EU event to extract lessons learned from Pakistan floods
On 26 June, EU’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments organized the event The EU and Flood Recovery: Lessons Learnt for the Next Disaster in Pakistan in Brussels.
Following the worst floods in Pakistan’s history in 2010, the complex needs of the affected population were addressed through various EU assistance measures. One such measure was funded through the Instrument for Stability (IfS) and implemented by UNDP and Internews Europe.
As the IfS-funded project came to an end a few months ago, the purpose of the event was to bring key actors together to assess the impact and effectiveness of the project and to agree on some concrete lessons learned – extending beyond the immediate realms of the project. These lessons will, in turn, serve to inform any future actions for key actors in the region. The timeliness of the event is of particular pertinence given that the region is now anticipating a further disruptive monsoon season in 2013.