Mapping out the operational capacity of local stakeholders in Bangladesh to manage displacement in humanitarian crises and improve the safety of women and girls during disasters”
The mission of CAMP COORDINATION AND CAMP MANAGEMENT (CCCM), a Cluster Approach and mechanism adopted by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee in 2005 to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response, aims to improve quality of life and dignity of disaster and conflict-induced displaced people with advocating durable solution. To ensure the main objective, CCCM focuses on delivering strong field support, constructing and maintaining strategic partnerships, ensuring response capacities and developing adequate field tools, standards and technical guidance.
The CCCM Cluster in Bangladesh is co-led by the Bangladesh government and is focused on preparedness against natural hazards. The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief in Bangladesh and IOM have recently established a new cluster- the Disaster Management cluster (DMC)- is especially looking to support the Government of Bangladesh to strengthen disaster preparedness and response capacities at both national and local levels. In doing so, DMC has appointed Dr Mokhlesur Rahman, lead consultant and CEO of Centre for Research and Development (CRD), as a consultant to assess the disaster response capacities in the coastal regions of Bangladesh.
The objective of this consultancy is to support the national localization strategy and global CCCM localization efforts by mapping the capacity of local actors to prepare for and respond to disaster-induced displacement and meet the needs of displaced populations, in particular women and girls. The specific objectives of the assessments are to assess the disaster response capacities of local stakeholders in the cyclone-affected coastal regions and flood-affected regions of Bangladesh, to conduct a mapping of existing capacities and practices and identify gaps and associated targeted actions to inform the capacity building activities of the DMC and advance the localization strategy, to research and assess the unique needs and vulnerabilities of women and girls in disaster-induced displacement contexts and identify opportunities to mainstream GBV risk reduction into displacement management preparedness and response plans and finally to research potential areas to enhance coordination between line ministries and local stakeholders which would enable better protection of women, girls and persons with disabilities during disaster response.