The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) organised the workshop on disaster management in SAARC nations at Dhaka, Bangladesh on 22-24 May 2012. The workshop was attended by about 40 senior level officers of SAARC member states. The DG- NDRF, Executive Director- NIDM and Director SAARC Disaster Management Centre and Joint Secretary- NDMA, GOI participated in the three days workshop.
The inaugural programme was attended by the Honble Minister Home of
Bangladesh Ms Shahara. She said that an agreement on rapid response to
natural disaster has been signed in the SAARC 17th Summit to ensure that
no member state is overwhelmed by a natural calamity.
Disaster Management and Relief Division Secretary Dr M Aslam Alam Neal
Walker, UN resident coordinator, were present among others at the
ceremony, which was presided over by Brig Gen (Retd) Abu Nayeem Md
Shahidullah, Director General of Fire Service and Civil Defence.