Saturday, February 18, 2012

Consultant: ActionAid

Consultant Wanted for
Study on comprehensive Earthquake preparedness in Bangladesh

ActionAid Bangladesh (DIPECHO VI Project) is looking for a consultant for a study on Comprehensive Earthquake Preparedness in Bangladesh

Study on comprehensive Earthquake preparedness in Bangladesh

Bangladesh with a population of over 156 million sitting on a time bomb to explode through rapid urbanization and huge migration towards cities at a one end and carrying a history of geomorphologic changes disturbing the landscapes through major earthquakes in past and looming threat over the major cities on seismic activity. The study will Endeavour to build a better understanding on comprehensive Earthquake risk reduction and a Roadmap to achieve the same.

Purpose and specific objectives:

The overall purpose of the research is to better understand the Urban Earthquake vulnerability context and preparedness at various levels, which provides direction to organizations working on various earthquake initiatives and align their strategies to fill the gaps and make earthquake preparedness initiatives more robust to handle any catastrophe in future.

The main objective of this research is divided in three broad categories as follows

  •     The study will prepare a comprehensive urban DRR framework for Bangladesh.
  •     To Map different initiatives carried out by various stakeholders.
  •     This research work will also complement the effort for identifying the gaps and developing a ROAD MAP for Bangladesh on addressing earthquake risks.

Terms of Reference (TOR):

The terms of reference can be downloaded from this link. For any queries about the TOR please contact to Mr. Rezaul Karim, Manager – Partnership and Capacity Building, DIPECHO VI Project of ActionAid Bangladesh (Cell phone 01711 266273) and his e-mail address is

Submission of Proposal:

Interested consultant (s) / consulting agencies may submit their technical and financial proposal in a sealed envelope separately. Envelop must be marked with the title of the assignment.  The dateline for submission of proposal is Saturday, March 03, 2012. Proposals must be dropped in Hard copy to the given person and address -
Mr. Raj Kumar Gade, Program Manager
ActionAid Bangladesh
Road # 128, House # CES (E) 19
Gulshan – 1, Dhaka – 1212

Please see  for further details.    

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