Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) has been recognized as one of the most successful bottom up approaches to address the needs and vulnerabilities faced by communities and to effectively enhance local capacities for response and risk mitigation. It is at the local level that development planning is expected to first take place, and the integration between DRR and development is supposed to be realized. Bangladesh is a country that has been intrinsically associated with natural disaster, frequently suffering from devastating floods, cyclones, storms, tornadoes, riverbank erosions, draught, and constituting a very high-risk location for devastating natural calamities. High negative impacts of disasters and vulnerability in the country are the main rationale for disaster preparedness and response strategy in the country. The objectives of the program are to carry out systematic efforts, to reduce the impact of disasters and improve quality of life. Goal: To strengthen disaster risk response capacity of target communities and adoption of climate change adaptation measures to secure and sustain livelihoods and resilience of vulnerable communities and able to face disaster risks in future.
On June 19, 2016, Dr. Md. Jashim Uddin, Deputy Managing Director (Admin), PKSF, handed over the cheque of PFSF grant to Dr. Masudul Quader PhD, CEO, Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK). PKSF granted BDT 60 lac to seven different organizations as part of its socio-economic and Human-Capacity Development Programme. Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) is one of them. Socio-economic and Human-Capacity Development programme, is a new initiative of PKSF. Under the programme, PKSF aims to donate 0.01 percent of its yearly budget to different development organizations. This grant of 1.5 million taka will support Nayan Jogi Asrom and Orphanage at Chandigar in Durgapur of Netrakona district.