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Workshop on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction

By Zahid Al Amin ::

To orient and sensitize relevant GoB officials about the importance of implementation of Earthquake Contingency Plan of Dhaka City Corporation and to discuss opportunities and challenges, build consensus and develop a road map for the implementation of the same, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) in collaboration with Oxfam, organizes a workshop on Urban Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

When: 30 September, 2012, Technical session: 9.30 AM-1.00 PM, Discussion session: 2.00-5.00 PM

Where: Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) Auditorium, Kakrail,

Who: Chief Guest: Mr. Abu Alam Md. Shahid Khan, Secretary Local Government Division (LGD), MoLGRD&C

Special Guests:
>> Dr. M. Aslam Alam, Secretary Disaster Management & Relief Division (DMRD), MoDM&R
>> Mr. Gareth Price Jones, Country Director, Oxfam

Chair: Md. Shahjahan Ali Mollah, Administrator, Dhaka North City Corporation

We seek the support of the media in this unique endeavour, and hence request you to kindly appoint a reporter and a cameraperson to cover the event.

For further information please contact: Md Abdul Quayyum, Media & Communication Coordinator, Oxfam Bangladesh, via email:, mob: 01713060151

Note to editor:
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), and Oxfam have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the overall objective to contribute to the National Disaster Management Outcomes and resilience of the Dhaka North City Corporation to multiple hazards and climate change through strengthening the existing efforts of Government of Bangladesh by enhancing the coordination and resource sharing. Key focus of this partnership essentially includes work together to attain the parameters under Global Campaign “Making Cities Resilient; My City is Getting Ready” in DNCC, facilitate effective implementation of Earthquake contingency plan of Dhaka City Corporation.

* Zahid Al Amin
Prominent Journalist of Bangladesh

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