Efforts on Capacity Enhancement on Emergency Response - Volume I, PEER Book


Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) is a regional program initiated in 1998 by USAID/BHA to strengthen emergency response capacities in Asia.

This PEER volume is a testament to the program's success, as it contains details on the program's evolution and impact throughout the countries of South Asian region. There has been evolution in the courses as well; one hand there was a continuous process of development of new courses as per assessment of their training needs, and one the other, a continuous process of updating the courses to contemporary advances in technology. Adaptation of courses to the changing/local context and to the emerging situation due to change in capacities and capabilities have also been worked on side by side. The PEER Book tries to convey how PEER began with basic courses such as Medical First Responder (MFR), Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue (CSSR), Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE), Community Action for Disaster Response (CADRE) and Swift Water Rescue (SWR).





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