REGION
Bangladesh India Indonesia Nepal Pakistan Philippines
The Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) is a regional training program initiated in 1998 by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) to strengthen disaster response capacities in Asia. The purpose of the Program is to enhance disaster response capacities in six Asian countries: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines. These countries were selected to participate in the program based on their high seismic vulnerability, their need to improve their disaster response capacity, and the interest on the part of their national governments to participate in the program. more....

PEER Stage 3 (2009-2014)
PEER Stage 3 carries on with the efforts and successes of Stages 1 and 2, and, that is, furthering the institutionalization of MFR and CSSR courses in the 6 project countries; and continuation of HOPE course in the same countries, expanding to additional three Asian countries, namely, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam. A new concept is added to the PEER’s program scope – the Community Action for Disaster Response (CADRE), further bringing down the training of emergency response to the local level.

Country Coverage for HOPE & CADRE:
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Lao PDR
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam

Country Coverage for MFR & CSSR:
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines