Disaster Risk Reduction in Dhaka City

At the institutional level, government agencies, academic institutions, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) aim to reduce the risks posed by disasters through conducting research, devising policy and implementing CCA and DRR initiatives.

World Vision is well established in Dhaka, and has implemented a variety of initiatives aimed at reducing vulnerability among urban residents. Within their Area Development Programmes (ADPs), World Vision primarily directs their initiatives towards children residing in slum communities. Current programmes are found in education, health and awareness raising programmes. World Vision seek to incorporate DRR and CCA activities into their mainstream program focuses in order to contribute to the current landscape of urban disaster risk management.