Community Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) Institutionalization Model
The geographical location, land characteristics, multiplicity of rivers and the monsoon climate render Bangladesh highly vulnerable to natural hazard1. Human induced disasters caused by deforestation, environmental degradation, exploitation of natural resources and unplanned urban structures have further aggravated the socioeconomic environment. There is a strong need for a harmonized model to strengthen the capacities of those working within the local, district and national institution on disaster risk reduction and management as well as develop a continual process of capacity building by institutionalising national Disaster Management systems.
The principle objective of this initiative is to increase resilience and establish a culture of disaster risk reduction among communities and institutions vulnerable to hazards in Bangladesh. This model focuses on strengthening the state mechanism for disaster preparedness through Community Based Rural and Urban Disaster Preparedness.
Together We March
This document is an attempt to describe the processes and learning in mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction and adaption adopted by the three Union Disaster Management Committees supported under DIPECHO programme at Gaibandha, one of the project areas of Islamic Relief Bangladesh. It also provides information on the amount of financial resources being leveraged to implement the risk reduction action plans developed under the project. [Read More]
Bangladesh: A Sustainable and Disaster Resilient Future
Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, suffering from regular floods, cyclones, earthquakes and drought. It is estimated that in the past 20 years, 135 million people in Bangladesh have been affected by natural disasters, and while many have lost their lives or been injured, millions of others have also lost their homes, land and livelihoods. [Read More]
Welcome to NARRI Website
The global paradigm shift from post disaster management to pre-disaster management embraced a situation for a comprehensive and systematic approach towards disaster management. Acknowledging the need for a collaborative effort, six international NGOs viz. Action Aid, Concern Universal, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Oxfam GB and Bangladesh, have established a consortium named National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives (NARRI). It started functioning in September 2010 with the aim to strengthen the disaster preparedness and risk reduction efforts in the country and contribute towards meeting commitments for the Hyogo framework of Action (HFA 2005-2015). It provides an opportunity for coordinated emergency response with wider outreach.