Training Manuals

The Disaster Management Vision of the Government of Bangladesh is to reduce the risk of people, especially the poor and the disadvantaged, from the effects of natural, environmental and human induced hazards, to a manageable and acceptable humanitarian level, and to have in place an efficient emergency response system capable of handling large scale disasters.

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A comprehensive Manual on School Safety has been developed for Bangladesh under DIPECHO SOUTH ASIA-V agreement between ADPC and Plan Bangladesh and Islamic Relief Worldwide Bangladesh with technical inputs from Handicap International. It has been developed after understanding the needs of schools in Bangladesh by collecting primary and secondary data on hazards and vulnerability of Bangladesh, related activities carried out by various agencies, and carrying out interviews and group discussions with schools in various hazard prone locations. This manual is based on consultations with and inputs from a number of local, national, regional and international experts and stakeholders including the Ministry of Primary Education (MoPE), Government of Bangladesh, Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDMP).

Training Module on Disaster Risk Reduction for Union Disaster Management Committee

Key words: Union Disaster Management Committee, Disaster Risk Reduction, Capacity Building, Bangladesh

When a disaster hits a community it might take time for the community to recover if they wait for help from the central government. The Union Council as well as Union Disaster Management Committee (UDMC) has an important role to play during this crucial period. The aim is to develop capability of the members of UDMC and extend the concepts of risk reduction in disaster through two day long training. This training would help the participants to identify their local disasters and the extent of their vulnerability. It enable them to identify their own coping mechanism as well as the relationship between poverty with disaster, develop a concept on preparedness and emergency response. The training would raise awareness and understanding on standing Orders on Disaster Management and damage and need assessment.

This module has been developed and published by ActionAid under a joint effort of six partner NGOs of DIPECHO project operated by European Commission Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid (DG ECHO).





Training Module on Leadership Development

Key words: Community Volunteer, Capacity building of community volunteer, Capacity building of local government

Leadership is not simply being in charge but also the ability to influence others. Training on leadership development can help maximize productivity by promoting a culture of proactive attitude in group, providing guidelines on traits of leaders, goal settings, ways of meeting challenges and other important organizational needs etc. Leadership Development is thus an essential issue for both personal and professional development of the staff of any organizations which will eventually help the organization to reach their desired aspiration. The topics of the module have been prepared following the practical issues and the needs of the Community Volunteers and the various Disaster Management Committees within the system of governance of Bangladesh and other community based institutions.

This module has been developed and published by ActionAid under a joint effort of six partner NGOs of DIPECHO project operated by European Commission Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid (DG ECHO).

Training Manual on Earthquake Preparedness & Fire Safety in Garment Factory

Key words: Earthquake Preparedness & Fire Safety in Garment Factory, Training on Earthquake Preparedness & Fire Safety in Garment Factory, Safety of Garment workers

Statements issued by experts world wide address the capital city Dhaka as extremely vulnerable to earthquake. Rapid urbanization induced by increasing rate of population and a continuous influx of rural migrants are exacerbating the threat. Fuelled by success of the Bangladeshi Garment products worldwide, the sector is expanding exponentially with greater than ever number of people employed by the industry. Due to their rural upbringing, the garments workers are largely unaware of inherent risks of earthquake and resulting fire in garments factories.

Recent incidences of fire in garments factories reaffirm the fact. Given the circumstances, it has been found that providing training on safety during earthquake and fire can save precious lives and valuable properties during emergencies. ActionAid Bangladesh, in an effort to ensure garment factory safety, has compiled a “Training Manual on Earthquake Preparedness & Fire Safety in Garment Factory, in collaboration with the Fire Service and Civil Defence Department of Bangladesh and the ‘Safety Cell’ of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).

The book is aimed at enabling factory managers to instill essential safety skills in factory laborers. This guidebook will benefit factory managements, laborers and others striving to achieve safety in garment factories. The apex body of garment sector, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association and the Garment factory will be able to conduct training sessions using the guidelines laid out in the manual.

'Earthquake Safe Construction and Designing' Training Manual 

Islamic Relief Worldwide and Oxfam GB, under NARRI consortium is working with BUET in order to develop the technical capacity of different stakeholders on Bangladesh National  Building Code. As part of the initiative, 3 training manuals for 3 specific target stakeholders namely, Architects, Civil Engineers and Mason & Bar-Binder were developed for 'Earthquake Safe Construction and Designing'. By using this module, already 3 batches of mason training, 1 batch of Architects and 1 batch of Civil Engineers were trained with the technical assistance of BUET where 75 masons, 30 Engineers and 31 Architects participated respectively.


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