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Experts for innovative disaster management

28 May 2015

Staff Reporter :
Disaster management experts at a seminar at Reporter Unity in the city yestewrday demanded equality and dignity based partnership for sustainable capacity for managing disaster risk reduction and response The seminar jointly organized by several NGOs and civil society organizations was held at a time when on the occasion of World Humanitarian Summit.
The participants laid emphasis on effectiveness and innovations on the humanitarian activities to develop effective response to disaster.
The seminar was moderated by Rezaul Karim Cowdhury of COAST Trust and presided by Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad,
Chairman, PKSF and Md. Shah Kamal, Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief was the chief guest of the occasion.
Mr. Jeremy Wellard, Representative from the regional office of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) in Bangkok was present as the special guest.
The group conducted field level consultations and individual interviews in 16 districts
of Bangladesh on various issues of Natural Disaster management. In total 3500 people from various sections took part in the process.

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