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Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, Disaster Management Bureau

Acronym DMB
Type Government
Disaster Management & Relief Bhaban (4th Floor)
92-93 Mohakhali C/A
Tel 880 2 8858755
Fax 880 2 8851615
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Website http://www.dmb.gov.bd
Activities DMB is a small dynamic professional centre of excellence at national level to perform specialist support functions working in close collaboration with DCs and DRROs at district level and UNOs and PIOs at subdistrictlevel and the concerned line ministries under the overall authority of a high-level inter-ministerial committee. It is a technical arm to the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management of Govt. of Bangladesh. DMB is meant to overview and coordinate all activities related to disaster management from national down to the grass-root level. DMB therefore acts as a facilitator and as a depository of all disaster related information, maintains inventory of skilled personnel, continues with awareness building, prepares and validates Local Disaster Action Plan (LDAP), monitors disaster preparedness activities through district authorities and maintains coordination with line departments/agencies, NGOs, social organizations, etc. To summarize the following are the broad activities of DMB:

Ć Provision of expert staff services to the National Disaster Management Council (NDMC) and Inter-Ministerial Disaster Management Coordination Committee (IMDMCC).

Ć Promotion of disaster prevention/mitigation and preparedness within all agencies and levels of government.

Ć Providing guidelines, organizing training and promoting the preparation of disaster action plans.

Ć Maintaining coordination with line departments/agencies, NGOs, social organizations, etc.

Group(s): IOC Created: 2008-10-12 Last Updated: 2010-08-24

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