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Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)

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  • Kazipar Shelter
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  • DRM Training for Person with Disable
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  • Meeting with local government
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  • Kazi Para shelter premises

Project title: Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) inclusive in South Asia program.

Donor: Handicap International. Duration: June 2011 to September 2012.

Goal:

Contribute to reducing the vulnerability of South Asian populations living in areas most affected by natural disasters, by increasing the awareness and the response capacities of local communities to potential and frequent natural disasters and to reduce the effects on the most vulnerable.

Specific Objective:

Enhanced inclusive community based disaster risk management practices at community level in South Asia serve to advocate at national and regional levels for inclusive disaster risk management.

Background:

YPSA has been awarded one 15 month long (July 2011 to August 2012) regional project, namely “Make community-based disaster risk management inclusive in South Asia” under the DIPECHO VI Action Plan for South Asia. The principal objective of this project is to “contribute to reducing the vulnerability of South Asian populations living in areas most affected by natural disasters, by increasing the awareness and the response capacities of local communities to potential and frequent natural disasters and to reduce the effects on the most vulnerable”. This regional project will be implemented in 5 countries of South Asia, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Under this regional project, Handicap International Bangladesh is responsible implement the component Bangladesh. As a part of implementation strategy, Handicap International Bangladesh is entering into partnership with Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) for quality implementation, sustainability and joint advocacy. The project will be implemented in Sitakund, Chittagong.

In the context, this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is being proposed between two organizations, Handicap International Bangladesh and Young Power in Social Action (YPSA).

Geographic Location Coverage:

Name of District Name of  Upazilla Name of Union Name of Shelters Name of Village               Beneficiary/TG coverage
Categories Direct Indirect Total
Chittagong Sitakund 1 no Sayedpur North weast SayedpurMohanagar North weast SayedpurEast SayedpurAnterkhali

Kaderkhil

Mohanagar

Male 250 2000 2250
Female 500 3500 4000
Child 180 1500 1680
7 no Kumira AlakdiaKazipara AlakdiaKoatparaNorth GoramaraKaziparaShonarpara

Hinguripara

Total 930 7000 7930

Major Activities:

  1. Conduct participatory community vulnerability mapping and develop inclusive contingency plans.
  2.  Conduct community capacity building and awareness on rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in inclusive disaster management.
  3. Implement community mitigation initiatives to improve accessibility and participation of persons with disabilities in community based disaster management processes.
  4. Conduct community trainings and drills on inclusive disaster preparedness.
  5. Pre-positioning at disaster management centres of disability related equipment for disaster response
  6. Identify persons with disabilities and their families, assess their needs, and provide them with information and referral to facilitate access to services
  7. Support persons with disabilities to increase mobility in case of disaster
  8. Capacity building of persons with disabilities and caregivers for self-preparedness for disaster
  9. Collect and document good community level inclusive disaster risk management practices
  10. Support the linkage, interaction and exchange of disability and DM bodies at different levels
  11. Initiate strategic collaboration with relevant institutions and DRM actors to increase their knowledge and advocate for the inclusion of disability and DRM issues in practices and curricula.
  12. Proactively integrate disability actors, particularly DPOs into DRM and inclusive DRM.
  13. Provide technical support to DM authorities to review policy documents and make them more inclusive.
  14. Train senior and middle management staff from DM authorities, district, block and local self-governance institutions on UNCRPD and inclusive disaster management
  15. Conduct a regional KAP study of stakeholders on the integration of disability in DRM
  16. Consolidate tools developed within each country into a regional disaster management toolkit
  17. Share good community-level practices at regional level and coordinate the development of innovative practices and guidelines on selected topics
  18.  Develop the linkage between Disaster Risk Management and emergency response.
  19. Disseminate good practices towards governmental and non governmental actors.

Target & Achievement:

Activities Target(11-12) Achievement(11-12) Cumulative Achievement from the beginning
Union level program  inception 02 02
Upazilla level program  inception 01 01
Disaster volunteer meeting 32 32
Disaster volunteer training 04 04
Cyclone Shelter Management Committee meeting 32 32
Cyclone Shelter Management Committee training 04 04
Union Disaster Management Committee meeting 16 16
Union Disaster Management Committee training 02 02
Upazilla Disaster Management Committee meeting 07 07
Upazilla Disaster Management Committee training 02 02
Masson training 01 01
Disable  focal person training 01 01
Village level Community Risk assessment(CRA) 11 village 11 village
Union  level  Community Risk assessment(CRA) 2 union 2 union
Village level Contingency  plan 11 village 11 village
Union  level Contingency  plan 2 union 2 union
Artisan training 01 01
Accessibility Orientation 01 01
Courtyard Meeting 86 meeting 86 meeting
Fisherman meeting 18 meeting 18 meeting
Self help group meeting 40 meeting 40 meeting
Program  inception for Self help group 04 04
Inclusive DRM training for School Management Committee  training 04 04
Mock drill 07 07
Day observation 02 02
Art Competition 08 school 08 school
Inclusive DRM training for Other Disability Concern group training 04 batch 4 batch
Assistant  device  distribution 200 person 200 person
Eye Camp 01 01
ENT Camp 01 01
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