PDI has been engaged in disaster relief and emergency advocacy at the district, provincial, and federal levels in Pakistan. The key theme of the disaster-related advocacy revolved around strengthening the legal and institutional framework at the district, provincial and national levels to prevent and mitigate the disasters in the country.
There was a dire need for guidelines for disaster emergency practitioners in Pakistan. Based on its Pakistan-based experiences and the lessons learned from its regional and international linkages with the networks working on disaster-related issues, PDI prepared this booklet, ‘Emergency Advocacy & Lobbying Strategy & Practitioners Guidelines.’
The book discusses the flaws in the disaster-related legal and institutional framework at the local and federal levels in Pakistan. It guides the advocacy activists to prepare their advocacy plans and implement them in pre-and post-disaster scenarios—part 1 of the booklet overviews important insights about advocacy and how to integrate it into emergency programming. Part 2 provides a conceptual framework for designing an advocacy strategy during emergencies or humanitarian responses.