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Bangladesh Cyclone Preparedness Program

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Hazard Type: Typhoons / Cyclones
Organization: The Government of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, UN, International Red Cross

This Best Practice from Bangladesh utilizes ICT for society's resilience and is associated with the keywords: Enhancing CoordinationEnhancing Risk Monitoring & WarningUtilizing ICT for PreparednessEnhancing Communication and Coordination

The Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP) operates an extensive network of radio communications facilities in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. It consists of a combination of High Frequency and Very High Frequency radios that covers the high-risk cyclone zone areas. The CPP network utilizes over 42,000 volunteers along with along with a transceiver telecommunication network to ensure rapid delivery of warning. Warning information can be disseminated to the responding agencies and the public in less than 15 minutes from the time of warning issuance to the beginning of evacuation orders.

The program has a significant emphasis on training and public awareness. These volunteers are trained through training program and they are equipped with warning equipment such as megaphones and sirens.

Learn more about CCP in Bangladesh