Inclusion of the Excluded – engagement of refugees in Disaster Risk Reduction: Case study of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
This presentation will demonstrate the good practices for the inclusion of refugees into national and local level DM systems. It will share the experiences and learnings gained from the engagement with refugees on reducing risks and building resilience through the replication and adaptation of the national level DM and Early Warning systems. It will portray the local leadership of the refugee community, host communities, local government and civil society agencies that worked in a collective manner to understand the inter-connected disaster risks and the needs to a whole-of-society approach rather than through a fragmented manner.
Speakers from the Bangladesh Red Cross Society will share their role where they have been able to act as a convenor to this process and bring various stakeholders to the discussion table. Speakers from the Government of Bangladesh will present the various DM policy and programmatic changes to incorporate refugees and their contribution.
Speakers: Ahmadul Haque, Sazzad Ansari and Colin Fernandes
Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) and IFRC Bangladesh
BNDCC 1-Ground Floor