HazInfo Dissemination Workshop in Bangladesh on October 25th

Posted on October 8, 2007  /  1 Comments

On October 25, 2007, LIRNEasia will hold its first regional dissemination workshop for the “Evaluating Last Mile Hazard Information Dissemination” (HazInfo) pilot project at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) through its Bangladesh Network Office for Urban Safety (BNUS) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The purpose of the workshop is to gather experts, practitioners and community organizations to discuss the findings of the HazInfo project and determine ways in which the project may be developed to suit community-based hazard information dissemination regionally. The “Sharing Knowledge on Disaster Warning: Community-based Last-Mile Warning Systems” workshop in Dhaka will feature five presenters from government, academia and NGOs. Dr. A.M.M. Safiullah, Vice-Chancellor of BUET, will be Chief Guest during the workshop inauguration. Presenters from LIRNEasia include Dr. Rohan Samarajiva, Mr. Nuwan Waidyanatha and Ms. Natasha Udu-gama. Each will present different aspects of the HazInfo results. For more information on this workshop, the following documents are now available:

Dhaka HazInfo Workshop Agenda
Dhaka HazInfo Workshop Brochure
Dhaka HazInfo Workshop News Release

The Dhaka HazInfo workshop is the first in a series of HazInfo dissemination events in the region. The next workshop will be held in partnership with the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, India on November 19, 2007. The third, and final, regional workshop is proposed to be held in Indonesia in January. More details on these upcoming workshops will be available in the months ahead.

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  1. Dear Madam/Sir,

    Heartiest Greetings from Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC).

    BNNRC is a national networking body working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for remote & marginalized population.

    BNNRC registered with Ministry of Law, Parliamentary and Justice Affairs as a trust and NGO Affairs Bureau, Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Bangladesh according to the foreign donation(Voluntary Activities) regulation ordinance 1978 as an organization on Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) and established in 2000 as per Article 19 charter of UN bill of rights.

    BNNRC now strive for following core interventions to achieve WSIS action plan, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and PRS in Bangladesh;

    1. Awareness on correlations of ICT, poverty alleviation and Institutionalization of Democracy and Right to information(RTI)
    2. Establishment of ICT Resource Center and Promotion of Radio Listeners Club as primary ICT catalyst in remote rural areas
    3. Advocacy and Campaign for Bridge the Digital Divide/Information Divide/ Knowledge Divide and Open up airwaves for Community Radio – voices for the voice-less
    4. Piloting of ICT4D projects at rural areas to create show case examples for greater multiplication through Rural Knowledge Center(RKC)
    5. Establishment Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) for Disaster Risk Reduction
    6. People’s Rights in Telecommunication/ Global Commons/ Country Commons/Energy
    7. Building capacity for ICT Journalist

    In this backdrop, we would be very happy if you allow us as a participant to HazInfo Dissemination Workshop in Bangladesh on October 25th
    Looking forward to stay with You.
    With best regards,


    AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR
    Chief Executive Officer
    Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
    Member, Strategy Council
    UN-Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID)

    House: 13/1, Road:2, Shaymoli, Dhaka-1207
    Post Box: 5095, Dhaka 1205 Bangladesh

    Phone: 88-02-9130750, 88-02-9138501
    01711881647 Fax: 88-02-9138501-105

    E-mail: ceo@bnnrc.net, bnnrc@bd.drik.net,