CARE BANGLADESH CURRENT PROJECTS - 2017
AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SUPPORT ACTIVITY

The Project aims to increase access to existing agricultural extension system and sustainably improve food security and nutrition for small holder farmers in southwest and central Bangladesh. CARE provides advice as a technical partner of this project, to the project manager, Dhaka Ahsania Mission.

DURATION: October 2012 to October 2017
LOCATION: 12 districts in the southwest region of Bangladesh
PARTICIPANTS: 110,000 small holder farmers
DONOR: USAID
COMMUNITY BASED INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE EFFECTIVE COVERAGE OF MATERNAL, NEW-BORN AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES

This project implements a co-learning community based interventions in Khulna district to improve effective coverage of maternal, new-born and child health services.

DURATION: October 2016 to December 2018
LOCATION: 79 Upazila in 68 Unions of Khulna district
PARTICIPANTS: 675,036 women of reproductive age, 213,474 children under five
DONOR: UNICEF
BUILDING RESILIENCE OF THE URBAN POOR ( BRUP)

BRUP aims to increase the resilience of Urban communities and institutions so that they can prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from shocks and stresses.

DURATION: October 2014 to October 2017
LOCATION: Gazipur district
PARTICIPANTS: 8,000 people living in informal and slum settlements
DONOR: C&A Foundation
CARE-GLAXCO SMITHKLINE COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER INITIATIVE PHASE II

This initiative works to improve maternal and child health in rural communities of the Sunamganj district, complementing government initiatives.

DURATION: December 2015 to November 2018
LOCATION: Sunamganj District
PARTICIPANTS: 1.32 million, including direct and indirect beneficiaries
DONOR: GlaxoSmithKline
CARE-GLAXOSMITHKLINE HEALTH INITIATIVE FOR READY- MADE GARMENTS SECTOR

The project aims to develop a sustainable and replicable model to enhance the health and well being of (RMG) workers and their family members focusing on their equitable access to sexual, reproductive health, nutrition services , information as well as reduction of exploitation and gender-based violence.

DURATION: October 2015 to September 2018
LOCATION: Gazipur district
PARTICIPANTS: 50,000 marginalized people, including RMG workers and their families
DONOR: GlaxoSmithKline
EMPOWERING MARGINALIZED FEMALE GARMENT WORKERS AND FEMALE FINANCIAL SERVICES AGENTS IN BANGLADESH

This Project aims to socially and economically empower female RMG workers through increasing their financial inclusion, improving their financial literacy and by ensuring their access to any financial services.

DURATION: November 2014 to February 2017
LOCATION: Gazipur district
PARTICIPANTS: 800
DONOR: Visa Inc.
HIV PREVENTION PRORAM FOR PEOPLE WHO INJECT DRUGS AND THEIR PARTNERS

The goal of the project is to minimize the spreading of HIV and minimize the impact of AIDS on the individual, family, community and society.

DURATION: February 2016 to November 2017
LOCATION: Six City Corporations of Bangladesh
PARTICIPANTS: 9022 People who inject drugs (Both male and female)
DONOR: The Global Fund; Save The Children
IMPROVING MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH IN BANGLADESH

IMIHB aims to improve maternal health outcomes, health system responsiveness, quality and care, especially among poor and vulnerable women in the urban Gazipur district.

DURATION: December 2014 to June 2017
LOCATION: Gazipur district
PARTICIPANTS: 63,000 urban women, primarily RMG factory workers, and their children
DONOR: The Australian-NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) and Target Australia
NGO HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY PROJECT (NHSDP)

NHSDP supports the delivery of essential health services packages including community mobilization, reaching out to the poor, gender, newborn health and nutrition. CARE provides strategic and technical support here to the project lead, Pathfinder International.

DURATION: December 2012 to October 2017
LOCATION: 64 districts across Bangladesh
PARTICIPANTS: 20 million people
DONOR: USAID and UK Department for International Development (DFID)
SUPPORTING MARRIED NULLIPAROUS ADOLESCENTS

This is a four year project, designed to work with married adolescent couples, their family members, and communities to delay the birth of their first child through use of modern family planning methods.

DURATION: November 2016 to October 2020
LOCATION: Kurigram and Rangpur division, Bangladesh
PARTICIPANTS: Married adolescent couples, their family members
DONOR: Gates Foundation
WHERE THE RAIN FALLS

The goal of this Community Based Adaptation project is to improve the resilience of targeted vulnerable and marginalized communities to the impacts of rainfall patterns by promoting agriculture and community based adaptation.

DURATION: January 2017 to December 2018
LOCATION: Kurigram District
PARTICIPANTS: 6500 small and marginalized farmers of 20 villages in Kurigram
DONOR: Prince Albert II foundation
JOURNEY FOR ADVANCEMENT IN TRANSPARENCY, REPRESENTATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY (JATRA)

JATRA aims to increase inclusive governance in Bangladesh by strengthening Union Parishads' public finance management systems to make them more accountable, transparent and aligned with the Local Government Act of 2009.

DURATION: March 2014 to August 2017
LOCATION: Nilphamari and Gaibandha districts
PARTICIPANTS: 30,000 households
DONOR: The World Bank's Global Partnership for Social Accountability
NUTRITION AT THE CENTER (N@C)

This project focuses on reducing the prevalence of stunting and childhood anemia by mainstreaming nutrition within existing community health systems and integrating this with other relevant sectors such as women's empowerment, WASH, food security, and maternal health.

DURATION: May 2013 to December 2017
LOCATION: Sunamganj District
PARTICIPANTS: 22,653 children under two years old, 653 children under two years old and 88,600 women
DONOR: Private donor from the USA
PATHWAYS TO SECURE AND RESILIENT LIVELIHOODS (PHASE II)

This project aims to reduce the vulnerability and susceptibility of smallholder farmers, especially women, to natural disasters and increase their resilience in the face of climate change.

DURATION: December 2014 to May 2017
LOCATION: Kurigram and Satkhira districts
PARTICIPANTS: 5,500 smallholder farmers
DONOR: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation
SHOMOSTI: PROSPERITY FOR THE POOR

Shomosti aims to support rural households, particularly the poor and disadvantaged, by developing market systems and enhancing inclusive basic services ( related to income, nutrition, health and education ), which will result in higher incomes, improved livelihoods and social development outputs.

DURATION: December 2015 to November 2019
LOCATION: 14 districts in the northwest, mid- northwest, northeast and southeast of Bangladesh.
PARTICIPANTS: 200,000 rural households
DONOR: The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
PROMOTING ENABLING ENVIRONMENTS FOR WOMEN IN FACTORIES (PEEWF)

PEEWF aims to create an enabling environment for women in factories by promoting gender equality, dignified work and social empowerment in the ready-made garments and ceramics in dustries.

DURATION: January 2015 to December 2017
LOCATION: Gazipur district
PARTICIPANTS: 4,500 ready-made garments and ceramics workers
DONOR: Galeries Lafayette
STRENGTHENING HOUSEHOLD ABILITY TO RESPOND TO DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIR (SHOUHARDO3)

SHOUHARDO 3 aims to improve the gender equitable food security, nutrition and resilience of 549,000 vulnerable, poor and extremely poor people in rural Bangladesh, through a comprehensive development approach.

DURATION: September 2015 to September 2020
LOCATION: 8 districts: Gaibandha, Kurigram, Jamalpur, Sirajganj, Netrakona, Sunamganj, Kishoreganj and Habiganj
PARTICIPANTS: 549,000 poor and extreme-poor people living in highly food insecure villages
DONOR: USAID and the Government of Bangladesh
TIPPING POINT: INNOVATION AND ADVOCACY IN ADDRESSING UNDERLYING CAUSES OF CHILD MARRIAGE

This multi-country CARE project identifies the root causes of child marriage and mobilizes 90 poor and isolated communities to address them through innovative strategies.

DURATION: July 2013 to April 2017
LOCATION: Sunamganj district
PARTICIPANTS: 5,000 marginalized girls and boys
DONOR: Kendeda Fund
UNITED FOR TRANSLATING RIGHTS INTO ACTION NOW (OIKKO)

OIKKO aims to strengthen the capacity of labor rights actors and to increase the voice and influence of marginalized and socially excluded female workers in the ready-made garment (RMG) industry.

DURATION: March 2015 to February 2018
LOCATION: Dhaka, Gazipur and Chittagong districts
PARTICIPANTS: 3,000 female RMG workers
DONOR: The European Union and the Austrian Development Agency
SCALING UP INCLUSIVE RESILIENCE AMONGST WATER LOGGED COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH WESTERN BANGLADESH

This project works to enhance inclusive resilience of the communities most affected by waterlogging in South Western Bangladesh.

DURATION: April 2016 to September 2017
LOCATION: South West Bangladesh: Satkhira District, 2 Upazillas (Satkhira Sadar, Kolaroa), 26 unions and 2 municipalities
PARTICIPANTS: 1,152,266 beneficiaries
DONOR: ECHO/CARE INTERNATIONAL UK
STRENGTHENING THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT SYSTEM (CMSS) TO IMPROVE MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH

This project aims to improve maternal and newborn health outcomes, especially among poor and vulnerable households, by supporting community support systems (CmSS) to increase community awareness and improve health system responsiveness, accountability, quality of care and referrals. This project will also document evidence and inform the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and relevant stakeholder about the cost effectiveness of external facilitation in the quality implementation of a CmSS model, working with existing health systems and structures.

DURATION: November 2015 to October 2017
LOCATION: Kurigram district
PARTICIPANTS: 137,160 direct and indirect beneficiaries
DONOR: David Wichs
WOMEN IN FACTORIES INITIATIVE (WIFI)

WiFI aims to create an enabling environment for women to attain their full potential in their careers and personal lives through training in life skills, work place rights, leadership and health, hygiene and nutrition.

DURATION: February 2014 to April 2018
LOCATION: Dhaka, Gazipur, Narayangonj and Chittagong district
PARTICIPANTS: 30,000 garment workers
DONOR: Walmart Foundation

OUR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES:
JITA

JITA is a highly innovative rural-urban distribution network that creates sustainable income-generating opportunities for marginalized women by employing them as door-to-door sales people.

ESTABLISHED: 2011
LOCATION: 27 districts in Bangladesh
CURRENT PARTICIPANTS: 320 marginalized women
LIVING BLUE

Living Blue produces high-quality, hand-made products dyed naturally using Bengal indigo to supply high-end markets. It is owned and managed by the producers, workers and artisans.

ESTABLISHED: 2008
LOCATION: Rangpur, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat and Gaibandha districts
DISTRICTS PARTICIPANTS: 1,017 indigo farmers, dyers, indigo processors and artisans
DONOR: Syed Zaman, Galeries Lafayette and Trehan Foundation
KRISTI UTSHO

The Kristi Utsho micro-franchise has established a network of branded, rural-input supply shops in northwest Bangladesh to meet the needs of smallholder farmers.

ESTABLISHED: 2012
LOCATION: Bogra, Rangpur, Pabna and Sirajganj districts
PARTICIPANTS: Over 100 shop owners and 30,000 farmers
DONOR: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Finn Brooks Family Foundation and CARE UK, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
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