Islamic Relief Bangladesh

Project Overview:

Bangladesh is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. Here all sorts of natural calamities like river erosion, flood, drought, cyclone, tornado and earthquakes occur on a very regular basis. Due to the geographical location of the country, poverty, unawareness, illiteracy and population density, even in the minor disasters make people suffer a lot in this country. These natural disasters cannot be permanently prevented, but their impact can be reduced to lead life more effectively during such disasters through creating mass awareness activities and necessary training to build prepared community on disaster preparedness.

The project aims to reduce the vulnerability of natural hazards by using multi-hazard approach, through mitigation and preparedness activities and also enhancing the knowledge and capacity of the community and other stakeholders.

Implementation Time-Frame: July 1, 2009 onwards for 15 months

Budget : EUR 396,471 (ECHO 85 % & IRW 15 %)

Location :
Ward # 7 & 9 & Kaliara Gabragati Union

Sylhet City Corporation:
6 Wards (# 2, 9, 18, 21, 23 & 24

Beneficiaries : 15,148 households or 81,565 persons


Title of the Project

Building a Disaster Resilient Bangladesh

Location of the Project

Sylhet City Corporation (12 wards) & Gaibandha (3 unions of 2 Upazila)

Principle Objectives

To increase resilience and establish a culture of disaster risk reduction among communities and institutions vulnerable to natural hazards in urban and rural areas of Bangladesh

Specific Objective

To promote standardized DIPECHO urban and rural CBDRR models with a focus on inclusion and replication through integration into DRR instruments and development programmes.

Expected Results

Result 1: A rural CBDRR model is scaled up and replicated through integration into development planning and implementation processes

Result 2: An urban CBDRR model is demonstrated and replicated where key urban stakeholders develop capacity to carry out coordinated response and mainstream DRR into development

Result 3: Implementation of DM policy framework is enhanced by strong coordination and evidence based advocacy to MoDM&R and MoLGRD&C

Result 4: Targeted communities are receiving appropriate early warning messages in emergencies and are undertaking prescribed behaviors



Contact us

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

Phone:  +88 02 9888006 , 8832452, Fax:9896137