DIDRR

In global consideration Bangladesh is a country of disaster prone and always burns with different types of risks. The coastal area of the country is seriously affected with frequent disasters. A great portion of the affected population lost their houses even many of them became disable. The disable peoples are popularly termed as PWD (Persons With Disability). This project concern only with PWDs. As the area is disaster prone, disable peoples are comparatively more affected than others. Considering the vulnerable condition of PWDs SANGRAM started this project in two unions of Kalapara upazila under Patuakhali district with the financial and technical assistance of CDD.

Name of Project : Inclusion of Persons with Disability in Disaster Risk Reduction

Duration : January 2014 to April 2015

Partner Organization : CDD (Center for Disability in Development)

Donor : MALTESER INTERNATIONAL.

Objectives

  1. To include Persons with Disability (PWD) in local level planning of DRR activities.

  2. To make disable friendly national and international rules and principles.

Working Area: Nilgonj and Baliatoli union of Kalapara upazila under Patuakhali district.

Target people: PWDs in working area, community people, students and members of union parishad.

Activities and achievements

Sl. No

Activities

Target

Achievement

1

Awareness raising session on Disaster

80

80

2

Awareness raising session with community for rescuing disable people during disaster

75

75

3

Awareness raising session in school level through various games for disable children

5

5

4

Planning meetings with SHGs on Disaster Management

8

8

5

Day long meetings with Apex Body members on disable friendly Disaster Risk Reduction.

1 day long

1 day long

6

Meetings with local government representative

6

6

7

Assistive device distribution to PWDs

21

21

8

Make disable friendly the offices of local government, school and shelters

8

8

9

Social Map set up in working area

2

2

10

Bill board set up inclusive of disable friendly DRR activities

1

1

11

Pillar and flag for early warning

4

4

12

Emergency rescue kits distribution to SHGs

2

2

13

Inception workshop on Project

1

0

14

Observation of International DRR Day at local level

1

1

Special attention to early warning, transfer the helpless people to safe places from risky places during disasters and made the lists of affected people, relief distribution and rehabilitation after disaster are the main concern of disaster management. Role of vulnerable people is more significant in terms of rescuing themselves during and after disaster. So, the vulnerable community especially PWDs should be trained up of their roles and how to save his/herself as well as help others and they should have clear understanding on disasters and disaster management at their level. This project provides training to the PWDs in the following issues

  • Awareness raising to the PWDs and other peoples.

  • How to help themselves during disasters.

  • About their rights in government facilities and the facilities are available at different tires of government.

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Key Information

Year of Inception : 1985

Founder : Chowdhury Mohammad Masum

Serving Country : Bangladesh

Number of Branches : 43

Present Donors : BCCRF, CBM/CDD, PKSF, DFID, Bangladesh Bank, IFAD, NGO Forum.

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