A-PAD Bangladesh started the project from January 2020 and presently started it from 17 January 2021 to build up capacity on disaster management. It communicates with the local community to give 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 activities. A-PAD Bangladesh working 7 divisions in last years. A-PAD Bangladesh and its activities becoming very familiar and well accepted from different sectors like private sectors and civil society at that divisional areas.
There are expert teams consist of emergency health officer, medical assistant officer, field assistant and health workers in each divisions whose are doing home visit and aware the local community about basic disaster awareness. The team gave basic ideas about disaster management, preparedness, emergency health and doing mitigation plan for disaster risk reduction. A-PAD Bangladesh working at the rural areas all kind of directions or announcement from GOVT. or any disaster related news has been published the team delivering 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 disseminate message about the vaccination program. Main objective of the training to make a resilience community and establish networking platform to work collaboratively during and after disaster. COVID-19 is still major issue in Bangladesh. So that A-PAD Bangladesh organized sitting arrangement and make social distance, provide hand sanitizer to maintain hygiene and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks. Total 5,435 persons were benefited from A-PAD Bangladesh on from June 2021.
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.
(This project is supported by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.)