Earthquake Vulnerability and Systemic Risk Assessment in Bangladesh
This project follows a specific support request made by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoMDR) to the UNDRR for a sub-national earthquake hazard and risk assessment in Bangladesh. The GEM Foundation has the role of technical expert lead of the project which will include the following activities: - Needs and Gaps Assessment - Technical Panel Formation and Initial Consultations - Seismic Hazard Mapping - Exposure Mapping - Seismic Vulnerability Assessment - Seismic Risk Mapping and Interpretation - Stakeholder Consultation and Validation; - Preliminary Model Dissemination and Training Workshop Duration: 2023
The main objective of this project is to develop a detailed, open, sub-national earthquake risk model and evaluate seismic risk for Bangladesh at the zila and upazila level. The complete risk model itself will comprise a probabilistic seismic hazard model, a building exposure model, and a seismic fragility and vulnerability model for the building stock of Bangladesh. Additionally, it includes critical scenarios for key cities, identified based on the results of the probabilistic risk assessment and in consultation with local stakeholders and experts, in a panel led by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoMDR), and including representatives from the Ministry of Housing and Public Works, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Geological Survey of Bangladesh, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, and University of Dhaka.
Collaborators: GEM Foundation, Technical Panel (TBD) Funding partner: UNDRR