UN and Ministry of Disaster Management of Bangladesh hold technical workshop on multi-hazard risk assessment methods
15 December 2022
The Ministry of Disaster Management of Bangladesh, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) together with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office have organised a technical workshop on multi-hazard risk assessment methods.
The technical workshop on multi-hazard risk assessment methods and good practices for risk data governance took place on 13-14 December in Dhaka and was aimed to increase participant’s knowledge about how to perform multi-hazard risk assessment.
During the workshop, its trainers, a UNDRR’s risk knowledge initiatives consultant, Olaf Neussner, and an associate expert of the UNDRR’s Office for Asia and the Pacific, Harold Rice, covered different aspects of the notion of systemic risk and its core elements, primary and secondary effects of disasters, as well as disaster risk management. At the end of the 2-day seminar, the workshop participants received hands-on experience from various risk assessment approaches that could be applied to reduce risks within their own organisations.
Over thirty representatives from different government departments and UN agencies including the Ministry of Food, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), UNDP, WFP, UN Population Fund UNFPA and others participated in the workshop that was addressed by the Honourable Secretary Minister of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Md Kamrul Hasan ndc, the Director General Department of Disaster Management and Relief, Md Atiqul Haque, and the UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh, Gwyn Lewis.