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World Humanitarian Day 2020

On World Humanitarian Day (August 19), we are paying tribute to the real-life heroes who have committed their lives to helping others during the unprecedented crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic. We thank…  


Ensuring urban poor women’s access to hygiene items amid pandemic

The “Dignity First” Kit has already been distributed among 3,000 women in the Dhaka South City Corporation area.  


Future of Work and SDG Attainment in the Age of Fourth Industrial Revolution—Bangladesh Perspective

needs to re-imagine the impacts of the fourth industrial revolution on the future of work and SDG attainment as a unique opportunity to be welcomed  


Community Volunteers of UNDP providing support for maternal health at urban slums during COVID-19

There were other instances where the family members of pregnant women wanted to get the delivery done by untrained midwives.  


Covid-19: an uncertain homecoming for Bangladeshi migrant workers

Bangladesh’s 10 million international migrant workers have been contributing to the country’s economic development while ensuring welfare of millions who depend on them.  


‘Virtual Courts’ get parliament nod to continue tackling justice disruption due to COVID

Total of 1,01,411 bail applications were received and 54,558 people received bail, setting a record in the history of Bangladesh and most importantly reducing the prison population in just a month.  


Rising Above Adversity

Community-led climate adaptation along Bangladesh's coastal belt  


The forever-resilient Fajila Begum of SWAPNO Project

Promotes employment, and most importantly future employability, of extreme-poor rural women.  


K4DM Provides Protective Gear to ERD

The project has installed 200 hand sanitiser dispensers in all buildings within the compound and arranged 5 litres of sanitiser for each dispenser, along with 500 awareness-raising posters showing the…  


Zhinu Bala, a frontliner fighting COVID-19 in Teknaf

I know, waste collection during highly infectious pandemic is very risky, but I took that risk to stop the spread of this deadly virus in my municipality and community.  

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