The grant seeks to undertake the necessary technical assessments needed to enhance the resilience of the logistics sector of Bangladesh to disaster events, natural hazards, and extreme weather.In order to do so, the grant will support: (i) scoping assessment of
leading export and import commodities and disaster and climate-related risks; (ii) adapting global
lessons in disaster and climate-resilient supply chain operations for the Bangladesh context, and (iii) development of a network approach to supply chain logistics in order to identify priority action areas. The goal is to develop a network approach to supply chain logistics for the selected three export and import sectors within Bangladesh in order to address the following issues/

Identification of bottlenecks: What are the main
logistics bottlenecks that are faced by key exports and import sectors in
Bangladesh, particularly in the event of natural disasters or adverse climate
Gap analysis: What are the
key infrastructure and policy gaps/issues that are responsible for the extreme weather
event-related bottlenecks identified in (1)?
Required actions: What tangible
policy actions, infrastructure improvements, and platforms can be developed to improve
the efficiency and resilience of select export and import supply chains (by
addressing the gaps identified in (2))?

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction