Enhancing Inclusive Disaster Resilience in Bangladesh (DIPECHO-VIII) Project

Introduction:
Building a disaster resilient Bangladesh’ initiative is now moving towards `Enhancing inclusive disaster resilience in Bangladesh’ after endorsement and successful implementation of the Community Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) institutionalization model. Objective the action is to strengthen and expand institutionalization 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). The process develops Master Trainers at District, Upazila, and City Corporations and conducts inclusive CRA and URA and develops inclusive RRAP. District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) will strengthen its capacity to outreach to Upazila and urban Wards. The action will facilitate in securing the funding from Government’s Annual Development Plan allocation and other resources. Standardized approach emphasizes consolidation, and replication of the community-led inclusive processes as per the CBDP institutionalization model, School Based Disaster Preparedness (SBDP) approach, resilient livelihood practices and advocating 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 institutionalization 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 together that will contribute in achieving the overall objective of the action. A natural hazard event is not itself a disaster. It becomes so if a settlement is badly sited in a flood plains, or houses near a fault line are poorly constructed, or if no warning system is in place. Disasters arise from the combination of hazard events and human vulnerability. Indeed, the number of deaths from disasters has generally decreased over the last century, thanks to better monitoring, warning and preparedness systems as well as response measures. Dhaka is situated in a seismically active zone faces a potential threat of earthquake.  The project area is very much susceptible to fire, water logging and earthquake risk those are potential to lose large number of lives, damage of resource, infrastructure and services of the city.

To build a safe and resilient in which children and young people contribute to managing and reducing the disaster risks associated with changes in climate the Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation: Build Safe and Resilient Communities project is implementing in 5 wards of zone 5 under Dhaka South City Corporation in Dhaka by Dhaka Ahsania Mission. In DPM project Plan International Bandladesh and Cofra Foundation, Switzerland providing technical and financial support accordingly.

Project Agreement Number: NA

Principal Objective:
To enhance the resilience of most at risk groups to the recurring and escalating disaster risks by advancing the DRR institutionalization process in Bangladesh

Specific Objectives:
To promote the standardized DRR Institutionalization models for mainstreaming into development.

Results:

  • Result-1: Community Based Disaster Preparedness is in practice among relevant stakeholders in rural and urban areas of Bangladesh
  • Result-2: School Based Disaster Preparedness is adopted by relevant stakeholders and practiced in schools of Bangladesh
  • Result-3: Promote resilient livelihood initiatives and institutionalize among relevant stakeholder
  • Result 4: Advocate for risk informed policies and frameworks in Bangladesh

Project Components:

  • Formation of school and community based institution (WDMC, SDMC, Student Council, Child Organization and youth groups) for awareness raising and capacity building of children, youth and communities.
  • Development of School safely plan/ contingency plan and Urban Risk Assessment process to demonstrate and establish DRR and CC adaptation model
  • Mainstreaming of good practices

Major Activities:

  • (Re)activation of DMCs (DDMC, UzDMC & UDMC) and Ward Disaster Management Committees(WDMC) and Project Inception and handover  workshops (local level)
  • Capacity building of DMCs on CBDRR,DM frameworks, risk assessment, and DRR mainstreaming into development ( 3 days training following Hermonized Training module)
  • Training to UDMC and WDMC members by Master Trainers
  • Support replication of risk assessment at ground level new Ward/Union
  • Support replication of risk assessment at ground level old Ward/Union
  • Support replication of response plan at ward level new Ward/Union
  • Support replication of response plan at ward level old Ward/Union
  • Regular Monthly meeting with DMCs advocacy, mainstreaming DRR into development etc)
  • Training of selected teachers and students on School Safety through MTs
  • Risk assessment and Planning
  • Printing and dissemination of Plans
  • Raise awareness and promoting contingency plan preparation at Schools
  • Co-financing of selective actions of School Disaster Management Plans
  • Awareness Raising in School and community level(events, sessions, DRR fair, day observance, competitions etc)

Project Participants: Direct-14,891 & Indirect-9,536,631

Project Duration: March’ 2015 to August’ 2016

Financial partner (Donor): ECHO

Implementing partner (if any): NA

Project Location/s and number of Field Offices: Nine wards under Dhaka North City Corporation, Dhaka and One pourashava is Savar. Two field office in Mirpur and Savar.

Project Budget: BDT 32,94,407.50

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

3

1

3

1

0

0

Contact Person:

Name & Designation: ASM Nazrul Islam Project Officer
Cell : 01716149418
Email: asmnazrul71@gmail.com

Build Resilience of the Sundarbans-Dependent Poor and Extreme Poor Communities to Climate Change through Empowerment and Livelihood Support (Sub project of CCCP)

Project Introduction:

The core climate change threats, as apprehended in this proposed project, are climate change-induced disaster like high tidal, cyclone, tidal surge and salinity. The project plans to addresses these issues in the following ways:

Climate change-induced disasters cannot be prevented, however, a number of interventions can be undertaken to mitigate its impacts so that loss due to such disasters are less. Climate change has been having adverse negative impacts on water supply, agriculture, fisheries, livestock and infrastructures in Shyamnagar area. The proposed project will try to promote more adaptive agricultural crops that can survive in saline condition and give substantial yield. Furthermore, emphasis will be given on vegetable cultivation in homesteads so that families can meet their daily vitamin and mineral needs but can also sell the surplus in the market and have sustainable income. The targeted households will be encouraged to plant fruit trees (like sopheda, jam, etc) and fuel wood trees (rain tree, in their homesteads that can also provide income source and meet household’s fuel wood need.

Apart from introducing adaptive agriculture, the project will introduce programmes to promote fisheries and livestock that can survive in such extreme conditions. In fisheries, the project will encourage culture of salt water tolerant fishes either in pond and jointly with agricultural crops or in rivers in confinement. Some of the species can be tilapia (monosex mainly) and pangus, gulshe tengra, bata, vetki, parsa, etc.  Households will be able to benefit both though sale and consumption.  Perhaps the most profitable and adaptive IGA is short rotation carp culture. This will be promoted because, it is low cost, return on investment is good and households can have multiple harvesting and hence better income.  Besides, rearing of sheep/Goat, Duck and Poultry has good adaptive capacity (can tolerate high level temperature and salinity) and good potential in the project areas. The proposed project take plan to expand the above mentioned livelihood options under this project.

Project Agreement Number: No Agreement Number is seen in the contract paper.

Overall Objective: Resilience and coping capacity to climate change-induced events and shocks increased for poor and extreme poor households.

Specific Objectives:

  • Build and empower self-managed and accountable institutions of the Sundarbans-dependent poor and extreme poor households.
  • Build resilience of the targeted households to climate change induced disasters through provision of livelihood security.
  • Promote better health and hygiene practices through developing community-based health care support system.
  • Contribute to climate change mitigation through promotion of fuel efficient low carbon emitting ovens and increased carbon sequestration and carbon stocking from enriched Sundarbans resulting from reduced anthropogenic pressure.

Outputs:

  • Self-managed 20-25 groups formed with poor and extreme poor households.
  • Community mechanism established
  • 500 targeted beneficiaries supported to successfully develop and manage sustainable income generating activities (IGA).
  • Technical and managerial competencies of the 500 targeted households increased through need-based training on income generating activities (IGAs) so that they can manage the IGAs effectively and receive greater income return.
  • Essential health support system established at the community level with the help  4 community-based health workers called “Shasthya Shebikas”
  • 130 households are provided with sanitary latrines for safe disposal of human excreta.
  • 18 deep tube wells are installed in 3 unions to supply safe water for drinking and other domestic use.
  • Setting up of 5 Pond-Sand Filter water supply systems through re-excavation of ponds. .
  • 450 Fuel efficient low carbon emitting ovens supplied among the target beneficiaries to positively contribute to climate change mitigation,
  • Plinth raising of 315 houses to improve their existing poor and vulnerable status.
  • Development of connecting road of 2 km

Project Components: IGA, Livelihood, Institutionalization,

Major Activities:

  • Food Security, Social Protection
  • Comprehensive Disaster Management
  • Mitigation and Low Carbon Development
  • Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening

Project Participants (Direct):

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

251 679

 

Project Duration: January 2014 to September 2016

Financial partner (Donor): Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Shyamnagor, Satkkhira.

Project Budget: 22,479,970

Number of project staffs and volunteers: Male Staff 7

Contact Person: Abdur Rakib, Program Coordinator.

Email:a.rakib@ahsaniamission.org.bd

Cell : 01758 939678

Advocacy and Communication for Communities to access Education and Social Services (ACCESS)

Project Introduction:During the reporting period the project accomplished some significant activities in order to raise people voices towards conservation of Sunderbans and its biodiversity. The project is implemented at Munshigonj, Gabura, Padmapukur and Burigoalini Union of Shyamnagar Upazila under Satkhira District. The project has formed 40 groups and 19 Ward Level federations. These two tier organizational structures are actively working towards mobilizing and sensitizing the community people against resource extraction from the Sundarbans. In order to reduce dependency on the Sundarbans the organized poor are provided with alternative livelihood options Alternative Income Generating Activities (AIGA) development is a one of the focus issue of the project. Project initiated AIGA for reducing resources extraction from the Sunderban. Besides, A collaborative essence in between GO, Local Elected Body (LEB), and elite people has been built and facilitated in the project. Regular meeting with the group people, federations and LEBs and Government officials are made project well familiar among the people living adjoining to the Sunderbans.

Project Agreement Number: (Contact No. ACCU/Eo9)

Overall Objective:

Ensure sustainable development by enhancing coping capacity of poor and extreme poor people to climate change-induced vulnerabilities and shocks through education, empowerment, livelihood security, and capacity building”.

Specific Objectives:

  • Selected disadvantaged poor people are able to make use of the livelihood support and achieve sustainable development.
  • Selected target beneficiaries receive need-based training so that they can enhance their livelihood support productively.

Outputs:

  • Community people of 40 villages in the two selected Unions are made aware of climate change, its possible impacts and the adaptation measures that can be undertaken to cope with vulnerabilities and shocks.
  • Selected disadvantaged community people are organized and empowered and they are able to work collectively to achieve sustainable development and are able to claim their tights and entitlement.
  • Pressure on the Sundarnbans have been reduced

Project Components: Livelihood, Climate Change, DRR, IGA, Capacity building.

Major Activities:

  • Formation of Sundarban Bio-diversity Committee
  • Holding of Sundarban Bio-diversity Committee Meeting
  • Holding of Meeting at Schools on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change
  • Formation of Eco-clubs
  • Awareness Building event on Environmental issues
  • Skill Development Training on Livelihood
  • Federation Capacity Building Training
  • Education Session on Environmental Issues in School
  • Training on Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change at Group and Federation Level
  • Orientation at School Students on   Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change and Plan for Local Level Intervention Though Eco-club ( Rallies/ Discussion Meeting/ Theater )
  • Day observation (Art/essay/ debate/ slogan writing competition/ Discussion Meeting among the school /college students)

Project Participants (Direct):

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

   

94

144

   

240

863

   
 

Project Duration:January 2015 December 2016

Financial partner (Donor):   Asia pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO (ACCU)- Japan

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Shyamnagor, Satkhira

Project Budget: BDT 25 00 000

Number of project staffs and volunteers :

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

4

Contact Person: Abdur Rakib, Program Coordinator.

Email:a.rakib@ahsaniamission.org.bd

Cell : 01758 939678

Ensuring safe drinking water of the marginalized groups through pond re-excavation

Project Introduction:

Bangladesh’s coastal resources are ranked as next most vulnerable primarily because of its location. It experiences intermittent battering of tropical cyclones accompanied by water surge, salinity intrusion, erosion, high temperature, irregular precipitation, etc., apart from the threat of submersion due to sea level rise that hangs in the future. Previously, tropical cyclones used to hit Bangladesh every decade. Salinity was less of a problem. Erosion was limited. Precipitation followed a regular pattern. However, in recent years frequency of cyclones has increased, multiple cyclones with increased intensity have struck Bangladesh in a single year (Sidr, =Nargis, and Aila) causing severe damage to both life and property. Salinity intrusion has become critical, rendering agriculture almost impossible; green cover has almost vanished, even the Sundarbans’ existence is threatened. Erosion has increased significantly rendering people homeless and reducing them to the state of destitute. Temperature has increased significantly and incidence of diseases has increased. Irregular precipitation has damaged crops, severely affecting the poor farmers who live in a precarious state due to repeated catastrophes. The natural hazards affect the poor and the extreme poor severely due to their low coping capacity to shocks, and most often force them to migrate to urban or other areas in search of livelihood. However, the most critical problem that people of these coastal areas are confronted with is lack of drinkable safe water. The underground aquifer has become contaminated with saline water, even the deep tubewell provides water not fit for human consumption.

Project Agreement Number: 83189209

Overall Objective: The broad objective of the project is “to ensure equitable and sustainable access in safe drinking water in selected Upazilas of Satkhira and Khulna District.

Specific Objectives:

  • To re-excavate 4 ponds and use those to preserve safe drinking  water drawn through  rainwater harvesting for the vulnerable community people of Shyamnagor and Koyra Upazila under Satkhira and Khulna district.
  • To ensure effective management of the pond ensuring the participation of community people and relevant stakeholders.

Outputs:

  • Community participation will develop a sense of ownership which, in turn, will contribute towards protection and maintain of the pond in the long run.
  • Four ponds will ensure year-round supply of  safe water for the community people. .
  • Training on DRR will capacitate and prepare communities to face disasters in the future.
  • With close supervision and monitoring of the pond will be able to achieve its desired objectives

Project Components: Safe drinking water, climate change, DRR, community capacity building

Major Activities:

  • Community people will be organized in groups where needed and/or use the existing groups formed earlier by DAM under a different project The organized group members will be used for  re-excavation and maintenance of  the pond
  • Excavate the pond as required to conserve the safe drinking water.
  • Develop the enclosure and greening around the pond.
  • Fence to protect the embankment of the pond.
  • Construct stairs/Ghat at the pond.
  • Provide training to the pond maintenance group.
  • Organize training on maintenance of the ponds. Actions will be taken by the groups to plant trees on the embankment of the ponds.

Project Participants (Direct):

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

80

110

287

412

167

279

160

729

56

110

 

Project Duration: December 2014 to December 2015

Financial partner (Donor):   GIZ

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Shaymnagor, Satkhira.

Project Budget: 25 00 000

Number of project staffs and volunteers :

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

2

Contact Person: Abdur Rakib, Program Coordinator.

Email: a.rakib@ahsaniamission.org.bd

Cell : 01758 939678

Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation: Build safe and resilient communities

Project Introduction:
Bangladesh is situated between the Himalayas in the north and the encroaching Bay of Bengal to the south, making it prone to a various natural hazards. Densely populated Dhaka is the highly vulnerable to increased frequency and intensity of hazards. Dhaka is situated in a seismically active zone and therefore faces a potential threat of earthquake that could kill large number of people and destroy infrastructure of the city. The project are implementing in the water logging and earthquake prone areas of Dhaka City. The Child Centered DRR project in collaboration with communities and govt. institutions to reduce the risk disaster. Dhaka Ahsania Mission is working by technical support by Plan International Bangladesh and financial support by COFRA Foundation, Switzerland.

Goal and Objective:Goal of the project
The goal of the project is Safe and resilient communities in which children and young people contribute to managing and reducing the disaster risks associated with changes in the climate.

Objectives of the project

  • To increase the awareness and capacity of children youth and communities on disaster risk and climate changes so that they can facilitate the child centered disaster risk reduction process.
  • To develop and implement locally appropriate climate smart solutions on disaster preparedness and risk reduction
  • To advocate for the inclusion of good practices and learning from the program approach in local, district and or national government and regional processes.

Outputsà Resultsà Outcome:

  • Increased awareness and capacity of children youth and communities on disaster preparedness and adaptation to climate change.
  • Through locally designed climate smart solutions on disaster preparedness, a demonstrable adaptation model is established.
  • Good practices and learning feeding into local, national and regional government processes.
  • Who the project will serve/is serving (gender disaggregated data if possible by category of recipients)

The project will directly work with 775 adults and 24,105 children and youths; and 124,400 population indirectly living in the 5 wards of Zone-5 Dhaka South City Corporation. These beneficiary figures are on the higher side because of the mass awareness activities planned under information, education and communication and local disaster management sector. The direct beneficiaries are those communities and institutions in geographic areas targeted due to their extreme vulnerability to earthquakes, water logging. In these areas, special consideration has been given to socially excluded and marginalized communities and children who are most vulnerable to disasters.

Project Beneficiaries:  Project Duration:  Jan 2013 –  Dec 2015 (03 years)Start date: 1st April/2012

Financial partner (Donor): COFRA Foundation, Switzerland

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Dhaka south city corporation, zone-5, ward- 05 no’s and number of Field offices 01.

Budget with annual breakup:  :  July’13 to June’14: BDT – 45,29,327/=

Number of project staffs and volunteers : Project Staffs: 13 Nos   ; Volunteers: 0

Contact Person   : ASM Nazrul Islam, Project Manager
E-mail                     : nazrul@ahsaniamission.org.bd, asmnazrul71@gmail.com

Name of Area

DDMC

CCDMC

WDMC

School

SDMC

GO dept.

Child organization

Ward level, Dhaka south city coporation

01

01

05

60

60

Related dept

35

Oxfam Humanitarian Capacity Building (OHCB) Project

Project Introduction:
According to the Humanitarian Vision of Oxfam, all priority-1 countries, with the support of the regional center, will have the capacity to deliver all Category 3 and most Category 2 responses using their own resources. Bangladesh is a priority-1 countryand is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world facing disasters annually due to its geo-morphological nature and high vulnerability. In the last 10 years Bangladesh has experienced three Category 2 disasters (flood of 2004; flood of 2007; and cyclone Sidr of 2007) and two Category 3 disasters (flood of 2006; and cyclone Aila of 2009). On an average, Bangladesh experiences a Category 2 disaster every two or three years and a Category 3 disaster every year.As the Oxfam Single Management Structure (SMS) is progressing, four Oxfam affiliates– Oxfam Great Britain (OGB), Oxfam Netherlands (ON), Oxfam Australia (OAus) and Oxfam Hong Kong (OHK)- has come together and developed the Joint Country Analysis and Strategy (JCAS) for effective emergency response. As part of capacity development process, Dhaka Ahsania Mission will get the opportunity to have effective response capacity.Goal and Objective:
Main purpose of the project 

To contribute to measurable improvements in the living conditions of disaster affected men, women and children in Bangladesh.
Specific objective:

To ensure an effective and efficient response to the particular needs of women, men, children and other socially excluded marginalized and vulnerable groups.

Outputs Results Outcome:
Result 1: Increased technical capacity2 of Oxfam and selected local partner organizations to respond to an emergency in a timely and effective manner.
Result 2: Increased surge capacity at Oxfam and partners’ level in major sectors such as EFS-VL, WASH, etc.
Result 3: Improved practice of accountability through capturing, documenting and disseminating lessons and demonstration of those when applying emergency programming.
Result 4: Improved coordination among the key stakeholders (government and NGO’s) through joined and coordinated effort in preparing for and initiating emergency response.
Result 5:  Increased numbers of women in a transformational leadership role to manage, coordinate strategic partner organizations.

Who the project will serve/is serving (gender disaggregated data if possible by category of recipients)
Selection of strategic partners

20 strategic partners including Dhaka Ahsania Mission are in the process of being selected for this project. A primary list of strategically selected partners was made on the basis of the following criteria and their emergency capacity was reviewed, documented and shared with each respective partner.

  • Partners must be Oxfam partners (any of OGB/OAU, OHK, ON).Must have experience in implementing Oxfam response or recovery programme successfully in them past.
  • Must have presence in one or more hazard prone location where Oxfam is likely to respond if an emergency occurs.
  • Agree with Oxfam’s humanitarian vision that ‘Oxfam together with partners should be able to undertake initial assessments on the first day after a disaster and start to deliver assistance within three days.
  • Agree with Oxfam’s vision to grow in ‘Emergency Public Health’ and ‘Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihood (EFS-VL) sectors especially in cash based programme.
  • Must have strong interest to build emergency capacity and willingness to put conducive policies and plan in place that would help in responding to emergencies timely and effectively.

The project will directly work with 5,000 households or 25,500 persons living in the most vulnerable and disaster-prone areas of Dewangong Upazilla of Jamalpur District. These beneficiary figures are on the higher side because of the mass awareness activities planned under information, education and communication and local disaster management sector. The direct beneficiaries are those communities and institutions in geographic areas targeted due to their extreme vulnerability to earthquakes, floods and river-erosion. In these areas, special consideration has been given to socially excluded and marginalized community members who are most vulnerable to disasters.

Project Beneficiaries:

Name of Area

House Holds

UDMC’s

School Teachers

Students

School Management Committee Members

Volunteers

Dewangong, Jamalpur.

5,000

8

100

4,000

60

280

Project Duration:    01 July 2011 – 30 June 2014 (03 years)

Start date: 1st July’2011

Financial partner (Donor): Oxfam, GB

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:

    • Dhaka Head Office
    • Dewangong Upazilla of Jamalpur District.

Budget with annual breakup:  July’12 to June’13: BDT – 1,905,224/=

Number of project staffs and volunteers :   Project Staffs: 06 Nos   ; Volunteers: 280

Contact Person   :     Md. Jahangir Alam, Coordinator, DMU

Email                      :     j.alam@ahsaniamission.org.bd, md_alam2004@yahoo.com

Building a Disaster Resilient Bangladesh (DIPECHO-VII) Project

Project Introduction:  
The UN World Disaster Report 2012 ranks Bangladesh as the 5th most at-risk country in the world in terms of disasters. It further identifies Bangladesh as a county with high vulnerability, great susceptibility to hazards, lack of coping and adaptive capacity of local and national communities and institutions. Climate change adds a new dimension by substantially increasing the frequency and intensity of existing climatic events (floods, droughts, cyclones, etc). Bangladesh is also situated in a seismically active zone and therefore highly vulnerable to earthquakes. Accelerated and unorganized urbanization and high population densities amplify the vulnerability of the existing and emerging cities and this can lead to mass casualties, injuries, epidemics and destruction of infrastructure in the case of an earthquake, flood or a cyclone.The National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives (NARRI) consortium is implementing the 7TH DIPECHO Action Plan in 7 districts of Bangladesh with the financial assistance of European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) and Cordaid. It has separated focus on urban, rural and national level advocacy works in 7th DIPECHO Action Plan. The project has a goal and a specific objective to achieve with 4 results where result 1 focuses on rural interventions, result 2 focuses on urban interventions, result 3 focuses on advocacy initiatives and result 4 focuses on early warning system. For the DIPECHO VII project in Bangladesh, NARRI will be represented by six implementing partners: ActionAid (AA), Concern Universal (CU), Concern Worldwide (CWW), Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), Oxfam GB (OGB) and Solidarites International (SI). NARRI was formed in September 2010 with the aim to strengthen the disaster preparedness and risk reduction efforts in Bangladesh and to contribute towards meeting commitments for the Hyogo framework of Action (HFA 2005-2015). NARRI provides coordinated emergency response with wider outreach programs. The consortium works closely with the Government of Bangladesh at both local and national levels, relevant ministries, development partners, and international and national organizations. NARRI’s five year strategy (2011-2015) promotes development of comprehensive risk reduction programs and interventions at national and local levels, as well as contributing to coordinated actions, shared learning and good practices.

Goal and Objective: Goal: To increase resilience and establish a culture of disaster risk reduction among communities and institutions vulnerable to natural hazards in urban and rural areas of Bangladesh.

Specific Objective: To promote standardized DIPECHO urban and rural CBDRR models with a focus on inclusion and replication through integration into DRR instruments and development programs.

Outputsà Resultsà Outcome:  Replication à Standardization:Result-1: A rural CBDRR model is scaled up and replicated through integration into development planning and implementation processes.

Result-2: An urban CBDRR model is demonstrated and replicated where key urban stakeholders develop capacity to carry out coordinated response and mainstream DRR into development.

Result-3: Implementation of DM policy framework is enhanced by strong coordination and evidence based advocacy to MoDMR and MoLGRD&C.

Result-4: Targeted communities are receiving appropriate early warning messages in emergency situations and are undertaking prescribed behaviours.

Who the project will serve/is serving (gender disaggregated data if possible by category of recipients): 13 partner organizations.The direct beneficiaries are members of communities and institutions in geographic areas targeted due to their extreme vulnerability to earthquakes in the urban areas. In the project targeted areas, special consideration has been given to socially excluded and marginalized community members who are most vulnerable to various natural disasters. The proposed intervention has targeted women, children, persons with disabilities and the elderly and will ensure the inclusion of these socially excluded groups and their mainstreaming throughout disaster planning and management.As per NARRI’s urban model, the project will target DDMC, CCDMC, WDMCs and other relevant GO line departments as part of local level advocacy and accordingly the DMC members and targeted GO officials will be the direct beneficiary. Also at community levels, urban volunteer and general mass will act as direct beneficiary. While DMC, GO officials and volunteers will be targeted for institutional strengthen and capacity building, the general population will be targeted for mass awareness and community mobilization activities.The project will directly work with approximately 1,10,957 persons living in the most vulnerable and disaster-prone areas of Urban area of Dhaka City. However, the benefits will gradually be shared by a wider portion of the total population and larger portions of local communities.

Project Duration : 18 months.
Start date : 1st March’2013
Financial partner (Donor) : ECHO and Cordaid

Implementing partner : Concern Universal Bangladesh is the working partner.
Project Location/s and number of Field offices : 7 Wards of Mirpur, Dhaka City. Field Office- 01.
Budget with annual breakup :  BDT. 81,69,899.96
Number of project staffs and volunteers : Project Staff- 10 & Volunteers- 561

Contact Person     : Mohammed Roushon Ali, Project Coordinator
E-mail                       : m.roushan@ahsaniamission.org.bd, roushon.du@gmail.com

CMDRR Forum, Bangladesh

Project Introduction:  

All the 13 Member-organizations supported by CORDAID and working in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangladesh gathered in Mymensingh on the occasion of 1st Learning Cycle Meeting during March 29 to April 02, 2009. The member organizations felt the urgency and thereby decided to form a Hazard?-specific and Risk Reduction-focus Forum towards collaboration, cooperation and coordination in the area of Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction,  so as to maintain a regular operational link a among the actors in the interest of better risk fighting, capacity building and livelihood protection & promoting performance.
Goal and Objective:

Hazard & Risk-free community and locality providing with safe livelihood options just disaster after-math and associated hassles.

  • Coordinate P-NGOs linkage towards better understanding and perceptional clarity
  • Collaborative involvement for positive DRR and Capacity Building impact
  • Facilitating Partner NGOs risk reduction process
  • Supporting Partner’s capacity building initiatives
  • Sharing of learning, strategies, good practices, news and events
  • Information exchange, experience sharing, exploring enabling opportunities
  • Policy Advocacy / Issue-based Dialogue towards facilitating smooth paradigm shift
  • Substantial focus on community-managed disaster risk reduction

Outputsà Resultsà Outcome :  Collaboration, Coordination & Cooperation.

Who the project will serve/is serving (gender disaggregated data if possible by category of recipients): 13 partner organizations.
Project Duration: 1 Year
Start date:  1st May/2013
Financial partner (Donor): CORDAID
Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  13 Member Organizations.
Budget with annual breakup:  BDT. 20,00,000.00
Number of project staff : 01

Contact Person : Khan Md. Muzahid Ibne Habib, Forum Coordinator

E-mail                   : m.habib@ahsaniamission.org.bd, write2muzahid@yahoo.com

Embankment and adjacent communities of Burigoalini and Munshigonj Unions from cyclone and tidal surge through developing mangrove restoration./ Mangrove For the Future (MFF)

Project Introduction: 

The Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) has constructed embankments to protect people from the devastations wrought by the tidal surge accompanied by the cyclones. However, it has been found that the embankments are poorly constructed and do not have the capacity to withstand the impact of the tidal surge. Many places of the embankments were washed away by the impact of the tidal surge during the two successive cyclones Sidr and Aila; and in many places erosion of the embankment is taking place much to the fear of the local residents. The project addresses the problem of vulnerability of the selected sites of Munshigonj and Burigoalini Union through developing a 16-hectare mangrove plantation along 13 kilometer of the embankment, through people’s participation.

As found during the past two successive cyclones loss to life and property was massive despite the fact that the Sundarbans took the maximum blunt of the cyclone.  Poor and extreme poor people suffered most and exhibited least resilience due to lack of sustainable income and an asset base; they failed to regain their normal rhythm of life for years due to poor economic condition.. Natural disasters cannot be stopped but Resilience of the people and their coping capacity could be enhanced if their economic condition could be improved through provision of support for sustained income generation.

Project Agreement Number: 77522-015; MFF 200; MC111

Overall Objective:

To create a shield with mangrove plantation to protect the embankment and adjacent communities from impending climate change-induced cyclones and tidal surges.

Specific Objectives:

  • To create a shield with mangrove plantation to protect the embankment and adjacent communities from impending climate change-induced cyclones and tidal surges.
  • To ensure effective management of the project.

Outputs:

  • Community participation will develop a sense of ownership which, in turn, will contribute towards protection and conservation of the mangrove plantation in the long run.
  • Once plantation develops into a sizable height, communities and the embankments will be much less affected due to the cyclone and tidal surge.
  • A 16 hectare of mangrove plantation will be visibly seen along the 13 kilometer stretch of the embankment.
  • Erosion of the embankment that is experienced now will be controlled to a significant degree.
  • With close supervision and monitoring project will be able to achieve its desired objectives.

Project Components: Environment, Alternative livelihood, Institutionalization, Forestation

Major Activities:

  • Mangrove seeds and seedlings will be collected by the organized group members.
  • Mangrove seeds and seedlings will be planted by the organized group members.
  • Bamboo-net fencing will be done by the group members to protect the plantation.
  • Organized group members will select from amongst them patrolling guards to protect the seedlings/saplings.
  • Training will be provided to the selected members of the patrolling guards on the modalities of protection.
  • Red flag with pole, whistle, etc will be supplied to the patrolling guards so that while patrolling they can hoist the red flag and blow whistle to indicate their presence.
  • Actions will be taken by the groups to fill the gaps through enrichment plantation
  • Livelihood support, in kind, will be provided to the patrolling guards as incentive in lieu of cash payment on crab fattening, fishing gears, motorized/manual vans, etc
  • Orientation/Training will be given to support recipients guards on the enterprises  so that they can earn better income return.

Project Participants (Direct):

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

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F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

146

188

 

 

 

Project Duration: March 2014 to February 2015

Financial partner (Donor):  IUCN

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Shyamnagor, Satkhira

Project Budget: 10 00 000

Number of project staffs and volunteers :

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

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F

M

F

M

F

1

Contact Person: Abdur Rakib, Program Coordinator.

Email: a.rakib@ahsaniamission.org.bd

Cell : 01758 939678

Restoration and Conservation of Bio-diversity in the Denuded Hills (RCBDH)

Project Introduction: The key focus of the project from its very inception was restoration of the forest cover and biodiversity conservation in the selected denuded hills of Banshkhali through promoting natural regeneration actively with active participation of forest dependent poor and ultra poor community people living in and around the area; motivating them and making them proactive in forest and bio-diversity conservation.

Project Agreement Number: AF/GA-08003-001

Overall Objective:

Restore and Conserve Forest and Biodiversity in the Denuded Hills of Banshkhali following Collaborative Management Model

Specific Objectives:

  • Reduce Anthropogenic Pressure on the Denuded Hills of Banshkhali to allow natural regeneration of the forest cover.
  • Establish a functional model for collaborative management of the Banshkhali Denuded Hills.
  • Strengthen capacity of the Co-Management Council and Co-Management Committees as envisaged under the Collaborative Management Model.
  • Create alternative livelihood opportunities for the forest-dependent poor and extreme poor people to reduce pressure on the hills and allow natural regeneration.

Outputs:

  • Programme intervention accepted by the Government and other NGOs and replicated in other areas of the country.
  • A co-management council of 61 members formed with members from different strata of the society and a co-management committee of 31 members formed from amongst them as per structured guidelines.
  • Members of the co-management council and the co-management committee meet regularly, and take active role in interventions related to restoration and conservation of the forest and bio-diversity
  • Identified forest dependent households are provided with alternative livelihood options so that sustained income is ensured and pressure on the forest is reduced.
  • 30 groups each with a membership of 25 people are formed in each community with organized poor and ultra poor households dependent on forest for their livelihoods.
  • At least 75% of different stakeholders are able to narrate the positive impacts forest conservation can have on their lives and livelihoods.
  • School children are mobilized and energized to from Environment club in 03 school.
  • At least 80% of children at school are knowledgeable about the ill effects of deforestation and the positive impacts of forest conservation on lives and livelihoods.
  • At least 80% of women in project villages are aware of the positive impacts of forest conservation and smokeless oven use
  • Forest dependent target beneficiaries receives skill development training.
  • Target beneficiaries are able to articulate and put to practice skills received through training.
  • Target beneficiaries are benefiting from productive assets provided under the project.
  • Tube well : 3 tube-well also distributed to the beneficiaries as they were poor and ultra poor and would not be able to afford such facilities themselves

Project Components: Environment, Alternative livelihood, Institutionalization, Savings and RLF, Forestation, IGA, Capacity Building, DRR, CBO, Senior Citizen

Major Activities:

  • The Forest Department (FD) Completed restoration of roughly 102 ha of these denuded hills through establishment of plantations involving both short and long rotation species under this project
  • Day observation (Art/essay/ debate competition among the school /college student)
  • Group formation with the target beneficiaries-30 (Sadhanpur-20 & Kalipur-10) Groups & Holding regular meeting with group members.
  • Biodiversity club formation with the local youth/ school & college students. 4 Clubs formed and actively organizing and participating in different awareness programs; 2 Union Level Community Patrolling Group (CPG)  formed
  • Co-management Council & Committee formation & Holding regular meeting with Co-management Council & Committee members
  • Holding Entrepreneurship Development on Improve Cooking Stove (ICS)
  • Skill development training of group members on Vegetables Cultivation, Bamboo Made Handicrafts, Nursery, Tailoring, Apiculture etc. Orientation training on vegetable gardening

Project Participants (Direct):

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

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F

M

F

M

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M

F

26

43

120

120

13

57

278

532

50

71

 

Project Duration: January 2009 to March 2017 (3 phase)

Financial partner (Donor): Arannayk Foundation (AF)

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Bhanskhali, Chittagong

Project Budget: 180 00 000 (3 phase)

Number of project staffs and volunteers :

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

4

1

Contact Person: Abdur Rakib, Program Coordinator.

Email: a.rakib@ahsaniamission.org.bd

Cell : 01758 939678