- Reaching out to Other Countries
- Consortia Reflection & Planning 2013
- Reflections on Joint Needs Assessment Progress in Bangladesh
- Bangladesh passes Disaster Management Act
- ECB Bangladesh Consortium develops a Protocol for Emergency Response Engagement
- ECB Consortia share learning highlights from inter-agency Simulations in 2010-2011
- ECB first Joint Advocacy Strategy launched in Bangladesh
- Joint Training on Accountability & Cyclone Aila Review
- Horn of Africa
- What is an ECB Consortium?
- How did we select five ECB Consortia?
- What is a CEP?
Every year around 10 million people in Bangladesh are affected by disasters. It is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and, although Bangladesh has improved literacy and decreased child mortality rates in recent years, 44% of the population lives below the poverty line. The country is highly vulnerable to disasters such as cyclones and flooding.
Seven charities* work together as the ECB Bangladesh Consortium to help the country prepare for and respond to emergencies. Most recently after more than two years of lobbying by ECB agencies, the Government passed the Bangladesh Disaster Management Act (DMA). The Act provides a major opportunity to improve the delivery and coordination of emergency aid in Bangladesh.
ECB Project work in Bangladesh
- The ECB Bangladesh Consortium performed three joint needs assessments (JNAs) following heavy rains in south-eastern and north-eastern Bangladesh in 2012. This was a major step forwards in developing assessment capacity in Bangladesh. They were the first JNAs to be performed under the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT) mechanism. Visit the official HCTT website pages.
- The ECB Bangladesh Consortium held a workshop in October 2012 to review the JNA work and come up with next steps for JNAs in the country. An article in the February 2013 ECB newsletter highlights the progress made on JNAs in Bangladesh.
- The ECB Accountability and Impact Measurement (AIM) Standing Team went to Bangladesh from April to May 2012. They identified gaps in accountability and agreed recommendations for future priorities. This work resulted in Accountability Improvement Plans (AIPs) for six of the ECB member agencies – a major breakthrough. These AIPs are now being implemented and monitored, find out more.
- In 2012 43 national staff, representing 21 organizations, took part in ENHAnce Bangladesh – an ECB Project program that develops leadership, management and the core humanitarian skills of national personnel. Their training was then tested during multi-agency emergency simulations. Following the success of the 2012 ENHAnce program, a strategic decision was taken by the ECB Project consortium in Bangladesh to replicate the ENHAnce program in 2013. The ENHAnce core skills materials are available in Bangla on request.
- In June 2012 three members of the ECB Bangladesh Consortium team visited Indonesia to take part in a JNA workshop, reviewing tools and sharing approaches.
- The ECB Bangladesh Consortium supported the development of Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) & Climate Change Adaptation (CCA)
- In February 2012 the ECB Bangladesh Consortium hosted the final conference in the ECBinter-active learning series. A full conference learning summary, participant interviews and downloadable presentation materials are available now.
Resources for ECB Bangladesh
- The Sphere Handbook has been translated into Bangla. In September 2012 a training of trainers workshop was held for national staff to train colleagues how to use the handbook.
- The HAP Standard has been translated into Bangla by COAST Trust with contributions from ECB Project agencies and staff.
- The Good Enough Guide is also available in Bangla.
- The Research and Innovations Officer from ALNAP visited Bangladesh in September to research a blog about humanitarian networks in ECB Bangladesh.
- ECB World Vision Adventures in Partnering series:
- Case Study C: Local Response Protocols in Bangladesh and Indonesia.
- Case Study D: Joint Advocacy in Bangladesh - Everybody Wins.
- Case Study F: Translating the Good Enough Guide into Bangla.
- The Consortium Self-Assessment Survey (CSAS) for Bangladesh.
* The ECB Bangladesh Consortium is led by Save the Children. Other members are CARE, Concern, CRS / Caritas, Plan, Oxfam and World Vision. The consortium is managed by Nayar Iqbal and ECB Field Facilitator Md. Harun or Rashid.
Contact us for more information about our work in Bangladesh.