International Conference on the Rohingya Crisis in Comparative Perspective
University College London (UCL): We aim to understand the root causes of the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, the drivers of Rohingya influx into Bangladesh, Rohingya diaspora and their adaptation strategies in host countries, and the overall implications for security and peace in South Asia. We are also keen to compare the Rohingya crisis with other examples of ethnic cleansing and human rights violations that occurred globally. We invite scholars, students,  policy makers, humanitarian workers, donors, media, activists, practitioners, officials, NGOs, community leaders, and other stakeholders to submit original short papers, discussions or concept notes on the Rohingya crisis or other cases
Cyclone Fani: Danger Signal 7 for Mongla and Payra, 6 for Chattogram Port
The very severe cyclonic storm “Fani” over west-central bay and adjoining area moved north-northeastwards further over west-central bay and adjoining northwest bay (lat. 17.8°n, long. 84.9°e) and was centered at 06 pm today (02 may 2019) about 910 km southwest of Chattogram port, 885 km southwest of cox’s bazar port, 735 km southwest of Mongla port and 760 km southwest of Payra port. [Special Bulletin of Bangladesh Meteorological Department] It is likely to intensify further, move in a north-northeasterly direction, cross Odisha coast of India by afternoon of 03 may 2019 and then moved north-northeasterly direction over Odisha-West Bengal coastal
BGS Conference on Resource Management, Sustainability and Climate Change
The increasing threats of human impacts on natural resources call upon an immediate need to address the issues and to reconsider the existing management practices for achieving sustainability. Bangladesh a disaster prone country, we must pro-actively consider climate change to find sustainable/need based effective solutions for natural resource management, while impacts are direct, adverse and require immediate actions. To receive expert’s opinions on these burning issues, a day long conference entitled RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE is going to be organized by the Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS) on 30 March 2019 Saturday at the Department of Geography and Environment,
Master in Disaster Management, BRAC University
BRAC University: It is well known that Bangladesh is a highly disaster-prone country and particularly in the context of widespread poverty, disasters often assume great proportions; both risk and vulnerability to various disasters are extensive. Some disasters, such as floods and drought, are annual and cause national loss at a regular frequency. Others, such as cyclones and earthquakes, are waiting in the offing, and it is not hard to imagine the destruction that could occur in a severe earthquake in the rapidly growing and densely populated urban areas. There is thus an important need for disaster management in this context
Infrastructure And Housing Expert, Dhaka, Bangladesh
National Urban Poverty Reduction Programme (NUPRP) will provide support towards contributing to balanced, sustainable growth and reduction of urban poverty in Bangladesh. NUPRP will work nationwide and cover poor people living in slums and informal settlements in cities and towns in Bangladesh. Selected NUPRP cities/towns will either be City Corporations and Class a Pourashavas. NUPRP will initially focus on 12 cities/ towns in Phase 1. NUPRP intends to contribute to more effective inclusive urbanization in Bangladesh. Recognizing the complexity of inclusive and climate smart urban development, the expected outcomes of the programme relate to different levels of intervention: national, municipal
Localization of Humanitarian Response – a proven frontier for BRAC
The pre-discussion and debates on developing sustainable development goals (SDGs) highlighted a common learning. And it was around localization. During the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) 2016, the idea of localization becomes more clearer among the government delegates, donors, philanthropists, civil society organizations and representatives of vulnerable communities. Localization becomes the backbone of argument of civil society organizations during grand bargain. At the summit delegates of states and representatives of international organizations and donors have accepted localization as a key principle of humanitarian response. Civil society organizations moved one step ahead and demanded that at least twenty five percent of
Govt moves to save Naria from Padma
The Daily Star  The government yesterday approved a project to dredge and protect the bank of 18km stretches of the Padma to save Naria and Jazira upazilas in Shariatpur from erosion. The cabinet committee on purchase okayed the water resources ministry’s proposal. After the meeting, Nasima Begum, additional secretary of the cabinet division, told reporters that the committee in principle selected Khulna Shipyard Ltd for the work, which costs Tk 1077.58 crore, through direct purchase method. An official of the ministry said the work order would be given to the shipyard as soon as possible. Under the project “protection of
Distribution Focal Point (Shelter/NFI)
International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply. IOM Offices and vehicles have smoke-free work environment. IOM is looking for a Distribution Focal Point (Shelter/NFI) according to the Terms of Reference below. Interested applicants are invited to apply by 10.09.2018 at the latest, referring to the vacancy notice ref. code on the e-mail subject header. General Functions: Under the direct supervision of the Shelter/NFI Programme Officer and overall supervision of the Emergency Coordinator in Cox’s Bazar, the incumbent will assist the concern programme unit for field implementation of the programme; the incumbent
2nd International Conference on Disability and Disaster Risk Management
MoDMR The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda. It was endorsed by the UN General Assembly following the 2015 Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR). It has been widely hailed as the most inclusive of its kind. The framework provides multiple references to accessibility, inclusion and universal design, provides an outline that can lead to a safer, more resilient world for all. The Sendai Framework underscores that disaster risk reduction is essential to achieve sustainable development. This is echoed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Stay in Sea water during low tide and night is not safe: Cox’s Bazar Tourist Police