Project Title: Capacity Building Project for the Establishment and Sustainable Management of a Multi-Sector Platform for Disaster Management in Bangladesh Project Period: 17 January, 2022 – 16 January, 2023 (12 month) 1. Project Activities and Accomplishments Bangladesh is one of the hazard prone countries in South Asia. Floods, droughts, landslides, thunderstorms, hurricanes and cyclones occur regularly. Among these earthquakes, floods and drought risk are extremely high. These hazards threaten millions of lives and cause large scale financial, infrastructure, agriculture and productivity losses that seriously hinder Bangladesh’s overall development. Bangladesh has limited resources and lack their own disaster management plans. Considering these problems, this paper attempts to throw light on a more integrated and responsive disaster management system in Bangladesh. Disaster Management approaches in Bangladesh harmonizing systematic inquiry of Disaster Management in Bangladesh is not well conversant in the available literature. Moreover, this approach taken from different programs at national, international and community level, which is not redeveloped, aligned with the field experiences and theoretical viewpoint. A-PAD Bangladesh started project from January 2020 and presently continue it 17 January 2022 to build up capacity on disaster management. It communicate with the different sectors like local community, community leaders, stakeholders, GOVT. officials continuing training on disaster management. To hold training program A-PAD Bangladesh staff organized small community meeting to sharing ideas on disaster and introduced them about A-PAD Bangladesh activity. A-PAD Bangladesh working 7 divisions in last years. There are 2 health workers in each divisions whose are doing home visit and aware the local community about basic disaster awareness. The health workers gave basic ideas about disaster management. A-PAD Bangladesh working at the rural areas. If there would be any directions or announcement from GOVT. or any disaster related news has been published the health workers delivered the message to the local community. Like Bangladesh GOVT. started vaccination program which many people did not know and some people did not interested about taking vaccine. So that the health worker visited different areas to give message about the vaccination program. Total 2,223 persons were benefited from A-PAD Bangladesh on January 1-16, 2023. A-PAD Bangladesh attended coordination meeting at the 7 divisions in Office of Deputy Commissioner. At that meeting different NGOs had joined and explained their activities. Besides this what will be the next activities of the GOVT. and NGOs were discussed at that meeting.
1. To manage the emergency disaster management coordination centers in disaster-prone areas (Outcome 1)
The disaster management coordination center in disaster vulnerable areas established in this project (3 year project) functions as a disaster response base in each region, and contributes for preventing the spread of health damage to local residents and community-led disaster risk
Indicators to Measure Results:
Achievements vs Outcome:
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1-1 Utilization of Emergency Disaster Management Co- ordination Center
Beneficiaries: 10 persons x
25 days x 7 divisions x 12 months = 21,000 persons (Monthly Goal: 10 persons x 25 days x 7 divisions = 1,750 persons)
【Indicators of Outcome】
: The disaster management coordination center is used for coordination meetings among partner organizations and stakeholders in normal times. It will also serve as a base for health and public health guidance for local residents. In an emergency, emergency health personnel provide health services. 21,000 local residents (annual average) in the target district use the disaster response management center or receive health services.
(Indicator: number of visitors, record of services provided)
: Covid-19 testing lab will prevent the spread of Covid- 19 infections by conducting tests. More than 9,000 Covid- 19 tests will be performed and the spread of infection is reduced by dealing with residents with symptoms and those who have no symptoms but are infected nearby and are worried about
(Indicator: number of tests, report of test results)
Total 1,712 people visited to the Disaster Management Coordination Center to discuss about disaster preparedness and health related issues.
Dhaka: 240 Persons Cox’s Bazar: 288 Persons Pabna: 224 Persons
Bagerhat: 192 Persons
Patuakhali: 272 Persons
Habiganj: 240 Persons
Rangpur: 256 Persons
Total = 1,712 Persons
1-2 COVID-19 awareness program in 7 divisional areas
Beneficiaries:25 participants x 4 sessions x 7 divisions = 700 participants
A-PAD Bangladesh conducted COVID-19 awareness programs at the 7 divisional areas where 297 persons has participated.
Dhaka: 47 Participants Cox’s Bazar: 38 Participants Pabna: 40 Participants
Bagerhat: 42 participants
Patuakhali: 45 Participants
Habiganj: 48 Participants
Rangpur: 37 Participants
1-3 Establish quality lab facilities to identify the COVID-19 cases
Beneficiaries: 30 persons x 25 days x 12 months =
(Monthly Goal: 30 persons x 25 days = 750 persons)
A-PAD Bangladesh established PCR Lab for COVID-19 test. In Bangladesh number of COVID-19 patients has average in number.
In January 2023 total 180 COVID-19 test has been done
2. To establish and strengthen the NPF Partner network (Outcome 2)
A-PAD BGD, NPF for disaster reduction and disaster response through collaboration between multi-sectors, will be established and expanded, and the disaster prevention and disaster capacity of its member organizations will be strengthened.
2-1 Self-assessment of networking member organization
【Indicators of Outcome】
NPF partner organizations carry out self- assessment, and the resources of each organization are digitized. Self-assessment clarifies partner roles, responsibilities, abilities, and interests.
(Indicator: List and data of resources owned by each organization)
The “Strategic Plan for Disaster Prevention, Disaster Preparation, Disaster Response, and Restoration in each district” discussed at the Strategic Meeting will be formulated, and a framework for disaster prevention cooperation will be established.
(Indicator: Strategic Plan)
More than 5 organizations from new partnerships
Results of the Self-assessment Required document;
– List of resources such as supplies, people and donations provided by partner organizations for a three-year emergency disaster response
2-2 Strategic Planning Network Meeting Participants：100 persons x 5 villages x 7 divisions = 3500 participants
A-PAD Bangladesh conducted strategic planning network meeting at Dhaka Division where 500 participants had joined at that meeting.
08 January 2022- Shantinagor, Total Participants 100+10
09 January 2023- Hatirjheel, Total Participants 100+8
10 January 2023- Mouchak, Total Participants 100+11
11 January 2023- Sonalibag, Total Participants 100+5
12 January 2023- Kakrail, Total Participants 100+8
with NPF A-PAD BGD annually to expand the NPF network.
(Indicator: number of new MOUs signed for 3 years)
2-4 Resources possessed by A-PAD BGD partner organizations are provided in emergency disaster response, and play the role of that organization in an emergency.
(Indicator: Lists of resources such as supplies, people and donations provided by partner organizations for a three-year emergency disaster response)
On that training people from different organizations came to join this strategic planning network meeting. Each day 100 people were attending that meeting. Total 500 people from 5 villages were attending the meeting. On 08 January 2023 A-PAD Bangladesh conducted a strategic planning meeting at Shantinagor which is the risky zones in Dhaka. At that meeting, it was discussed about the effect of the earthquake and before and after the earthquake what measures can be taken. It is a high-risk zone if there collapse any building it also affected the roadside area and electricity pole which increase the number of damages. A- PAD Bangladesh showed earth quake-related manuals and videos.
On 09 January 2023 A-PAD Bangladesh conducted a strategic planning meeting at Hatirjheel which is one of the important areas in Dhaka. At Hatirjheel A-PAD Bangladesh conducted a strategic planning meeting focused on the fire. At that meeting, it also discussed how to protect fire and
after fire what action can be taken.
10 January 2023 A-PAD Bangladesh conducted training at Mouchak where waterlogging is the major issue. At present in Bangladesh, there is continuing rainy season which is the risky zones in Dhaka. At that meeting, it was discussed about the effect of the earthquake and before and after the earthquake what measures can be taken. It is a high-risk zone if there collapse any building it also affected the roadside area and electricity pole which increase the number of damages. A-PAD Bangladesh showed earth quake-related manuals and videos. A-PAD Bangladesh described what activity and measures can be taken.
A-PAD Bangladesh conducted a strategic planning meeting at Sonalibag on 11 January 2023. At that planning meeting, it was discussed about the earthquake as Sonalibag is also the densest area where the building did not follow the BNBC code that’s why it is a highly risky area. So at that strategic planning meeting, it was discussed what action can be taken during and after the earthquake.
On 12 January 2023 strategic planning meeting was held at
Kakrail which is the most density area. At that planning
meeting, A-PAD Bangladesh discussed the earthquake. Because in Dhaka city earthquake is the major issue because in Dhaka many buildings did not follow the BNBC code that’s why if there will occur heavy earthquake it will be heavy damage.
At the strategic planning meeting, it was discussed about action can be taken before and after the earthquake.
At that meeting, people from different sectors and different places came and discussed different methods and actions that can be taken during and after a disaster.
2-3 Networking partners DRR Training
Participants ： 25 persons x 2 org x 7 divisions x 2 times = 700 participants
27-28 Increase NPF members and maintain partnership
27-29 International Symposium on DRR
3. distriTo strengthen the local capacity for emergency response and disaster risk reduction (Outcome 3)
The knowledge and abilities of human resources involved in disaster prevention and disaster response will be improved in disaster vulnerable areas, contributing to the strengthening of disaster response capacity building of local communities.
3-1 a) Workshop on Disaster Management and Emergency Health Program
Participants：50 persons x
7 divisions x 2 times = 700 persons
【Indicator of Outcome】
3-1 a) Build a network of community leaders who can lead disaster response and emergency health response in all districts in Bangladesh.
(Indicator: number of community leaders who can lead emergency response, list of community leaders for disaster response/emergency health in all 7 districts. (3 years))
b) Network of human resources with skills and know- how to health response in an emergency will be established in all districts in Bangladesh to provide health services to local residents in an emergency. (Indicator: data of 25 NGO health response personals who can respond in an emergency, cases of activities during an emergency disaster in all districts, and the number of residents provided with services (3 years))
3-2 Disaster information and emergency response records are accumulated as a disaster archive. In addition, the activities and results of this project of A- PAD BGD will be introduced at international symposiums, international organizations, and domestic and foreign media.
(Indicator: situation report at the time of disaster,
3-1 b) Local NGO Emergency Health providers training
Participants：25 pers/time x 7 divisions = 175 persons
3-2 Seminar for Developing public-private partnership innovation success models
Participants ： 50persons x 7divisions x 2times
3-3 Update website
contents as E-resources for Disaster
number of activity reports posted on A-PAD BGD website, international symposium report, introductory article)
Practice in collaboration with A-PAD Bangladesh Network Partners Please write good practice in collaboration with partner organizations
6. Any contribution Funds Received and Grants Applied / Planned and Implemented Projects by CIS including Emergency Response
Please write Projects name and its fund resources
7. Relationship with Bangladesh Government and Japanese Embassy Please write about Meeting with Government officials