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.

 

Disaster Preparedness
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.

 

Activities

  • • Building awareness on CC & V.
  • • Training on DRR & CCA.
  • • Training on CSCA.
  • • Activation of UDMC.
  • • Constructed pipe culverts,
    U-drains, mound protection wall.
  • • Supply search and rescue
    equipments and improved
    cooking stoves.

 

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.

 

Activities

  • • Relief package distribution to 2008 HHs.
  • • Cash transfer to 2708 HHs.
  • • Rehabilitation support to 1770

 

DRR & CCA Coverage

  • • 320 CRA completed.
  • • Contingency plan developed at families level (339), community levels (62) and union levels.
  • • Supported 9 Lead actors to prepare their emergency logistic and financial policy.
  • • Emergency partnership with CARE-Bangladesh, Oxfam,UNDP and WFP.
  • • Strong networking with humanitarian actors like NAHAB, NAWG, LNHA etc.
  • • 218 UDVs received training and refreshers on disaster management and 1,443 staffs including UDVs in POPI conducted/responded in any case of disaster
  • • 115 quarterly learning and sharing meetings held with UzDMC and UDVs
  • • School-Based Teenage Brigades (SBTB) formed comprising of 13581 members.
  • • 2008 HHs received relief and rehabilitation and cash grant support

 

*All quantitative information belongs to financial year 2017-2018.

 

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