Sindh Agricultural and Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization (Safwco)
Floods 2011: SAFWCO has assisted 413,000 flood affected people (59,000 families) in emergency relief phase in Sanghar & Shaheed Benazirabad Districts in WASH, Food Distribution & EFSL sectors while in Early Recovery Phase SAFWCO is providing assistance to 161,000 people (23,000 families) in District Sanghar under WASH & EFSL Program & planning to provide assistance to 410,000 people (58,571 families) under WASH in S. Benazirabad, Umerkot & Sanghar Districts. SAFWCO is planning to provide assistance to 84,000 (12,000 families) flood affected people (2010 floods) under WASH in District Jamshoro
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Environmental Climate Risk Management (ECRM) Program

DRR –Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

SAFWCO Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is one of the core programs under Environmental Climate Risk Management (ECRM) sectors of the organization, it has been actively and directly involved in a systematic approach to identify, assessing and reducing the risk of disaster and helping those individuals affected as well. DRR aims to reduce socio-economic vulnerabilities to disaster as well as dealing with the environmental and other hazards that trigger the situation.
Disaster Risk Reduction conceptually to minimize vulnerabilities and disaster risk throughout a society, to avoid (prevention) or to limit (mitigation & preparedness) the adverse impacts of hazards, within the broad context of sustainable development. Development and humanitarian works are the main responsibilities towards early recovery for those affected individuals.
SAFWCO gives emphasizes to this program considering Pakistan as a whole and Sindh in particular   is a disaster risk areas. Most of the targeted areas of SAFWCO are vulnerable to many different hazards, including floods and droughts; tropical storms and hurricanes; Cyclones and tsunamis events.  These hazards change the natural environment and result in social and economic disruption, trauma, property damage and loss of life.
 Climate change resulting from global warming is ongoing and the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts rising temperatures, accentuated sea level rise, changing precipitation patterns, ocean acidification, and more extreme weather events for the region. 
 Since its inception SAFWCO has been engaged in responding those hazards. The Establishment of a separate program unit named ECRM laid the SAFWCO for a more comprehensive approach.

 

The Program is focusing all the four (4) phases of Disaster Cycle:
Pre-disaster stage:

  1. Prevention/Mitigation
  2. Preparedness

Post-disaster stage:

  1. Response
  2. Rehabilitation/Reconstruction

The Program also focuses on Advocacy & Lobbying with National Provincial and District governments on:

  • To adopt the community based initiatives to better understand the consequences of Disaster Risk Management & climate change
  • To make strategies to guard against them, to integrate disaster mitigation into development projects.

Pre- disaster Stage:  Disaster Prevention / Risk Mitigation, Monitoring and Management Plan
The goal of the Disaster Risk Mitigation, Monitoring and Management Plan is to identify as many potential risks as possible to occur. It helps to determine the potential risk and probability of occurrences and plans will then be made to avoid each risk. ECRM conducted an early warning to the disaster risk area in order for the village to be prepared for any possibility of risk occurrences and for them to mitigate the disaster impact.
Post- disaster stage: Immediate Response and Rescue Operation
ECRM planned an immediate response and rescue operation for the disaster risk occurrences in the vulnerable village’s specially.
Rescue Operations conducted or facilitated during the hardest strike of the calamities; then, followed by the immediate response for the immediate needs of the affected population.
Recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction:
During the post-disaster stage SAFWCO with the financial and physical supports of local and international partners are giving aids, supports, and assistance to the affected people of Sindh provinces specifically. The implementing projects will help the severely affected population to reconstruction their living condition   through sustainable livelihood programs.
For instance, during the worse flood calamities in the history of Pakistan, DRR under ECRM Programs of SAFWCO works with local partners like Planning & Development Department, Government of Sindh, PPAF, and some Philanthropist (CSR) and to mention the international partners which are, WFP, UNICEF, Oxfam GB, Oxfam Novib, CRS, and CIDA successfully implemented program that response to the immediate needs of the flood affected people of Sindh province.



SAFWCO capacity during disaster

SAFWCO as a prominent organization has established head office in Shahdadpur District Sanghar, one (1) Liaison office in Hyderabad and 30 field offices with staff, experts in their field of responsibilities. All offices are accessible and legible in giving immediate response.

Emergency centres in District Thatta that is fully facilitated with equipments and tools such as, engine boat, GPS, megaphone, life jacket, plastic mats and other materials are being stocked and piled   to response any disasters occurrences.
Qualified Human Resources who are trained by international expert to address the ECRM program in undertaking pre and post disaster cycle response.  To mention the  well trained  staff  like Doctors, Nurses, trained first aid respondents, Engineers, and other related professional are all part of  SAFWCO virtuosity to effectively  response and implement  Environmental  Risk Management Program (ECRM).




Vision
Safwco envisions ‘sustainable communities achieving equitable economic, social, political and cultural development through grass roots development institutions.
Mission
Safwco's mission is to mobilize the poor under a common platform and to support and to support them to carry out sustainable development
Views & Openions
Pakistan: One-room Revolution
By Zofeen T Ebrahim Karachi, WFS)-Lal Khatoon was very Excited the night she learned to write her name for the first time in her native language, Sindhi.
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General Publications
The Agribusiness Project with ASF (USAID)
Sana Report
Master Consolidation 2011
Child book 
Disaster
july 1992_march 2010
Final Evaluation Report
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Periodicals and Regular
The Organization & Program (English)
The Organization & Program (Sindhi)
The Story of a Struggle (An Interview with Suleman G Abro)
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