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  • Bangladesh wins WSIS Award Third time in a row May 4, 2016

    For the third consecutive year, Bangladesh has won the world’s most prestigious award for excellence in information technology - the “World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)” award – for innovative initiatives of Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office.

  • UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme marked the selection of CSO and IP representative institutions for its Programme Executive Board Mar 22, 2016

    With the mandate of ensuring the full and active engagement of national Ethnic Minorities (EMs)/Indigenous People (IP) institutions and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the programme management structures, UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme facilitated back to back meetings with the respective representative institutions on 22 - 23 March 2016.The management structures targeted are - the Programme Executive Board (PEB) and the REDD Stakeholder Forum (RSF), a proposed national multi-stakeholder platform.

  • Key for a House, Key to some Dreams Mar 13, 2016

    They had spent weeks out there. They did not have any ‘house’ to go back to. Farida Yeasmin, a 19 year-old young mother, had just given birth to her third child when the flood of 2015, followed by Tropical Storm Komen, forced her and her family to move out of their makeshift home and onto the streets.

  • ERF-a2i celebrates “National Disaster Preparedness Day” Mar 10, 2016

    Bangladesh has often been called one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. Bangladesh government recognized that it was crucial to promote disaster preparedness and management across the country. The government’s efforts towards disaster preparedness, resilience and recovery is highly remarkable. As a result Bangladesh has been observing National Disaster Preparedness Day during March, every year. This year a “National Disaster Preparedness Day” fair was organized on 10th March, at the Osmani Milonayoton Auditorium.

  • International Women’s Day 2016 Mar 8, 2016

    Confucius taught that to put the world in order, we must begin in our own circles.

  • National Consultation Workshop on “Waterlogging Response Preparedness Plan for Southwest Bangladesh” jointly coordinated by ERF UNDP and DDM Mar 2, 2016

    A national consultation meeting on “Waterlogging Response Preparedness Plan for Southwest Bangladesh” has been jointly coordinated by Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and Early Recovery Facility (ERF), UNDP on the 3rd of March, 2016. The workshop was conducted in the conference room of DDM, in the Disaster Management Bhaban, Mohakhali, Dhaka.

  • National Cricket Team Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is Appointed UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Youth in Bangladesh Feb 25, 2016

    UNDP has appojnted Mashrafe Bin Mortaza as UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Youth in Bangladesh. Currently, Mr. Mortaza is the captain of Bangladesh national cricket team for One Day International and Twenty-20. He will work closely with UNDP to advocate for youth employment in Bangladesh towards the country’s efforts in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Fernando Carrera joins inter-ministerial workshop on SDG implementation Feb 17, 2016

    Fernando Carrera joined the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Member (Senior Secretary) General Economics Division and nine Secretaries in a special session on SDG implementation in Bangladesh.

  • UN agencies to maximise benefit of development support to CHT Feb 8, 2016

    “The United Nations is now one team with one vision and one programme for the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The new programmatic framework is more than just a collection of programmes. It is a basis for comprehensive cooperation between UN agencies, development partners and the Government,” said Robert D. Watkins, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bangladesh, at a meeting of UN agencies with other development partners today.

  • HDR Lead Author, Dr. Selim Jahan, Briefs Development Partners Jan 11, 2016

    Dhaka, 11 January, 2016: Deepening globalization, technological revolutions, particularly the digital revolution, and the environmental challenges are driving the transformation of work today, providing unbound opportunities and profound challenges for the countries including Bangladesh, says the Human Development Report (HDR) 2015 published recently by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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