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Presentation in Disaster Risk Reduction by ActionAid International Bangladesh

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This is a presentation on Disaster Risk Reduction Work being carried out by ActionAid International in Bangladesh

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Presentation in Disaster Risk Reduction by ActionAid International Bangladesh

  1. 1. Project Sharing on A Disaster Resilient Future:Mobilizing communities and institutions for effective risk reduction By Shakeb Nabi Manager Consortium DRR ECHO Program
  2. 2. AAB Introduction• ActionAid is an international organization, working with over 25 million people in more than 42 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice. ActionAid Bangladeshis’ journey started as a small relief organization in 1983 in Bhola, a remote coastal belt in the southern part of Bangladesh.AAB is now working with 51 Non-government development agencies and 3 government departments.• Vision: A world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys their right to a life with dignity• Mission: To work with poor and excluded people to eradicate poverty and injustice
  3. 3. An Introduction to NARRI consortium NARRI: National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives• Established in 2010• Objective: Establishing Collective Approach though developing Partnership among communities and Institutions on Disaster Risk Reduction• Partner Organizations:
  4. 4. A Brief on DRFTitle of the Project: A Disaster Resilient Future: Mobilizing communities andinstitutions for effective risk reductionDonor: European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil ProtectionDuration:24 monthsNo. of Beneficiaries: 108,150 peopleTotal Budget: BDT 88,474,236•Working Area:•District Upazila/Thana•Dhaka City Corporation•Pabna Bera Upazila•Khulna Dacop•Satkhira Shoronkhola
  5. 5. A Brief on DRF conti…Principal ObjectiveTo enhance the resilience of communities Vulnerable to Natural Hazards in BangladeshSpecific ObjectiveTo support and complement strategies that enable local communities and institutions to better prepare for, mitigate and respond adequately to natural disasters by enhancing their capacities to cope and respond, thereby increasing their resilience and reducing vulnerability in Bangladesh
  6. 6. A Brief on DRF conti…Focus sector: Disaster preparedness and mitigation – Capacity building – Community Preparedness – Small Scale Mitigation – Increase responsiveness of Institutions
  7. 7. Result wise ActivitiesResult 1 Effective implementation of DRR policy and legal framework-Community mobilization and awareness raising-Facilitate formation and/or capacity building of DMCs, SMCs and CBOs (includingmainstreaming DRR in ADPs)Result 2 Targeted communities and institutions have increased capacity to assessand mitigate disaster risks-Capacity building of stakeholders on risk assessment on both urban and rural areas-Facilitation of risk assessment process in both urban and rural areas-Facilitation of community/local institutions led advocacy for RRAP implementation-NARRI Inspire activities (school safety)-Small Scale mitigationResult 3 Increased preparedness for effective emergency response in targetedcommunities and institutions-Awareness-raising of communities (households) and target institutions on basicpreparedness measures-Capacity building of local governance structures & institutions for emergency response-Organization of mock drillsResult 4 Increased knowledge sharing enables a greater impact in risk reduction andstrengthens a culture of safety-Engagement with media for wider dissemination- Mass awareness raising on DRR
  8. 8. • Implementation Mechanism• The project is to be managed by ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) and to be implemented by four local partner NGOs.• The partner organizations will directly implement the project activities at field level in partnership with DMCs and communities where AAB will provide technical assistance. I• Besides, ActionAid will implement the project at institutional level through Department of Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD). Besides, AAB will work with Center for Medical Education (CME), Directorate of Nursing Services and Directorate of Health Services (DGHS) on MCM issue
  9. 9. Project Development Process• Steps• Lessons learned workshop at national level in participation with all stakeholders including concerned govt. departments• Recommendations of end term evaluation report• Interview and discussion with the concerned govt. departments and DMCs• Discussion a community level (FGD)• Interview of local elites• Joint visit the project sites with community• Validation with all stakeholders
  10. 10. Operation Approach• Partnership with national NGOs PSTC, MMS, JJS and USS• Role of national NGOs -Project Implementation -Mobilization and Capacity building of local institutions and community [• Partnership with Govt. department Department of Fire Service and Civil Defense• Role of Govt. department as partner -Implement national volunteer program - Mobilize slum dwellers and organize slum volunteer program - Building capacity of the training department
  11. 11. Operation Approach• Joint collaboration with Govt. departments and Corporate Bodies as strategic partner Directorate General Health Services (DGHS), Center for Medical Education (CME), Directorate of Nursing Services (DNS), Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDMP), Bangladesh Garment Manufacturer’s and Exporters Association (BGMEA)• Role of strategic partners Implement Mass Casualty Management Program, (DGHS, DNS and CME), Community Risk assessment (CRA), Safety of Garment Workers• Role of AAB in Operation Establish partnership Technical support Monitoring Coordination at national level Documentation
  12. 12. Coordination Mechanism• Key Stakeholder: - Directorates/Departments, District and Upazila Administration• Other Stakeholder DMCs City Corporation Union Council Other NGOs CBOs• Mechanism: Reporting, Plans and Activity Sharing, Joint Visit »
  13. 13. Monitoring Mechanism• Approach: Joint Monitoring• Actors: ActionAid, Govt. Departments, PNGOs, DMCs, Community• Mechanism: Participatory• Tools: - Guidelines – Baseline survey – Mid-term review – End line survey – Field Visit – Interview – Discussion – Meeting – Case Study Analysis
  14. 14. Mainstreaming & Sustainability• Strategies• Implement the government program: Community Risk Assessment (CRA) with CDMP• Contribute in materializing national program: Urban volunteer with FSCD• Joint collaboration: Mass Casualty Management (MCM) with DGHS, CME, DNS• Community Involvement especially in small scale mitigation
  15. 15. Contributing Towards HFA1. Ensure that disaster risk reduction is a national and local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation.2. Identify, assess and monitor disaster risks and enhance early warning3. Use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels4. Reduce the underlying risk factors (social, environmental, urban, infrastructure, recovery)5. Strengthen disaster preparedness for effective response at all levels
  16. 16. Thanks 16

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