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International Recovery Platform

Workshop on Disaster Recovery Planning, Bangladesh

Mainstreaming "build back better" in recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction was expressed during the Stakeholders' Consultation, 9-10 December 2014 in Dhaka. In response to this, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), the Build Back Better Foundation (BBBF), the United Nations Development Programme in Bangladesh (UNDP), and the International Recovery Platform (IRP) had jointly organized a three-day Workshop on Disaster Recovery Planning, 25-27 May 2015 at CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Gathering over 50 high level and technical delegations from various ministries of the government, universities, development partner organizations, NGOs, and private sector, the event discussed recovery agenda in Bangladesh in the context of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. It also explored options to strengthen existing policy frameworks, including amendments to the Disaster Management Act of 2012, Standing Orders on Disaster, and the National Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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