Education in Emergencies Practices in Bangladesh
Due to its geographic location, Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to natural disasters. Such disasters have a very negative impact on the education system in Bangladesh. Valuable instructional time is lost, which often translates to lower academic achievement and higher dropout rates. Disasters also damage educational infrastructure and schools are often used as temporary shelters.
The Bangladesh education system is ill-prepared to meet the challenges presented by the country’s persistent natural hazards. Schools also often have limited awareness of disaster and climate change risks and lack the capacity to prepare and respond to disasters. However, Bangladesh has seen implementation of numerous Education in Emergencies interventions throughout the last two and half decades. In this webinar, Bangladeshi EiE practitioners will present some of these successful interventions.
- Musharraf Tansen, In-Country Representative, Bangladesh, Malala Fund
- People Oriented Program Implementation (POP)
- CBM International Bangladesh
- Suman Ahsanul Islam, InsIGHTs (Institute of Innovation for Gender and Humanitarian Transformation)
- Tahmina Akter, Project Manager, Save the Children International