Bangladesh is a country that has been intrinsically associated with natural disaster vulnerability. As a result of its geography, Bangladesh frequently suffers from devastating floods, cyclones and storm surges, tornadoes, riverbank erosion, and drought as well as constituting a very high-risk location for devastating seismic activity.
Concern Universal and Dhaka Ahsania Mission’s Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction Project primarily targets people living in cyclone prone areas. The Upazilas of Pathorghata and Mirzagonj have been amongst the most affected by past cyclones and tidal surges and are under continuous threat of disaster.
The project directly addresses the limited informational and organizational capacity of vulnerable and marginalized communities to effectively mitigate the impact of recurring natural disasters in their Districts. It focuses on strengthening the capacity of local communities to access goods, services and, most importantly, information to minimize the harm caused by natural disasters. This is achieved through working with 3 essential stakeholders: Union Parishads, Community Learning Centers and Schools.
Budget : 423,163.81 Euros (85% supported by ECHO and 15% supported by Cordaid)
Location : Upazila of Pathorghata, District of Barguna and Upazila of Mirzagonj, District of Patuakhali
Beneficiaries : A total of 11,200 beneficiaries will be directly capacitated to mobilize 1,175,300 community members to reduce their disaster related risks
Title : Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction
Principal Objective : To achieve a sustainable decrease of the negative impact of natural disasters in the targeted Districts of Bangladesh
Specific Objective : Communities, Partner NGOs, local NGOs and International Practitioners are practicing standard CBDRR Modelin the targeted vulnerable Districts against multiple natural hazards
- The capacity of communities and local institutions to operate as conduits for DRR at local level is strengthened
- Productive linkages between targeted CLCs/Gonokendros, relevant government DRR mechanisms, schools and other service providers are established at local level
- CBDRR process and materials are shared with and replicated by GOBs and NGOs
- Advocacy and information-sharing mechanisms amongst DRR practitioners are in place