#1021
Keymaster

Yes, Matt, this does show that all countries are beginning to work off similar frameworks. I understand that the first two overall DRM advisers for CDMP were Australians, who brought best practice Emergency Management from Australia into this new government system. There are enormous challenges in countries like Bangladesh..not only do their natural disasters (eg tropical cyclones; flooding; river erosion) tend to dwarf Australia’s, there is also a huge range of extra stakeholders to coordinate..these including large numbers of national (eg BRAC) and international agencies; UN agencies; and donors. All that being said however, things are generally improving as the loss if lives from tropical cyclones (where the storm surge is the killer) have dramatically decreased over the past 20-30 years. ie the Bangladesh Government is increasingly carrying out those six key DR interventions better, as well as the 12 DRM initiatives…..