Enhancing inclusive disaster resilience in Bangladesh (DIPECHO VIII)

DIPECHO VIII titled ‘Enhancing Inclusive Disaster Resilience in Bangladesh’ is the sequel of DIPECHO VII titled ‘Building a disaster resilient Bangladesh’. In the previous cycle, Community Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) institutionalisation model has been endorsed and successfully implemented. In present cycle, objective of the action is to strengthen and expand the institutionalisation of Disaster Management Committees (DMC) by enforcing implementation of Disaster Management Act (DM Act) and Standing Orders on Disaster (SoD). This action will transfer skills to Master Trainers at District and Upazila, in order to conduct inclusive Community Risk Assessments (CRA), Urban Risk Assessment (URA) and develop inclusive Risk Reduction Action Plans (RRAP).

District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) will strengthen its capacity to outreach to Upazila and urban Wards. The action will facilitate the initiatives in securing the funding from Government's Annual Development Plan allocation and other resources. Standardised approach emphasises consolidation, and replication within the community-led inclusive processes as per the CBDP institutionalisation model, School Based Disaster Preparedness (SBDP) approach, resilient livelihood practices and advocacies works for policy implementation and accountability. These models have been endorsed by Government in order to build community resilience by enhancing the capacities of institutions and Government agencies at different level.

Policy advocacy related work for institutionalisation of the CBDP model will be one of the important areas of intervention under this action. In addition, endorsement of WDMC, DRR Curriculum, Risk Informed Planning Guidelines, and HFA progress monitoring and addressing the issues related to water-logging are key focuses that are expected to contribute to achieving the overall objective of the action.

ActionAid Bangladesh is the consortium lead for NARRI Consortium in implementing DIPECHO VIII. Detailed project activities of other Consortium members are available here.


  • To promote the standardised DRR institutionalisation models for mainstreaming into development.
  • To facilitate adoption and practise of School Based Disaster Preparedness by relevant stakeholders and by schools in Bangladesh respectively.
  • To promote resilient livelihood initiatives and institutionalise them among relevant stakeholders.
  • To advocate for risk-informed policies and frameworks in Bangladesh.
  • To share learning from the present cycle among South Asia participants.

Implementing partners: Population Services and Training Center (PSTC), Jagrata Juba Shangha (JJS) and Ulashi Sreejony Sangha (USS).

Project locations: Ward # 24, 33, 34, 35, 45 and 46 of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), Shyamnagar Upazila in Satkhira and Dacope Upazila in Khulna.

Funded by: EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO)

Duration: 18 months (from 1st of March 2015)

Target population: Community as a whole, with special attention to 4587 children, 189 youth, 1943 adults (including women, men and elderly citizens in marginalised communities) - in total 6719 people.

Few important stakeholders: Government, Policy makers, Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Ministry of Disaster Management & Relief (MoDMR), Local Government Division (LGD), Local Administration, BDRCS, Fire Service Civil Defence, Housing & Building Research Institute (HBRI), Directorate of Primary Education (DPE), Ministry of Planning, Ministry of Finance, ECHO partners, City Corporations, DRR and Development Actors.