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Introducing Asia Pacific Alliance
for Disaster Management


National Platform Member Organization

Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Bangladesh

Community Initiative Society

Community Initiative Society (CIS) is a non-governmental, non-profit and non-political network based in Bangladesh. CIS functions as a network of humanitarian organizations and works for Disaster Management and capacity building for other humanitarian organizations. CIS also developed as a secretariat with its own specific capability.

Dhaka Community Hospital Trust

Dhaka Community Hospital (DCH) Trust is a non-profit, self-sustaining, community-financed integrated health providing organization. Its major focuses are on health care service, disaster risk reduction and emergency response, and arsenic and health research. It has 30 rural health care centers across Bangladesh..

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  • Quazi Quamruzzaman

    Chairman, A-PAD Bangladesh
    Chairman, A-PAD
    Chairman, Dhaka Community Hospital Trust (1998-Present)

    Prof. Dr. Quamruzzaman is a founder and chairman of Dhaka Community Hospital Trust and also serves as a chairman of Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Center. He is a member of National Steering Committee for Arsenic of Bangladesh, Association of Pediatric Surgeon of Bangladesh, British Association of Pediatric Surgeons, and British Association of Pediatric Endoscopic Surgeons.

Core Activities

  • A-PAD Bangladesh was established in 2014 by the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management (A-PAD), Dhaka Community Hospital Trust (DCH Trust) and Community Initiative Society (CIS). A-PAD Bangladesh aims to develop a sustainable disaster management group inclusive of all people and foster active community participation. Since inception, A-PAD Bangladesh has organized and conducted workshops, seminars, and symposiums in addition to running a Disaster Risk and Response training program and providing emergency health responses during domestic and overseas disasters.
  • A-PAD Bangladesh organized a symposium on the Sendai Spring Campaign and a seminar on global health. A-PAD Bangladesh successfully responded to the 2017 flood disaster in Bangladesh, 2015 earthquake in Nepal, and is presently responding to the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. CIS, in collaboration with A-PAD Bangladesh and A-PAD Management Office, is establishing National Platform (NPF) with active stakeholder participation.

Contact Information

  • Address:

    190/1 Bara Moghbazar (Wireless Railgate), Dhaka – 1217, Bangladesh

  • Phone:

    +880-2-9351190, 9351191

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