Government of Bangladesh and UN agencies to launch National Resilience Programme

Aug 21, 2017

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) today signed an agreement to jointly implement a gender responsive National Resilience Programme together with the Government of Bangladesh. Based on its strong history of supporting government in implementing disaster risk management programmes, UNDP will serve as convening agency for the joint programme.

While Bangladesh has become a global leader in the field of disaster risk reduction, the changing climate and emerging earthquake risks pose significant risks to economic development and poverty reduction.

The programme will strengthen national capacity to manage risk from natural hazards and achieving resilience against disaster and climate shocks and stresses, with an aim to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive, gender responsive disaster management and risk informed development.

In order to implement the programme, the three agencies will partner with the Ministries of Disaster Management and Relief, Planning, Women and Children Affairs, and Local Government.

The National Resilience Programme has been developed with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

The programme builds on the significant achievements of the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP-I and CDMP-II) funded by DFID, SIDA, EU, Norway, and Australia, and implemented by UNDP.

The National Resilience Programme will support the implementation of the Seventh Five Year Plan of the Government, the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. 


The programme is set to launch at the end of August 2017.


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