DRR & CCA*
Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (DRR & CCA)
POPI conducts its DRR and CCA program in its working areas with twin objectives: 1. Building community capabilities to encounter and mitigate the negative impacts of climate change and natural disaster through enhancing community resilience and 2. Making urgent response to the disaster victims in the form of extending emergency relief for their immediate survival, and later on implementing rehabilitation activities to recover from the loss caused by a natural disaster.
Community Risk Analysis (CRA)
POPI has been working in 134 Upazilas of 21 districts covering 5 divisions of Bangladesh. Most of these are disaster prone areas and the community people living here suﬀer from diﬀerent forms of hazards, risks and vulnerabilities in a higher degree than many other places in the country. In this reporting period a total of 320 CRA has been prepared by the communities which were followed by development of Contingency Plans.
Contingency Plan Development
POPI attaches high importance to preparing, reviewing and updating the contingency plan as an important activity for addressing DRR & CCA related issues. Through indentifying various types of disaster that usually occur in the POPI working areas, contingency plans at community level as well as organizational level have been prepared, reviewed and updated this year. POPI also oﬀered capacity building assistance to 14 local humanitarian lead actors (NGOs) as well as government sectors so that they are equipped with required knowledge and skills to design, deliver and lead disaster preparedness process and make responses in their respective working areas eﬀectively.
POPI forged a strong partnership with reputed organizations such as CARE-Bangladesh, Oxfam, UNDP and WFP and under this partnership arrangement POPI staﬀ attended in training workshops and orientation sessions organized by them. As a member of NAWG, POPI participated in all the sessions for ﬁnalization of JNA tools. A total of 39 UDMC has been activated this year with POPI’s facilitation. There are 1272 Union Disaster Volunteers (UDVs) who have been working with POPI. A total of 218 UDVs received new and refreshers trainings on various aspects of disaster management.
Response and Rehabilitation
POPI conducted humanitarian response and rehabilitation program for the ﬂood (April 2017) victims in the most aﬀected areas of haor, POPI formed Haor Consortium with 4 major NGO partners (Caritas Bangladesh, DAM, DSK and ERA) with support of Oxfam Humanitarian Response Grant Facility (HRGF) fund through ELNHA project and also with the ﬁnancial support from Stromme Foundation and UBICO. This relief and rehabilitation program was continued up to December, 2017.
DRR & CCA Coverage
*All quantitative information belongs to financial year 2017-2018.