Bangladesh: Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (I)


16 October 2011




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Bangladesh is a disaster prone country due to its geographic location, and climate change will enhance the country’s exposure to climate-related disasters, such as floods, droughts, tropical storms and cyclones. In 2004, the Government of Bangladesh, DFID, and UNDP, started implementation of the Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDMP). The CDMP aims to achieve a paradigm shift in national disaster management from a conventional response-and-recovery approach to a more comprehensive risk-assessment-and-reduction approach. For the first time, possible climate change impacts are being included in the risk assessment process and in disaster preparedness and management activities. Integration of climate change into the Comprehensive Disaster Management Program is being achieved through  (a) capacity-building of government institutions; (b) climate change modeling; (c) strengthening the knowledge and information basis on climate change; (d) strategies for awareness-raising, advocacy and coordination; and (e) pilot projects to support livelihoods adaptation to climate change in the agricultural sector.  Read more: Comprehensive Disaster Management Program : Read more: Comprehensive Disaster Management Program : Contact: Comprehensive Disaster Management ProgrammeDisaster Management and Relief Bhaban (6th Floor)92-93 Mohakhali C/A, Dhaka-1212, BangladeshTel:             +880-2-9890937      , Fax: +880-2-9890854E-mail:

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