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12 Dec 2017 description

To assist South Asia with post disaster response due to the recent flooding and population displacements in the region, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China has partnered with the United Nations Development programme (UNDP), to provide US $12 million to support early recovery efforts in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal.

24 Sep 2017 description

The Government of Bangladesh reaffirmed its commitment to fully implement the Chittagong Hill Tract Peace Accord, 1997, by inaugurating a new project “Strengthening Inclusive Development in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (SID-CHT)” that will be implemented with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with USAID and Danida. The new development project that will be implemented in the next five years is focusing on sustainable and inclusive development of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

29 Aug 2017 description

Dhaka, 21 August 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.

12 Jul 2017 description

Bangkok, Thailand – Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools across the Asia-Pacific region. ­­­­

28 Jun 2017 description
  1. Cyclone Mora: 30 May 2017
  2. Langadu Communal Attack: 02 June 2017
  3. Landslides in Rangamati and other districts: 13 June 2017
  4. Flash flood after the land slides in CHT

Cyclone Mora: 30 May 2017

On 30 May 2017 morning Cyclone Mora made landfall in Bangladesh on which have damaged several houses and packed winds of up to 117 kilometres per hour. The Mora hitBandarban and Rangamati Hill Districts. It destroyed 3000+ homes in Bandarban Hill District. It caused extensive damage to the fruit orchards in both the districts.

14 Jun 2017 description

This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2016, the Joint Programme provided support to 45 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.

05 Jun 2017 description

This publication shows how change works. It is a collection of 10 transformative development stories for development practitioners. It explains how the featured projects have yielded lasting, far-reaching results, and accelerated early progress on multiple Sustainable Development Goals. The interventions profiled here demonstrate how much can happen when commitment is sustained, and when governments, private sector, civil society and UNDP work together. Innovation, delivering at large-scale, and partnership are key elements of the successful projects in the publication.

08 May 2017 description

Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world. The country is frequently subjected to cyclones, floods, and storm surges due to the adverse impact of climate change. Coastal mangroves are playing significant role in protecting the life and livelihoods of the millions of vulnerable coastal populations from climate induced extreme weather events.

08 Mar 2017 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (8 March 2017) — Finance ministers and senior officials from 15 developing economies across Asia and the Pacific met today at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila to discuss enhanced economic and financial responses to climate change.

26 Nov 2016 description

Need Analysis

Cyclone Roanu
- Joint response plan of HCTT targeted 35,000 HHs to provide support in terms of emergency shelter and NFIs.

Monsoon Flood
- People displaced by floods are staying on the nearest high ground to their houses. This includes roof tops, roads, and embankments as well as in flood shelters and schools.
- Over 250,000 houses have been damaged or completely destroyed.
- 16,770 houses have been washed away due to river erosion and over 65,000 houses/ homesteads have been damaged due to erosion.

21 Nov 2016 description

The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.

10 Nov 2016 description

New Report ‘Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs’ Calls for Collaboration to ‘Deliver as One’*

15 Oct 2016 description

In Asia and the Pacific, the consolidation of the Governance and Conflict Prevention work under one cluster has led to a number of regional initiatives with specific focus on peacebuilding including a Regional Project on Supporting Inclusive and Peaceful Societies in Asia Pacific (SIPSAP).

To take stock of the work done at the country level we are pleased to present Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding work in Asia Pacific, a report put together by the Bangkok Regional Hub with inputs from Country Offices engaged in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding.

07 Sep 2016 description

5 September, Dhaka: The Upazila Governance Project (UZGP) is going to launch a school-level “Red Card Campaign” on Wednesday, 7 September 2016, aimed at raising awareness among school students, teachers, guardians and community people to fight against early marriage and sexual harassment.

23 Aug 2016 description

by Jazmin Burgess, Global Coordinator, Boots on the Ground, UNDP

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are on the frontlines of climate change. With populations often heavily reliant on climate-vulnerable sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and forestry to drive their economies, the impacts of climate change are amplified. One erratic storm or years of changing growing seasons can wipe out food and water supplies for years or decades.

28 Jun 2016 description

On 28 June 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China, as part of the Sharing and Learning on Community Based Disaster Management in Asia Project (CBDM Asia Phase II), co-hosted an Experience Sharing Workshop on Community Disaster Reduction and Relief in Chengdu, China.

30 Apr 2016 description

OVERVIEW

  • Bangladesh risk profile includes cyclones, flooding, water logging, storms, drought, earthquake, landslides, river erosion and urban hazards. Being the most densely populated country in the world a high number of people is often affected by events. Type of hazards is mostly seasonal.

  • Bangladesh key vulnerability factors include poverty, settlements in high risk areas, landless, migrants, old and disabled and female headed households.

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