Disaster Resilient Communities in Nepal by 2050

Comprehensive Disaster Management Program - Bangladesh

Supporting Agency: CDMP Bangladesh / ADPC

Country: Bangladesh
Location within Country: Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet City
Project Period: January 2008 – May 2009

The Program:
The Comprehensive Disaster management Program (CDMP) of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) is being implemented by the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management (MoFDM) and is supported by UNDP, DFID-B and the EC. CDMP is designed to strengthen the Bangladesh Disaster Management System and more specifically to achieve a paradigm shift from reactive response to a proactive risk reduction culture.

National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET) in partnership with Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) together with Oyo International Corporation (OIC)-Japan, Asian Institute of technology (AIT)-Thailand and Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre (BDPC has been engaged under the CDMP project to provide technical services for the execution of;
•     Seismic hazard and vulnerability mapping of Dhaka, Chittagong, and Sylhet city corporation areas
•     Training, advocacy and awareness with regards to Earthquake and tsunami hazard
•     Contingency Planning for Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet city corporation areas

The objectives of the assignment under the three projects are ; to develop seismic hazard and corresponding vulnerability maps for the critical structures as well as the building stocks of Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet city corporations including their area and further extensions ; to develop a comprehensive geo-hazard risk reduction ; to develop trainings, drills, advocacy and awareness in different cross-section of the people from government officials to community level in Dhaka, Chittogong and Sylhet City Corporation including their area under future expansions respectively.

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