HEQEP Sub-Project on Disaster Risk Reduction

BUET-Japan Institute of Disastar Prevention & Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS) In Association with Department of Civil Engineering, BUET

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General Objectives

  1. Developing post-graduate degree programs related to Disaster Reduction at the newly formed Institute for Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety. Faculty members of the institute and relevant (Civil Engineering/Urban and Regional Planning) department(s) of the university will participate in developing and offering suitable courses for these degree programs according to the needs of the country.
  2. Developing and strengthening research capabilities for disaster risk reduction studies at post-graduate level at the newly established Institute for Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety in association with relevant department(s) of the university. Emphasis will be on the assessment of risk faced by the civil infrastructure and the society due to multiple hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, cyclones, floods etc. including effects of climate change. In addition to hazard assessment, it will therefore also include vulnerability and health assessment of the infrastructure, and evacuation strategy during a disaster. Use of state-of-the-art institute equipment will be a primary focus of the project along with computational studies using advanced computational techniques.
  3. Research results using advanced risk assessment procedures are intended to provide policy makers with a tool for decisions on policies and resource allocation for disaster mitigation activities and enhancing public safety.
  4. Developing a digital information centre on natural and man-made hazards, urban and rural safety issues in the societal context of Bangladesh. This centre will be responsible for awareness generation on disaster issues, dissemination of research results and institute news.  

Contact Address

BUET-Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety (BUET-JIDPUS)
West Palashi Campus
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Phone: +8802-9662975
+8802-55167100 Ext-6591
Fax: +8802-9662975