DIPECHO VIII

The initiative to promote “a disaster resilient Bangladesh” is currently maturing into a movement toward “Enhancing inclusive disaster resilience in Bangladesh” after the endorsement and successful implementation of the Community Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) institutionalization model. A major objective is to solidify and expand the institutionalization of the Disaster Management Committee (DMC) by upholding implementation of the Disaster Management Act (DM Act) and the Standing Orders on Disaster (SoD).

The District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) will strengthen its capacity to cater to urban Wards. The action will facilitate securing funds from the Government’s Annual Development Plan budget, as well as from other resources. A standardized approach emphasizes consolidation and replication of community-led inclusive processes as per the CBDP institutionalization model, the School Based Disaster Preparedness (SBDP) approach, and advocating for policy implementation and accountability. These models have been endorsed by the Government in order to build community resilience by enhancing the capacities of institutions and government agencies at different level.

The main objective of this project is to enhance the disaster resilience of vulnerable communities and institutions and establish the practice of disaster risk reduction among them.

Working Area:

Ward No- 5 and Ward No-6 under Shobuj and Mugda Thana of Dhaka South City Corporation(DSCC)

Objective:

To promote the standardized DRR Institutionalization models for mainstreaming into development

Project Activities

  • Support to enhance the efficiency of disaster management committee of urban areas according to the institutionalization model of the community based disaster preparedness (CBDP)
  • Raise awareness through the disaster management committees in order to build a disaster resilient society and to ensure the community involvement in disaster management
  • Support urban DMC members, volunteers and communities to enhance their capacity for inclusive emergency response work. (making volunteer teams, training on search and rescue, first aid, psycho-social care for volunteers)
  • Support local risk reduction through implementing the disaster risk reduction plan by combined financing
  • Facilitate the inclusive disaster risk reduction at schools by implementing ‘School based disaster preparedness (SBDP) – model
  • Support educational institutions to conduct risk assessment and prepare a risk assessment action plan