Scope of Disaster Management

The term “Disaster Management” encompasses the complete realm of disaster-related activities. Traditionally people tend to think of disaster management only in terms of the post-disaster actions taken by relief and reconstruction officials; yet disaster management covers a much broader scope, and many modern disaster managers may find themselves far more involved in pre-disaster activities than… read more »

Networking in Disaster Management

Concept Networking is a process that fosters the exchange of information and ideas among individuals or groups that share a common interest. It may be for social or business purposes. Professionals connect their business network through a series of symbolic ties and contacts. Business connections may form due to an individual’s education, employer, industry or… read more »

Collaboration in Disaster Management

Concept Collaboration is a working practice whereby individuals work together to a common purpose to achieve business benefit. Collaboration enables individuals to work together to achieve a defined and common business purpose. It exists in two forms: Synchronous, where everyone interacts in real time, as in online meetings, through instant messaging, or via Skype, and… read more »

Coordination in Disaster Management

The synchronization and integration of activities, responsibilities, and command and control structures to ensure that the resources of an organization are used most efficiently in pursuit of the specified objectives. Along with organizing, monitoring, and controlling, coordinating is one of the key functions of management. Co-ordination means to integrate (i.e. bring together) these activities for… read more »

Disaster Management: Conceptual Framework

Disaster management is the process of fighting against disaster. It builds up capacity and decreases vulnerability. It has a regulatory framework. The framework works in pre, during and post disaster period. The framework ensure effective, quick, flexible coordinating and collaborating management. This plan is applicable in national, international, society and community. Time Period of Conceptual… read more »


Normally, vulnerability is lack of capacity, weakness or gap. Vulnerability is a condition resulting from physical, social, economic and environmental factors or process which increase the susceptibility of an individual or community to the impact of any hazard. Or, The diminished capacity of an individual or community to anticipate, cope with, resist or recover from… read more »


Capacity can be defined as resources means strength, which exists in households and communities and which enable them to cope with, withstand prepare for prevent, mitigate or quickly recover from a disaster. It is opposite of vulnerability. If vulnerability decrease of an individual or community it increases capacity of that individual or community. Types of… read more »

Objectives of Disaster Management

Basically the main objective of disaster management is to reduce the damage. However, there are several objectives are integrated with it. Those are- Identifying the hazard and its cause. Reducing vulnerability and potential losses of hazard. Assessing, reviewing and controlling the risk. Applying efficient, effective, sustainable relief (food, shelter and money), medical and other facilities… read more »

Aims of Disaster Management

Disaster management refers to manage the disaster. There are several aim of disaster management. Those are- Implementing the disaster management cycle (mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery) in the aspects of disaster management. Quick and effective communication system in every sector. Formulating and implementing disaster management policy, plan, law and regulations in regional, national and global… read more »

Community Risk Assessment (CRA)

Definition CRA (Community Risk Assessment) is a participatory process for assessing hazards, vulnerabilities, risks, ability to cope, preparing coping strategies and finally preparing a risk reduction options implementation plan by the local community. CRA uses scientific information and predictions and participatory discourses to identify, analyse and evaluate risk environment of a particular community, reach consensus… read more »

Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP)

Bangladesh is also one of the country’s most at risk from the projected impacts of climate change. Reflecting global consensus and concerns of many development partners, it is clear that the increased frequency and severity of climatic events, such as flooding, cyclones and drought, will likely have a devastating impact on lives and livelihoods. Climate… read more »