HCR has been involved in Pakistan since 2006 when we assisted local partners to design a radio program to give education and information to those affected by the earthquake in Muzaffarabad in Azad Jammu Kashmir.
Our local team is headed by the HCR Pakistan Director, Hazeen Latif, who brings a wide range of local and international experience to training and project design.
HCR Pakistan is the local partner of First Response Radio a network of radio broadcasters, NGOs and Government partners who work together to provide critical information via radio, as aid. The goal is to set up a radio station for the affected community within 72 hours of a disaster.
HCR Pakistan works with First Response to advise on the equipment needed, a programming system based on the listeners' needs for critical information and a workshop to teach radio journalists, relief workers and government personnel how to put these into use, in the field.