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Bangladesh: Experts for disaster management projects sans foreign consultants

Source(s):  Financial Express (FE)

Mr Aslam Alam, secretary to the Disaster Management and Relief Division, calls on maximising the resources the country has developed through experiences of systematic and scientific ways of disaster management activities in order to avoid going for external help. "We should do by ourselves whatever we do," he said. This call refers to the issue that disaster management project document makers usually make it mandatory to hire foreign consultants.

Speakers at an inception workshop titled 'Multi Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment, Modelling and Mapping' in Bangladesh argued that foreign donors should not make the involvement of international consultants in management projects compulsory, reports Financial Express. They said that the practice of international bodies that sets the condition of involving external expertise hinders the transfer of technology.

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  • Publication date 15 Jun 2012

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