She has studied South Asian politics and economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA. Zeenia has subsequently taught at Harvard University, USA, and Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan. She is also a consultant, security and political analyst and columnist with expertise on the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia. Her personal blog is at http://www.zeeniasatti.wordpress.com/. She tweets at https://twitter.com/zssatti.

Shahzeb Khan is the co-director of PPLDM. Shahzeb Khan has studied History and Geography, with specific focus on Earth Sciences, from Pearson Edexcel, UK, and Cambridge International, UK. He is an environmental activist and columnist whose work has been commended by the former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. In 2012, Shahzeb Khan was declared Pakistan’s youngest OpEd columnist by a prestigious English newspaper in Pakistan. Khan has authored children’s book titled The Tiny King and the Evil Sorcerer. It is written for inculcating environmental awareness in children. Khan has also contributed to online magazine “Action for Nature” for a year, from 2010-2011. He writes regularly on environment in English newspapers in Pakistan and abroad. His personal blog is at https://jshahzebkhan.wordpress.com/. He tweets at https://twitter.com/justinshahzebkh.

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