Call to build up disaster resilient future generation

Speakers at a conference recently stressed on building disaster resilient future generation to strive with the different types disaster including cyclone, flood, droughts, salinity intrusion, river erosion, water logging, fire, building collapses and earthquakes.
They said, though the poverty line has been decreased but the number of poor people remains almost same and it is important to build capacities of these new generations to ward resilience, says a press release.
They said while addressing an inaugural ceremony of a two-day international conference on ‘Community Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building’ at Banani, Hotel Dhaka Garden Inn in the city.
Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) and South Asia Partnership (SAP)-Bangladesh jointly organized the conference where representatives and head from country’s different local and international organizations took part in the conference.
International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) and Give2Asia supported the conference.
“It has been a long-time philosophy of IIRR that the poor people have the inherent capacity to release themselves from the poverty,” said Marrissa B Espineli, Director of IIRR Asia.
“The intention of this conference is to highlight and recognize local disaster preparedness actions of Bangladesh NGO’s,” revealed Matt Grager, Program Director of Give2 Asia.
On the opening ceremony Mohammad Abdul Qayyum, Additional Secretary and National Program Director (NPD) of Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDMP)-II delivered Inspirational Talk to the participants.
Besides, DAM Executive Director Dr M Ehsanur Rahman, Executive Director of South Asia Partnership (SAP) Bangladesh Syed Nurul Alam, Director of Regional Centre for Asia of International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) Marissa B Espineli, Project Manager of NGO Disaster Preparedness Program of IIRR Wilson John D Barbon and Director of Disaster Preparedness Program of Give2Asia Matt Grager were present. – Staff Reporter

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