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Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) 2.6:

Duration: 01.07.2014 to 31.03.2016.

Objective: Significantly reducing poverty of the target poor people living in the isolated char lands areas through gaining them access to ready resource, developing capacities and providing livelihoods supports.

Major activities: Organize VDC/PDC with CPHHs (core participants households) and adolescent groups (separately with boys and girls); different capacity building initiatives; distribution of monthly stipend, asset grants and other livelihoods supports; village savings loan prgrammes, homestead plinth raising, and sanitary latrine construction supports; marketing and right base supports; and operation of fort-nightly satellite clinic programme. Besides, as a part of social corporate business, there is installation of HTW for the CPHHs done under the assistance of BSRM.

Implementation process: The programme is being implementing through CPHHs-choice approach and focused on their capacity building through developing social and right based awareness and skills, and ensuring CPHH’s participation in local development planning.

Source of fund: CLP-DFID.


M4C (Making Market Works for Chars) Project:

Duration: 01.10.2012 to 30.09.2016

Objective: To apply a participatory market system development (PMSD) approach that ensures char farmers, market actors, service providers and other private and public stakeholders to jointly analyze market system, design and implement activities as necessary.

Major activities: Formation of producer groups; farmers’ capacity development training, organize workshops and seminars; establishment of sales and service centers and collection points; market analysis, value chain and develop linkage between char producers and market actors.

Implementation process: Enhance production through fee-based technical supports and promote cooperative marketing system through establishing sales and service centers and developing linkage between char producers and market actors.

Source of fund: M4C-Swisscontact.


Ujjibito Project:

Duration: 01.01.2014 to 30.04.2019

Objective: To sustainable elimination of hunger and poverty in the poverty prone areas.

Major activities: Developing beneficiary profile and organize groups, social awareness development; health, hygiene, nutrition education; skill training on farming, non-farming and water sectors management; input supports (agricultural and non-agricultural) for IGA promotion.

Implementation process: Among two components of the project- UPP is being implementing under the guidance of MFP and RERMP (rural earthen road maintenance programme)-2 in effective coordination and linkage with local LGED.

Source of fund: EU- Palli Karmo Sahayak Foundation (PKSF).


Ensuring Sustainable Livelihoods (ESL) for Small-holder Farmers through Dairy and Beef Value Chain Enterprise Project:

Duration: 01.08.2014 to 30.06.2018

Objective: To ensure sustainable livelihoods of the poor people through pass on gifts with effective management of dairy and value chain beef fattening.

Major activities: Baseline development, beneficiary selection, foundation (12 corner stones) training, skills development in IGA and savings management, cattle vaccinator/para-vet development, small input supports and assistance for micro-finance supports in dairy and beef fattening value chain.

Implementation process: The targeted beneficiaries are selected through baseline survey, PRA and WBA. Then capacities developed to the dairy and beef fattening value chain entrepreneurs and small livestock (goat) and input supports provided to them with a provision of pass on gifts.

Source of fund: Heifer International (HI).


Vulnerable Group Development Programme (VGD):

Duration: 01.01.2015 to 30.10.2016

Objective: To empower and change livelihoods of the vulnerable poor women.

Major activities: Training on skill development, IGA management, mother & child care, STD/AIDS, vegetable cultivation, livestock and poultry rearing, encourage in savings building and and developing linkage with MFIs.

Implementation process: The selected VGD card holders’ poor women are given three-day field level package trainings on health, nutrition, skills development and right-based awareness three and a half hours everyday under coordination with the department of women affairs.

Source of fund: Department of Women Affairs (GoB)


Investment Component for Vulnerable Group Development Programme (ICVGD):

Duration: 01.05.2015 to 31.12.2016

Objective: To change livelihoods and empower the vulnerable poor women through capacity building, skill development and creation of job opportunities for them.

Major activities: Development of baseline, life skills training (planning and entrepreneurship development, livestock/poultry management); asset grants distribution; savings building initiatives and CBO development.

Implementation process: A baseline has developed through households’ survey of all the VGD card holders’ poor women and a final list of beneficiaries is made among 50% of total based on the priority following the set up criteria. The programme is being implementing under the direct coordination and guidance of the department of women affairs and effective linkage with the concerned UP and local administration with the technical supports from WFP.

Source of fund: WFP-Department of Women Affairs (GoB).


Promotion of Customized Agriculture Project:

Duration: 01.09.2015 to 31.12.2015

Objective: To popularize the use of specialized fertilizer ‘Chuk Chuk Sar’ thus promotes agricultural production and income of the beneficiaries (farmers).

Major activities: Community sensitization programme- meetings and workshops with the farmers and other stakeholders facilitate in marketing ‘Chuk Chuk Sar’ and micro-financing supports.

Implementation process: The project is implementing under the direct coordination and guidance of the Faruk Fertilizer, the producer company and the farmers are being motivated for using the specialized fertilizer ‘Chuk Chuk Sar’ and assists getting the fertilizer from local dealers.

Source of fund: Faruk Fertilizer Company Ltd.


SHOUHARDO3 (Strengthening Households Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities) Project:

Duration: 01.01.2016 to to 30.06.2020

Objective: To improve gender equitable food security, nutrition and resilience of vulnerable people within Bangladesh for 549,000 poor and extreme poor people by 2020.

Major activities: Census survey and development of beneficiary database, facilitate in organizing VDC/EKATA/Mothers/Adolescent girls and boys groups, capacity development, skills training, agricultural and non-agricultural input supports; organizing meetings, seminar, workshops, day observance, assist in developing linkage with service providers and small infrastructural supports.

Implementation process: The project will be implementing following theory of changes (TOC) approach- Empowerment, Governance, and Engagement. The project is focusing on five purposes- (1) Agriculture and Livelihoods, (2) Health, Hygiene and Nutrition, (3) Disaster and Climate Risk Management, (4) Women’s Empowerment and Youth Engagement, and (5) Responsive Governance.

Source of fund: CARE-USAID.








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