Bangladesh: E-Library on Disaster Management

In Bangladesh, the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP II) has established an online library including more than 200 documents and other knowledge material on disaster management and climate change adaptation. CDMP II is a programme under the Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief in Bangladesh.

The e-library stores and shares materials useful to disaster management practitioners, Government Agencies, development partners, academicians, researchers and students, media, individuals and organisations involved in disaster management. The content is grouped into different thematic areas such as disaster risk management, climate change, vulnerability & adaptation, seismic & earthquake risk, rural and urban risk reduction and different tools and approaches. The materials mostly focus on local level disaster impacts and risk assessments, risk reduction action plans and adaptation. In addition, some national level knowledge products (e.g. impact studies an policy oriented publications) are also available. The available material, including study reports, manuals, tools, maps and hazard plans for Bangladesh, was generated by CDMP, the Department Of Disaster Management and other Government agencies, UN agencies, INGOs, NGOs, research organisations, and individuals.

Individuals, organisations as well as disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation practitioners are encouraged to share their documents and products through the platform.