Our Stories

  • Flood Resilient Shelters save Families from Flash Floods

    Having flood resilient housing supported by UNDP and GoB, families living in the river bank areas in north and northeastern Bangladesh are now better prepared to secure their house and assets from monsoon induced flash floods.

  • By applying modern techniques that he learned thanks to CHTDF, a model farmer Rasel Chakma makes bigger profit and expands his vegetable field

  • Khagrachari Hill District Council (KHDC), provides administrative services to the community people. Since the re-establishment of the office in 2001, it has been an urgent need to develop an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) system to strengthen documentation access in order to better serve the communities.

  • “I have survived several cyclones but the memory of losing my family in a cyclone stays with me,” the fisherman from Moheshkhali says. Mr. Monu comes from an impoverished community of fishermen, people so poor that even some of the lowest mobile phone tariffs in the world such as those in Bangladesh are viewed as a luxury for them.

  • In 2014, the CHT Development Facility successfully applied for resources from the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia Pacific Greening Fund to shift from generators to solar in 10 upazila (sub-district) offices.

  • “My father was the village mendicant. If we got seriously ill, the family sacrificed a pig or a hen and he believed the illness would pass. This was the custom in my community,” said Joykumar. “So many children used to die of malaria in those days.”

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