Foundation for Disaster Forum participated in a single day training on “Basic orientation on Standing Orders on Disaster 2019 (SOD)” held on 06 April, 2022 at the Department of Disaster Management premises. The training was arranged by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and Department of DIsaster Management, GoB (DDM) jointly to promote and create better understanding of SOD among stakeholders including GOs, NGOs, academic institutions and corporate organizations to deliver well coordinated responses during disasters.
Commenced with the Director general of DDM, Mr. Md Atikul Huq’s opening remarks and speech from Mr. Frederick John abo, Technical lead from ADPC, the training included 5 sessions. The sessions were designed and conducted to share knowledge on Disaster risk management policy structure as well as the national emergency coordination mechanism of Bangladesh. Sessions were held by experts to elucidate the terminologies stated in SOD 2019 and a brief overview of the responsibilities that each sector has been entitled to perform in times of disaster. The training concluded after a Q/A session from participants.