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Elements of disaster resilience: lessons from Bangladesh

This compilation - Elements of disaster resilience: lessons from Bangladesh - summarizes the experience of the Bangladesh component of the DRR Project. Five important elements of this initiative, namely livelihood options, cluster housing, water & sanitation, community-based organizations (CBOs), and volunteers, are included in this compilation. A summary of the compilation in Bangla is also included.

Lessons from Bangladesh

The `Mainstreaming Livelihood-Centred Approaches to
Disaster Management' is a multi-country project of
Practical Action, under its Reducing Vulnerability &
Natural Resource Management Programme. The project
is funded by UKaid from the Department for
International Development (DFID)/ Conflict and
Humanitarian Fund (CHF). Started in January 2006,
this five-year project is being implemented in
Bangladesh, Nepal, Peru, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe with
active participation of local partners.

The Bangladesh component of the project, also referred
to as 'DRR Project', directly worked with 6,000
vulnerable families of five unions of Gaibandha Sadar
upazila (Kamarjani union) of Gaibandha district,
Sariakandi upazila (Sadar and Narchi unions) of Bogra
district, and Kazipur upazila (Sadar and Maizbari
unions) of Sirajganj district.

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