Project TitleProyash II - An Urban Risk Reduction Project
Overall GoalIncreased preparedness and resilience of urban slum communities in Dhaka, Savar, and Chattogram to urban resilience to informal settlements.  
Project Results/ Objective • Enhanced capacities of women, children and relevant government institutions to contribute to urban resilience in informal settlements
• Scaled up and institutionalized CSS, DRR and EiE into Primary & Secondary education
• Steered policy advocacy to integrate women and children’s issues in urban resilience through generated evidence
DurationJuly 2018 - June 2023
Funded ByC&A Foundation
Supported BySave the Children International (SCI)
Geographical CoverageDhaka, Savar and Chattogram
BudgetBDT 72,223,044
Target Beneficiaries • Direct: 24,000
• Indirect: 120,000
Target Groups • Ward Disaster Management Committee (WDMC)
• Urban Community Volunteers (UCV)
• School Management Committee (SMC)
• Student Council (SC)
• Civil Society Organization (CSO)
• Community Based Organization (CBO)
• Working Women
• Parents
• Caregivers
• Media and Academia
• Government Officials
• Community People
Strategic Partners • Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC)
• Savar Municipality
• Chattogram City Corporation (CCC)
• Chottogram Development Authority (CDA)
• Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defense (BFSCD)
• Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR)
• Department of Disaster Management (DDM)
• Ministry of Education (MoE)
• Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP)
• Urban Development Directorate (UDD)
• Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK)
Main Components/ Interventions of the Project • Capacity Building
• Local level DRR Plan
• Incorporating DRR findings into Annual Development Plan
• Children and Women engagement in DRR
• Child Sensitive Urban Planning
• Functional Disaster Management Committee
• Urban Community Volunteers
• Small-scale Mitigation
• School Disaster Management
• Clean, Green and Safe School
• Earthquake Contingency Plan
• Knowledge Hub in Urban Slums
• DRR in Education
Project in briefPROYASH (a Bengali word to serve to achieve something) phase II is a five years urban risk reduction project of Save the Children Bangladesh funded by C&A Foundation. It hopes to reach of people twenty four thousand (24,000) direct and one lac twenty thousand (120,000) indirect beneficiaries through its activities with the support of its partner, YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) and Social and Economic Enhancement Program (SEEP), in the disaster vulnerable urban area of Dhaka, Savar and Chattogram. Its overall purpose is to increase preparedness and resilience of urban slum communities in Dhaka, Savar and Chattogram to cope with shocks and stresses. The objective is to enhance capacities of women, children and relevant government institutions to contribute to urban resilience. Proyash Phase II will work to increase capacity of community based disaster management committees (DMCs), women, children, youth and other community members. The project’s main interventions target women and children in particular, ensuring their participation in local risk assessments and planning. To sustain the effort, Proyash Phase II will act to build a strong network and liaison with government, NGOs, INGOs, academia, research institutions and the private sector, so as to ensure a combined effort in effective urban risk management. For sustainability and long-term impact, the project will work with the city corporations and municipalities and local government authorities to include risk reduction planning into the annual development plans.
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