Pre-Election Statement by the Resident Coordinator, United NationsApr 26, 2015Pre-Election Statement by the Resident Coordinator, United Nations.
a2i and JUST to Build Technology Platform for the JudiciaryApr 20, 2015Two UNDP projects - Access to Information (a2i) and Judicial Strengthening Project (JUST) - partnered together aiming to establish a technology platform to ensure service delivery at doorsteps of the citizens through signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 19th April 2015 at the Prime Minister’s Office.
Raising Young Voices Apr 16, 2015
Success through Coordination: Harmonizing Laws in the Chittagong Hill TractsApr 9, 2015In addition to its mountainous terrain and extensive ethnic diversity, the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is unique to Bangladesh due to its complex layer of administrative arrangements.
National Workshop Envisages Harmonization of Governance Framework in Chittagong Hill Tracts Apr 8, 2015National Workshop Envisages Harmonization of Governance Framework in Chittagong Hill Tracts
UNDP supports Government of Bangladesh to showcase the country's achievements Mar 12, 2015The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Several thousand participants are expected, including at related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.
Getting Bangladesh Ready for Direct Access to Green Climate Fund (GCF)Jan 28, 2015The Senior Secretary of Economic Relations Division of Ministry of Finance as the National Designated Authority (NDA) of Bangladesh to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) is organizing a two-day workshop titled “NIE Accreditation Process: Getting Bangladesh Ready for the Green Climate Fund” on 28-29 January, in Dhaka.
UNDP and Dhaka University organise innovative research training for students on Pro-Poor TradeJan 13, 2015The Pro-Poor Trade project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the University of Dhaka, is holding a two-day training session starting from today (Tuesday, 13 January) and ending tomorrow (Wednesday 14 January) at the Social Science Faculty Building, University of Dhaka. The project is an innovative research initiative, combining the strengths of UNDP with the knowledge of one of the leading institutions of higher education in Bangladesh.
UN-Bangladesh Mission to Sundarbans Oil Spill Shares its FindingsDec 31, 2014On its return to Dhaka after a six-day visit to the Sundabans, the UN-Bangladesh Mission shared its findings with the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), and the media, on Thursday 31 December 2014.
UN TEAM LEAVES FOR SUNDARBANSDec 22, 2014The United Nations Sundarbans Oil Spill Response mission, which is comprised of multi-disciplinary experts from seven different countries including Bangladesh, left for Sundarbans early this morning. The team will support Government of Bangladesh in containing the spillage and cleaning up; and assessing the situation and develop an action plan for a phased response and recovery.
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- UN Resident Coordinator (RC) Robert Watkins recently visited the “Baro Bari” village of Dakkin Bedkashi Union of Koyra in Khulna district located in the southwest part of Bangladesh. Pauline Tamesis, Country Director of UNDP, Khurshid Alam, Assistant Country Director of UNDP and Sifayet Ullah , programme Analyst of UNDP accompanied him. The mission was facilitated by Ezabat Ullah, Field Coordinator Early Recovery Facility (ERF). During the visit the RC met with families from this vulnerable community who have received support from UNDP’s ERF project such as core family shelter and sanitary latrine, small pond for rainwater harvesting, capacity building training, facilities for safe drinking water through deep tube-well along with cash support for income generation activities. The beneficiaries told the visiting mission about their improved condition since receiving the support. Later, the team participated in a consultation meeting held at “Jurshing” village of Dakkin Bedkashi union. Around 40 villagers, mostly women joined the discussion. During the consultation meeting Mr. Watkins asked about the support from ERF after cyclone Aila. Every one expressed their satisfaction with ERF support. The villagers informed the UN mission that the embankment constructed by UNDP has been protecting the village from tidal surge. The villagers also informed that they are now more aware and knowledgeable as they received training from the project. So far the ERF project has trained 600 families on water-based livelihood management along with providing cash grant for 600 beneficiary families to initiate feasible/appropriate livelihood options at the Dakkin Bedkashi union of Koyra. 10 hours ago
- BBC's story says that UNDP Bangaldesh's Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction Project has helped more than 800,000 households to join roughly 2,500 community development committees, which are mostly led by women. 166,000 households are now accessing improved water sources while 143,000 households have new toilets. Over 90% of households report being satisfied with these improvements. More than 88,000 extremely poor women have been supported to set up their own businesses through small enterprise grants. 376,000 households now participate in savings and credit groups with more than $5m of savings and $3.7m worth of loans at the end of 2012. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33308274 Thursday AT 03:25 AM
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