Published:  12:09 AM, 30 April 2018

Stress for climate-resilient infrastructures

Stress for climate-resilient infrastructures

Thirty rights-based civil society organizations, NGOs and disaster networks demanded for prioritizing disaster and climate-resilient infrastructures. They were speaking at a human chain titled 'Remembering devastating cyclone 29th April 1991: Govt must prioritize disaster/climate resilient infrastructure' in front of National Press Club yesterday.

The event was organized to remember devastating cyclone victims of 29th April 1991. From the human chain, speakers asks UN agencies and INGOs to keep off from direct project operation in Bangladesh rather to provide space to local NGOs leadership.

The human chain was jointly organized by Online Knowledge Society, Arpan, Alok Jatra, Uddipan, Udayan Bangladesh, Unnayan Dhara Trust, SDO, COAST Trust, National Women Farmers Association, , National Workers Alliance, Disaster Forums, Dak Diye Zai, Dwip Unnayan Sonhstha, PSI, Palli-Bangla Unnayan Sangtsha, Bangladesh Workers Federation, Bangladesh Association of Farm Labour Federation, Bangladesh Bhumihin Samity, BDPC,  Muktir Dak , Labor Resource Center, Sangram, CDP,  Sankalpo Trust, Nature Campaign,Nirapad, Prantojon and DACOP.

Mustafa Kamal Akand of COAST Trust moderated the human chain, while Shawkat Ali Tutul from the same organization read out the position paper and the demands. Among others Abdul Kader Hazari of ARPAN, Subal Sarker of Bangladesh Bhumihin Samity, Zayed Iqbal Khan of Bangladesh Krishak Federation, Tajul Islam of Disaster Forum and Laila Kabir of BDPC also spoke at the occasion. 

-AA News Desk

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