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Success Story- Concern Worldwide

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NARRI Success Stories


A consortium supported by ECHO succeeds to develop and replicate a risk informed micro development planning and implementation tool according to Disaster Management legal provisions of Bangladesh and to institutionalize it through local financial planning. Coordinated effort by NARRI members with Government and non-Government agencies evolved and endorsed the Community Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) institutionalization model. The model facilitated implementation of Standing Order on Disaster.

Capacity building through harmonised training module on Disaster Risk Reduction activated and reactivated Disaster Management Committees at District, Upazila, Union, Pouroshava, City Corporations and Ward levels. This process led the development of risk informed Annual Development Plan (ADP). The following section describes the initiatives.

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Success Story- Solidarities

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BNBC Sharing Report 28 August at Ruposhi Bangla

Banglaesh National Building CodeOn 28 August 2014, Housing and Building Research Institute (HBRI), with support from NARRI (National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives) Consortium, organised the seminar, on ‘Sharing of Updated Bangladesh National Building Code (BNBC) 2014’. Housing and Public Works Minister Engr Mosharraf Hossain, Housing and Public Works secretary M Golam Rabbani, Oxfam Country Director Snehal V. Soneji, chief architect of the Department of Architecture Ahsanul Haque Khan spoke at the seminar while former chief architect of the Department of Architecture ASM Ismail shared the updated BNBC to the wider audience.

The seminar was presided over by the director of HBRI Mohammad Abu Sadeque.  Speaking as the chief guest, Engr Mosharraf Hossain said urbanisation is growing fast across the country while the local government bodies like municipalities and the local administration are now planning to construct multistoried buildings. “We must strengthen our monitoring to see whether the authorities are following the building code or not,” [Download]

Welcome to NARRI Consortium Website

Acknowledging need for acting as one on disaster risk reduction, ten international organisations ActionAid, Concern Universal, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief, Oxfam, Solidarités, Plan, Care, HelpAge and Handicap in Bangladesh have established National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives (NARRI) Consortium in September 2010.The aim of the consortium is to strengthen disaster preparedness and risk reduction efforts in the country, contribute towards meeting commitments of Hyogo Framework of Action and coordinated emergency preparedness and response for wider outreach

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NARRI Consortium Secretariat
House# 19, Road # 128, Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212

Phone:  +88 02 9888006 , 8832452, Fax:9896137
Web: www.narri-bd.org