The Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT) co-led by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) and the UN, organized a special meeting on 22 August 2021 to launch the joint HCTT Nexus Strategy 2021-2025 to address the Climate-Related Disasters in Bangladesh. The Next five years HCTT members will jointly work to improve the Humanitarian-Development collaborations in humanitarian preparedness and response to support the National Plan for Disaster Management (NPDM) 2021-25 in the four areas of work- risk and impact analysis, priority preparedness actions, partnership for Institutional capacity and action plan for response.
The HCTT Nexus Strategy for Climate-related Disasters 2021-2025 is a humanitarian preparedness and response strategy developed to support the National Plan for Disaster Management (NPDM) 2021-25 and to complement the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for Bangladesh in relevant areas.
The document portrays an evidence-based estimate of humanitarian needs in the disaster situation combining existing analysis on climate-related risks with humanitarian conditions across high-risk districts in Bangladesh. The focus is on three types of climate related hazards: floods, cyclones and storm surges, and landslides. Based on this analysis and estimated humanitarian impacts, the Nexus Strategy outlines strategic objectives and key actions for 2021-2025 across the areas of risk and impact analysis, priority preparedness action, partnership for institutional capacity and action plan for response. Through these strategic objectives and corresponding actions, the Nexus Strategy provides a framework for coordinated activities for the HCTT and the wider humanitarian community, addresses gaps in current efforts, and complements efforts by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB). Special emphasis is placed on the importance of innovative financing mechanisms which are at the core of effective disaster management and promoting key actions to further strengthen consistent disaster risk financing and anticipatory action planning.
Download the full HCTT NEXUS STRATEGY (2021-2025) from here