Integration of Value Management (VM) Process in Bangladesh: Disaster Management (DM) projects

Integration of Value Management (VM) Process in Bangladesh: Disaster Management (DM) projects

Mst.Sultana Pervin
Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate, Kurigram, Bangladesh

American Journal of Public administration

Over the past decades global leaders and communities’ attention have increased to the management of natural and human induce disasters because of significant intensity and frequency of disasters all over the world. Now a day’s disaster and its management have intersected and transcend country’s local boundaries and geographical area. From the time immemorial Bangladesh is one of the worst and wide varieties of disaster victim countries in this world which are tropical cyclones, floods, tornadoes, storm surges, river and coastal erosion, torrential rains, earthquake, droughts, epidemics and arsenic contamination. The main reasons behind this are – geographical location, multiplicity of rivers, land characteristics, coastal morphology and the monsoon climate. For that reason so many projects and programs are running in this country to face the problem and manage hazards. Critical learning from over decades with many programs and projects a mentionable initiatives “Comprehensive Disaster Management Program” (CDMP) in Bangladesh is a holistic collaborative effort of GoB, UNDP, DFID and a host of stakeholders. But overall result is still unsatisfactory. To overcome (DM) problems and establish an effective DM system in Bangladesh, it is important to evaluate current systems and projects structures. In contemporary world (VM) as a tool is now widely accepted for offering more values of the projects by engaging stakeholders at all stages of a project. VM always gives more emphasis on people’s participation from policy making to implementation. One of the most important matters in VM is quality assurance of project. Before initiating DM project, it also set plan or actions, workshops for feedback from all level stakeholders, assess needs, follow up meeting, training etc. to improve merit and adequate confidence about optimally fulfilling the customer’s expectation which carry out the spirit of VM. VM tools and techniques are generally used by practitioners to instigate projects providing support and adding value. So, for establishing an effective DM system in Bangladesh integration VM techniques in different stages of DM projects is very much essential.

Keywords: Value, Disaster Management, Bangladesh, Sustainable Disaster Management

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