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  • 15 Jun 2013
    Making elections work

    90-year old Kiron Bala Talukdar is so frail that she can’t even move without assistance. Yet last week she decided to exercise her democratic right at the polling station. While age may have caught up with her body, her mind is still nimble and she proved that by voting in the recently concluded mayoral elections in Sylhet.

  • 13 Jun 2013
    Norwegian Minister visits coastal afforestation site

    World Environment Day was observed on 5th June and the key message was, think before you eat and help save our environment.

  • 06 Jun 2013
    Norwegian minister lauds disaster-response volunteers

    In a four-day visit to Bangladesh, Norwegian Minister of International Development Mr. Heikki Eidsvoll Holmas met with Fire Service Urban Volunteers and lauded their efforts in saving people`s lives at the Rana Plaza tragedy in Savar.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    World Environment Day celebrated

    World Environment Day was observed on 5th June and the key message was, think before you eat and help save our environment.

  • 30 May 2013
    LCG subgroup meeting on CHT

    LCG Subgroup meeting on CHT was held on 21 May 2013. As before, the meeting was held with the aim to come to a common understanding and way forward for development partners to support HDC managed services in the CHT in line with the Peace Accord as well as broader areas of development and confidence building.

  • 23 May 2013
    Bangladesh showcases disaster risk reduction in Geneva

    On behalf of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Md. Munir Chowdhury, Head of the Government Delegations reaffirmed Bangladesh strong commitment to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change adaptation at the 4th Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDDR) in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 16 May 2013
    CHTDF showcased in Europe Day Celebrations

    The CHT Development Facility took part in the Europe Day Celebrations last Thursday, 9th May 2013. CHTDF participated in the Europe Day exhibition along with various other projects funded by EU and its member states.

  • 15 May 2013
    Saving lives from landslides

    Over the last decade hundreds of people have died in landslides in Bangladesh, last year alone over 100 people perished in what could have been preventable tragedies. Ms. Anwara, Mr. Shahidullah and 57 other landslide volunteers around Bangladesh have taken it up upon themselves to reduce that number to zero and as it so often happens their work began in their own backyard.

  • 09 May 2013
    Brave men campaign starts

    The Brave Men Campaign involves young men, particularly the school going boys students aged between 12-15 to motivate them into taking action that would break men and boys silence on violence against women in the community.

  • 02 May 2013
    Heads of DFID and UNDP visit urban upgrading in Dhaka slum together

    Head of DFID mission in Bangladesh Sarah Cooke and UNDP Country Director Pauline Tamesis made a joint visit to a UPPR community on 28 April to observe and better understand the urban challenges the poor face in slums as well as UPPR’s integrated approach to address urban poverty.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    Gambian National Disaster Management Agency visits CDMP

    As part of South-South cooperation initiative a team of high level dignitaries from Gambia National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) met Mohammad Abdul Qayyum, NPD, CDMPII and Tarik-ul-Islam, Assistant Country Director of UNDP with other CDMP professionals on 20th April 2013.

  • 16 Mar 2013
    Post-2015 agenda calls for sustainable and resilient cities

    Civil Society groups have identified the rise of extreme poverty and inequality in cities as a threat to achieving the goals of inclusive and sustainable urbanization.

  • 17 Dec 2012
    Village Courts Project`s Stall in LGED`s Victory Day Fair 2012

    Activating Village Courts in Bangladesh Project took part in LGED`s Victory Day Fair by having a resourceful and decorative stall at the LGED premises in Agargoan.