Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)

Seminar on “The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) and the Future of Disaster Management in Bangladesh” held at BUP

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Dhaka, 21 January 2019: With a view to discussing the future Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) planning of Bangladesh and its alignment with The Sendai Framework, a seminar on “The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) and the Future of Disaster Management in Bangladesh” was held on 21 January 2019 at Bijoy Auditorium on its campus. The Department of Disaster and Human Security Management, Faculty of Arts and Social Science of Bangladesh University of Professionals organized the seminar.

BUP VC Major General Md Emdad-Ul-Bari, ndc, psc, te graced the occasion as the Chief Guest while BUP Pro-VC Professor M Abul Kashem Mozumder, Ph.D. was present as the Special Guest in the seminar. Director, International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ICCCAD) and Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment & Development (IIED), Dr Saleemul Huq was present as keynote speaker. Brigadier General Omar Sadi, ndc, psc was present as the dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Science while Lt Col Abu Ayub Md Hassan, psc Chairman, Dept. of Disaster and Human Security Management moderated the seminar.

The keynote speaker and other key personnel’s discussed about the different aspects of disaster risk reduction in Bangladesh and future policy requirements for sustainable development in the seminar. Aiming for reducing disaster risk- the Sendai Framework was adopted in 2015, in Sendai, Japan. The Framework is a 15-year agreement from 2015 to 2030; consisting of 7 targets and 4 priorities. The Sendai Framework is designed specifically to achieve the substantial reduction of disaster risk, losses of lives and livelihoods.

Among others, BUP High Officials, Teachers and Students were also present in the seminar.