Tentative Schedule

International Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction


Towards a Disaster Resilient Bangladesh Through Integrated Cooperation

12-13 October 2021

Day 1: 12 October, 2021*



Resource Person

11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Inauguration Session

Chief Guest:
Prof. Dr. Satya Prasad Majumder Vice-chancellor, BUET

Special Guest:
Prof. Dr. Abdul Jabbar Khan
Pro-vice Chancellor, BUET

Break (11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Earthquake Early Warning in Japan

Prof. Dr. Susumu Ohno
Tohoku University, Japan

12:45 p.m. -1:30 p.m.

Earthquake and Tsunami monitoring system in Bangladesh

Mr. Momenul Islam
Bangladesh Meteorological Department

Break (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

2:30 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Development of Earthquake Early Warning System in Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. AFM Saiful Amin

3:10 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

A Disaster Resilient Power Sector can Ensure Economic Development of Bangladesh

Engr. Mohammad Hossain
Power Cell, Power Division
Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources

Break (3:50 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.)

04:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Earthquake Disaster Risk Reduction and Initiatives by Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkha (RAJUK) (The Capital Development Authority of Bangladesh) under The Ministry of Housing and Public Works

Engr. Abdul Latif Helaly

4:40 pm – 5:20 p.m.

Behaviour of Building Frames under Blast Loading with Special Reference to Theaters and Halls

Maj Gen F M Zahid Hossain
Bangladesh Army


Day 2: 13 October 2021*



Resource Person

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Assessment of the impact of global warming on water regime and floods in Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. A.K.M. Saiful Islam

11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m.

Collaborative Efforts for Earthquake Disaster Mitigation in Bangladesh - Activities and Outputs from Bangladesh-Japan Joint Project TSUIB under JICA/JST Collaborative Research Program SATREPS

Prof. Dr. Yoshiaki Nakano
University of Tokyo, Japan

Break (11:45 a.m.- 11: 55 a.m.)

11:55 a.m. – 12: 35 p.m.

Implementation and Enforcement of Bangladesh National Building Code 2020

Prof. Dr. Raquib Ahsan

12:35 p.m. – 1: 15 p.m.

National Resilience Program in Bangladesh

Mr. Palash Mondal
National Resilience Programme (NRP)
United Nations Development Programme

Break (1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings in Bangladesh
- Introduction of SATREPS TSUIB project

Prof. Dr. Masaki Maeda Tohoku
University, Japan

2:45 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Disaster Management Plan of Dhaka Metro Rail Network

Mr. M. A. N. Siddique
Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited

Break (3:25 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.)

3:35 p.m. – 4:15 p.m

Landslide disaster in Bangladesh: early warning and protective measures

Prof. Dr. Tahmeed Malik al Hussaini

4:15 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

Behaviour of railway embankment under varying train speeds

(Shamontee Aziz, Joya Rani Mollick, Iram Lamiya Hoque, Dr. AFM Saiful Amin)

*Tentative schedule