Local People and The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction


For a Local tiny Farmers’ Research Institute- which evolved from the local community itself and being funded only by the same since long 15 years was not a easy task at all to secure a Ignite stage (IS5) and a side event (SE21) at the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference (6thAMCDRR), 22-26 June,2014. Bangkok,Thailand.

Md. Zakir Hossain (Shahin) begins the Journey alone to carry forward the voices, wishes and wisdom with Disaster Management of the local community with the aim of contributing to formulate Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and implement it successfully at the local level largely.

 At the conference, Krisoker Sor (Farmers’ Voice) have delivered two position papers (Read 1, Read 2), contributed to CSOs Statement, organised two sessions. One relates to how school children initiated to restore a water ecosystem (IS5). Other session (SE21) consists of:

 1) The importance of policy support to local tree species and local crop varieties, local wisdom for making local people in Bangladesh resilient to Disaster Risks, pictorial example of Sidr’ 2007.

2) How a development initiative destroys the harmonised and well managed ecosystem- which provided the livelihood to the locality.

3) Impact of Fukushima nuclear disaster on farming systems.

Following formal sessions were actively participated by Md. Zakir Hossain excludes non formal discussion with various stakeholders and participants.




22 June, 2014

PC2: Community practitioners platform for resilience : Pre-Conference Consultation


SE37: Involvement of the private sector in disaster risk reduction through ensuring Index-Based Flood Insurance and Mobile Money Transfer as Humanitarian Assistance: A new experience in Bangladesh


Question was raised regarding increase of disaster risks at the locality due to development initiatives in Bangladesh. GoB representative has assured us about the changing of government strategy on the issue.

PC7: Accessing Local Funds for Community Risk Reduction: A Success Story from Bangladesh.

PC9: Local Level Actions in Asia Pacific Civil Societ Organisations


23 June, 2014

PC20: Stakeholder consultation: Civil Society Organizations


PC12: Strengthening Community Resilience

The question was to be raised: A large number of ADB financed development initiatives in Bangladesh have increased disaster risks at the local people and ecosystem. How much is the possibility of making and inventory on the issue.

The session was over crowded.


HFA2 PL1: Multi-stakeholder Dialogue

The issue of partnering local people to Disaster Risk Management was raised before the Chair of the session and the Head of UNISDR. She assured to have advancement on the issue by 2015 at NewYork Sustainable Conference.

24 June, 2014

IS5: Story of ‘Shimulbhanga’- restoration and renovation of water ecosystem initiated by the local people to fight back disaster

Read the Concept Note

See the Presentation


SE21: Freeing local people from top enforced pseudo development, Exploring their investable resources and checking the possibilities of partnering them to implementing Post- 2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Read the Concept Note

Read the session report

Download the presentations

Presenters: Zakir, Ohashi, Marcus

PL1: Enhancing Resilience at Local Levels


IS1: Disaster and Climate Resilient Habitat: A Comprehensive Approach for Resilient Community   


25 June, 2014

SS5: School Safety


SE39: Reducing Underlying Risks:  Experiences from South Asia

The issue of making an inventory of disaster risks already been created in various sectors while performing development policy and actions. Formulation of proper strategic position for Humanitarian organisations was pointed to keep the integrity while partnering with private sectors.

SE34: The Savar Project: a reference methodology to assess vulnerability in the aftermath of a human induced disaster in Bangladesh  


HFA2 PL-3: Developing an enhanced monitoring mechanism of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction

Request for setting up the mechanism to   sharing monitored data among nations and local community, making free of cost the monitoring related softwares for the local people were forwarded to the chair

26 June, 2014

Plenary Summary: 6AMCDRR and Asia Pacific inputs for the Post-2015 Framework for DRR

Read the speech


See video

On 26th June, a brief meeting was held with Ms. Margareta Wahlström, Head of UNISDR and greetings from our tiny community was forwarded.




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