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Details of  Syed Ashraf ul Islam   


Gender male
Job title Communication Media Specialist
Department Planning
Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Govt of Bangladesh 92-93 Mohakhali C/A
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Nationality Bangladesh
Tel 880 2 9859638
Fax 880 2 9851615
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Website http://www.ddm.gov.bd
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Degree BA (Hons), MA, LCLDRM
Job type Operational Support (technical) , Institutional Management , Extension Services (Public Awareness)
Research Area(s) Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Pollution , Research Support Services , Policy, Law, Economics, Management , Pollution , Research Support Services
Research Activities Recent Activities 2013: Debris Management Planning for Bangladesh with US Army Corps of Engineers, US Pacific Command.

Adjunct Faculty Member (Disaster Risk Management) Independent University School of Environmental Science Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Research Region 48, 71
Skills/Expertise Key Competencies: Extensive experience of feasibility action design and planning for disaster/emergency risk management, contingency plan development and supervision of Urban Emergency Response. Especial expertise for content and concept development of emergency simulation and facilitate to Simulation, Drill and Mock Exercise. Proficiency on DRM Damage & Needs Assessment, guiding the training curriculum development process on DRM and training evaluation techniques and development of IEC material. Expertise on disaster risk management and Community based early warning system. Expertise on gender-sensitive curriculum development, planning and evaluation for gender equality for disaster risk management. Strong hold on research and policy support area especially on Conduction of research and disseminate learning documents, tools and developed many policy documents, capacity building package. Long experience of strengthening community development and disaster resilience work. Strong knowledge and experience of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation methods at the community level and with local authorities. Huge experience in training or capacity building on DRM with diverse groups. Experience of DRR policy and advocacy activities and knowledge of regional and global DRR and climate change policy arena. Excellent communication and shared learning experience on compilation of climate change issues and best practices of DRR. Communication skills including the ability to distil technical information for a non-specialist audience; and the ability to write policy and technical briefings. Strong understanding and demonstrable experience of Emergency ICS concept and humanitarian principles. Excellent group facilitation skills, with proven ability to lead a participatory workshop towards its aims. Facilitator of E-Discussion on Emergency Response, World Bank institute, USA Former Adjunct Faculty Member (Disaster Risk Management of MSc students) Independent University, School of Environmental Science, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh Core Group member for preparation of DRR/CCA Integration Guideline for Fisheries and Livestock Sectors under Climate Change Cell, Department of Environment Core Group member of TTX, Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) 2013,Dhaka AFD, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Pacific Command. Core Group member of policy development of Gender Responsive Disaster Management, World Bank. Core Group member for development of Model for DRR in Education and Education in Emergency (EiE), Save the Children and UNECEF. Member of CoP core team of Learning from Mega Disasters, World Bank Institute, New York, USA. Member of the IUCN - Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) Member (life) of Bangladesh Earthquake Society. Observer Member of the ALNAP, UK. Associate Member of Disaster, Conflict and Social Crisis Research Network Other membership/affiliation Former Focal point of Emergency Crisis Management Program for Enhancement for Emergency Response, BD Focal point for Children in Emergency from Govt. to UNICEF, Bangladesh Focal point for PIP Health Emergency from Govt. to ADPC, Thailand Former DER Local Consultative Group earthquake-working group member Consultative Committee Member: Study on Children in Emergency: Response to Cyclone in Bangladesh by Save the Children, UK Health Emergency Management of DG Health Services Country Representation: Several times in Working group Six of ICG/IOC-IOTWS on Tsunami disaster management form Bangladesh
Comments I Facilitate hundreds of Earthquake and Tsunami related Training for Bangladesh Red Crescent Society volunteer Group and for the IFRC officials. Facilitate Tsunami training programmes for Cyclone Preparedness Programme of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society. Develop the National Tsunami Action Plan for Disaster Management Bureau
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Syed ISLAM)

1. Earthquake Manual, A Book on Public Awareness about earthquake, Dhaka - June 2001 2. A guideline on Non-engineered construction method for Earthquake Safety, Co-Writer, Dhaka, January 2004 3. Training guide on Disaster management for Health worker, Dhaka - August 2005 4. Manual on Earthquake Resist Building Design, Editorial Panelist, CIDA, BES, Dhaka - March, 2006
Incident Command System and Structure for earthquake response management http://www.alnap.org/node/11480.aspx

Group(s): IOC , Tsunami , IOC ICG/IOTWS
Created: 2008-10-12 Last Updated: 2015-07-06 by Syed ISLAM