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Upcoming national webinar on 'The Partnership Approach: Preparing Local Leaders for COVID-19 Sensitive DRR in Bangladesh’

Upcoming national webinar on 'The Partnership Approach: Preparing Local Leaders for COVID-19 Sensitive DRR in Bangladesh’

18 Aug 2020

Dhaka, Bangladesh


The COVID-19 crisis is still devastating lives and livelihoods and disrupting health and education programs. National and local governments are leading the COVID-19 response in countries with help from local non-government organizations and private sector to support locally-led actions for preparedness and response.

In Bangladesh, government agencies and many volunteer organizations and civil society organizations (CSOs) are raising awareness, conducting community campaigns, collecting funds, providing food assistance and helping hospitals with personal protective equipment (PPE). There is a need of formalizing and acknowledging their efforts to make their contribution effective for disaster preparedness and response.

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) through the South-South Learning Facility of its Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) is collaborating with Center for Disability in Development (CDD) in Bangladesh to organize a webinar on ‘The Partnership Approach: Preparing Local Leaders for COVID-19 Sensitive DRR in Bangladesh’.

The national webinar presents a multi-stakeholder perspective from Bangladesh on local leadership in the time of the pandemic and special invitees will share their insights on preparing for disasters in the country's COVID-19 scenario.

The national webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, 18 August, 2020 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon (Bangladesh Standard Time) via Zoom.

A group of distinguished panelists, moderated by Dr. K.M. Bayzid Amin, Medical Officer at National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), will be participating in the webinar. The panel will include:

  • Mr. Gawher Nayeem Wahra, Member Secretary of Foundation for Disaster Forum
  • Mr. Ahmadul Haque, Director at Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP)
  • Mr. A. H. M. Noman Khan, Executive Director of Center for Disability in Development (CDD)
  • Mr. Asif Ibrahim, Director at Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association

  • The webinar is designed for representatives from Bangladesh Government, local NGOs, INGOs, private sector and ADPC staff, so the webinar’s languages will be in Bengali and English.

    Click here to register for the upcoming webinar.