Shimulbak Village Towards Resilience
In Haor area, life is always combating with water. The same is true in Shimulbak village of Boribari union in Kishorgonj. As per the SoD, 2012; the Union Porishad is the last tire for disaster management. The Union Chairperson reactivated the Union Disaster Management Committee (UDMC) and form similar disaster management committee in nine Wards. The Union Chairperson received the Master Trainers training from District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) and is a member of district pool. After the training, In due course of preparing for a resilient Union, community stated meeting regularly and initiated preparedness discussions. To support the community led preparedness initiatives, SAD Bangladesh, Concern Universal and NARRI Consortium team supported community process visiting the Shimulbak village. Following is the picture narration describing the process taken place.
Strengthening Local Governance to Mainstream DRR into Development
In the course of resilience building, local government can play a critical role. Same has been demonstrated by the Uria Union Disaster Management Committee members. Situated on the bank of River Brahmaputra, Uria is amongst the most vulnerable unions of Fulchari Upazilla under Gaibandha District. Almost every year a share of the union is eroded by the river leaving hundreds of people homeless. Islamic Relief and its local implementing partner Smamj Kalyan Santha (SKS) started implementing the DIPECHO project in Gaibandha from 2011 funded by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO).
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.