Regular occurrence of flooding, riverbank erosion, cyclones, drought, salinity and tidal surge is unique Bangladeshi experience. The country, over the years has gained valuable experience in Disaster Management and has successfully put in place an elaborate disaster response infrastructure that has attracted wide international attention. In order to design appropriate disaster response, the country requires a substantial amount of information collection, processing, analyzing of all types of disasters and archiving.

The Disaster Research Training & Management (DRTMC) at University of Dhaka was established in 1989 to contribute to such information and knowledge creation and archiving requirements. By being an interdisciplinary forum for research into the causes of disaster, the needs created by different disaster, the appropriate response strategies, the effect of the short and the long term disaster upon population, economics and environments and overall managements strategies for different types of disaster the Centre has become an important research focal point. This Center undertakes provides an array of training and extension programs in disaster management, mitigation, rehabilitation and reconstruction.