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‘Early preparedness, efficient management can reducing disaster risk’

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Coordinated GO-NGO efforts and adoption of early preparedness with
efficient emergency response management system could reduce risk of
natural disasters amid climate change impacts, speakers said here
yesterday.
They were addressing a workshop on ‘Role of GO-NGOs in Disaster
Management and Adaptation with Climate Change’ organised by RDRS
Bangladesh at Gangachara upazila parishad auditorium with the
assistances of the upazila administration.
Upazila chairman and valiant freedom fighter Majibar Rahman Pramanik
presided over the workshop participated by the upazila level GO-NGO
officials, heads of educational intuitions, public representatives,
civil society members, professionals and elite.
Gangachara upazila vice-chairmen Khairul Alam Babu and Khyanto Rani
Roy, Project Implementation Officer Motiar Rahman, Social Service
Officer Emdadul Haque Pramanik, Cooperative Officer Hosne Ara Begum,
Upazila Muktijoddha Commander Azizul Islam, addressed.
Local Awami League leader Abul Hossain Fatik, Agriculture Officer of
RDRS Bangladesh Shameem Ahmed and its Filed Coordinator Abdus Sattar
also addressed the workshop.
Assistant Coordinator of RDRS Bangladesh Abdul Mannan narrated various
types of natural disasters, statistics and suggested way-outs for
reducing disaster risks everywhere including the disaster-prone rural
and urban areas amid climate change impacts.
The speakers put importance on coordinated efforts of all concerned
government and non-government organisations and public representatives
for creating social awareness and disseminating knowledge among common
people to reduce risks of natural disasters.
There is no alternative to adopting comprehensive steps to cope with
climate change impacts those mostly affect children, women and
livelihoods of the poor, socioeconomic development, agriculture,
environment, ecology and bio-diversity, they said.
In his speech, the upazila chairman asked for ensuring efficient
emergency response management systems through adopting precautionary
measures, effective dissemination of information with preparedness to
minimize damages during natural disasters.
He suggested for innovating need-based local mechanisms to cope and
adapt with the adverse impacts of climate change on the agriculture,
eco- systems, environment, bio- diversity and all sorts of increasing
threats of natural disasters.
The speakers expressed their concern over the adverse impacts of
climate changes being caused by emissions of the Green House Gases
melting huge ice and rising in the sea levels due to temperature rise.
The workshop also recommended for involving educational and religious
institutions side by side other locally available tolls for quicker
dissemination of disaster warnings for taking adequate early
preparation to reduce losses during natural disasters. -BSS, Rangpur

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