Bangladesh Earthquake Preparedness Project

In Bangladesh German Red Cross is  supporting Bangladesh Red Crescent Society to implement an Earthquake Preparedness project for  past many years.T he project is implemented through  consortium approach having, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, British Red Cross and two  non movement partners  such as  Action Contre  La Faim and Christian aid as downstream partners.  The second phase of the Project focuses on capacity development of local authorities, building local  response capacities and developing system  for volunteer deployment. Consolidation of the different DP/DRR approaches ( Decentralization, Digital Integration, Last mile connectivity) was also targeted due to the phase out stage of the project.

The attached papers were   developed to document the experiences and learnings of  this  Urban DRR project that continued in pandemic  situation whilst addressing humanitarian needs. The papers also document ,experiences of private sector  group(Market Associations) that were targeted for risk awareness and how the digital application were developed to help effective  volunteer deployment in urban setting.

Resource Repurposing :The purpose of this document was to capture the unprecedented adaptive move by the project and emphasize the mechanism whereby the project managed to extend support to 1800HH  of COVID 19  affected  in such a short notice which was later scaled up to  12600  through the support of FFOG.

Technological Integration : As a promotional document, this infographic paper is expected to create a positive impression of digitizing disaster preparedness, thereby, motivating other projects to adapt the technological integration

Experience with private sector: This  document aimed at self-reflection, the paper  also considers possible avenues of scaling up the collaboration for future disaster preparedness initiatives.

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