Learning from the 2020 Floods in Faridpur District, Bangladesh to build resilience

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This report presents a snapshot of what happened during the 2020 floods in Bangladesh. While the goal of the PERC is to present a birds-eye view of an event, there is more that could be studied and written about the floods and resilience in Bangladesh. What this report does provide is a review of the systems and actions that helped to reduce damages, while also delving into the factors that constrained people and systems’ resilience. It also highlights lessons learned and points towards opportunities for increasing resilience to future hazards.
This publication has been prepared by ISET-International and Practical Action. This publication has been produced solely for informational purposes and the opinions expressed herein are those of the authors. All information contained in this publication has been compiled from reliable and credible sources, but no representation is made by ISET-International as to their accuracy or completeness.


Authors: Afsari Begum, Subinoy Dutta, Rachel Norton, Kanmani Venkateswaran

Key words: Bangladesh, Covid-19, Disaster Risk Reduction/Hazard Management; Floods, Hurricanes, Typhoons; Learning from Natural Hazards; Monitoring and Evaluation; Social Vulnerability

Citation: Begum, A., Dutta, S., Norton, R. and Venkateswaran, K. (2021). Post Event Review Capability (PERC) Study. Learning from the 2020 Floods in Faridpur District, Bangladesh to build resilience. Boulder, CO: ISET International and the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance.

Funded by: Z Zurich Foundation