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Md. Belal Hossain

Designation & Department: 
Director, Disaster Risk Management (DRM)
Contact Infromation: 
Mobile: +880 1811 458523 & E-mail: belal.hossain@bdrcs.org

 

His major achievements during the tenure of his service:

  • He provided dedicated services, in cooperation with Naogaon and Lalmonirhat RC Units, after mega flood of 1988 in managing relief and rehabilitation activities, especially in providing housing support to the flood affected most vulnerable people.
  • After devastating cyclone in 1991, he was deployed at Sitakund area under Chittagong district to lead the response operation supported by BDRCS. He also provided potential support to receive relief goods from foreign countries at the Airport. 
  • He worked as officer in-charge for BDRCS Myanmar Refugee Relief Operation (MRRO) in 1992 at Damdamia-1 Refugee Camp, Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar and successfully managed food distribution among refugees with the support of WFP/GOB.
  • Being the Deputy Director & Project Officer, he coordinated and supported implementation of IFAD assisted ‘Special Assistance Project for Cyclone affected Rural Households Project’ at coastal zone (under Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar districts). He contributed towards village institution building and community development.
  • He worked as Filed Coordinator (Deputy Director) for Cyclone Sidr Response and Recovery Operation at Barishal. He contributed to complete planned activities within the time frame and provided potential support to implement sectoral interventions (such as WASH, Livelihoods & Food Security, Shelter, WASH  and Health & PSS). 
  • He was the Director in-Charge/Director for Community Development Initiatives during 2010 – 2012. He initiated CDI model and successfully implemented integrated community development activities in four districts.
  • He worked as Director- Disaster Response during 2013-2016 and successfully managed several response/recovery operations after the disasters like Cyclone Mahasen, Cyclone Komen, Cyclone Roanu, Floods-2014 & 2016, Cold wave, Launch/boat capsize, Fire incidents etc.
  • He is currently working as Director-DRM and managing various projects/programs such as Vulnerability to Resilience (V2R), Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR), Integrated Flood Resilience Program (IFRP), Integrated Resilience Program (IRP), Forecast based Financing ( FbF)  and Dhaka Earthquake and Emergency Preparedness (DEEP) Project.
  • He has proven knowledge and experience to work in the remote areas of the country along with islands like Sandwip and Kutubdia.
  • He visited different countries for official purposes, as well as, he has gained considerable experience to work with expatriate delegates/officials and other relevant stakeholders.

Major trainings received by him: 

  • Induction training organized by BDRCS at NHQ.
  • Development strategies and alternatives organized by Proshika at Koitta, Manikgonj.
  • Training on Poverty Alleviation Programs with Monitoring and Evaluation Techniques held in Islamabad, Pakistan organized by National Center for Rural Development. 
  • Training on program Design and Management held in Melbourne, Australia organized by Australian Red Cross.
  • Training on Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) held in Kathmandu, Nepal organized by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
  • Training on Psychosocial Support held in Copenhagen, Denmark organized by IFRC. 
  • Training on Disaster Management held in Chennai, India organized by IFRC.
  • Training on Regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT) in Relief and Shelter held in Colombo, Sri Lanka organized by IFRC. 
  • Training on Resilience Innovation Initiative held in Seoul, South Korea, organized by Korean Red Cross.
  • Training on Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) held in Sirajgonj, organized by IFRC. 
  • Training on Climate change Adaptation held in Chandpur organized by Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS).
  • Training on Disaster Preparedness held in Public Administrative Training Center (PATC) organized by PATC etc.
  • Also attended various workshops/meetings at home and abroad.

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