The first-ever Ph.D. graduate from Centre of Disaster Preparedness and Management

Peshawar: The University of Peshawar’s’ Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management has seen the light of the day after its first Ph.D graduate completes a study that focuses on floods and its impact on communities living close to River, Kabul, Swat & Jindi in district Charsadda.

The study calls upon the policy makers to arrange early warning systems and flood forecasting radars to keep the vulnerable communities abreast of looming catastrophe. The study sample consists of 364 house-holds emanating from the near-by communities of River Jindi, Kabul and Swat from five villages Hajizai,katozai,Tarnab,Panjpao and Hisaranehri. The study reveals that the major segment of these effected communities has shifted to off-farm activities due to sedimentation, inundation and devastated infrastructure.

Lauding the achievement of PhD scholar, the supervisor former professor and Founding head of CDPM said that the study will break new avenues further for disaster preparedness and management.

The Director CDPM, Prof. Noor Jahan said that it’s the beginning of a new era where department will thrust  its focus on research based disaster aversion .

CDPM after its inception in 2008 through funding from German International Technical cooperation (GTZ) is one of the pioneer department has been able to stage eight international level exhibitions and  two international conferences.


Ali Imran
Media Officer,
University of Peshawar