Emergency 2007 Cyclone Recovery and Restoration Project (ECRRP):
On 15 November 2007, cyclone Sidr struck the southwest coast of Bangladesh and moved inland breaching coastal and river embankments, flooding low-lying areas and causing extensive damage to lives and properties. The Emergency 2007 Cyclone Recovery and Restoration Project (ECRRP) supports a medium to long-term recovery program developed under the Joint Damage, Loss and Needs Assessment (JDLNA) that was undertaken after the occurrence of Cyclone Sidr on 15 November 2007. The project development objective (PDO) is to support Government of Bangladesh (GoB) efforts to facilitate recovery from the damage to livelihoods and infrastructure caused by cyclone Sidr and to build long-term preparedness through strengthened disaster risk management. Most importantly, ECRRP has supported the preparation and implementation of the first phase of a fifteen-year program for long-term disaster risk reduction. Read More
Urban Resilience Project (URP):
City-level actors are critical to the effort to develop resilient and livable cities in Bangladesh. Urban Resilience Project seeks to create and enabling environment for centrally coordinated and locally managed Disaster Risk Management (DRM). There are three core pillars of disaster resilience in urban settings as described in figure below including : i) effective emergency management; ii) improving structural resilience through reduction of existing physical vulnerability; and iii) risk-sensitive land use planning and safe construction standards and practices to ensure sustainable growth.
Figure: The Three Pillars of Urban Disaster Resilience
A Comprehensive approach to increase urban resilience requires coordinated long-term investment across the three pillars. The Urban Resilience Project (URP) would serve as the first in a series of investments, which will initially focus on Pillar 1, to improve the critical capacity and infrastructure for emergency planning and response. The project will also lay the foundations for subsequent investments in Pillars 2 and 3 by identifying key risks in the to-be built environment and developing the practice of risk-sensitive urban development. Read More