Current Projects

HEALTH & NUTRITION

1 CARE-GSK CHWI Phase 4

Since 2012, CARE Bangladesh has been implementing an innovative public private partnership to address the shortage of health human resource issues in remote areas with funding from GSK’s 20% profit reinvestment policy. To address the above issue, the project has developed 300 Skilled Health Entrepreneurs (SHE) in Sunamganj and 110 SHE in Netrokona district supported by communities, public health system, and Local Government bodies. The private providers are accredited by Bangladesh Nursing Council with six months’ community skilled birth attendant training complemented by community based integrated management of childhood illness (C-IMCI), FP, nutrition and social entrepreneurship training. Each provider has a market size of about 7500 population and is supported

DURATION: February 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021
LOCATION: Haor regions of Sunamganj and Netrokona
DONOR: GSK
2 Comprehensive prevention programs for people who inject drugs (PWID) and their partners

Prioritized HIV prevention services for key populations in Bangladesh project aims to minimize the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS on the individual, family, community, and society through the comprehensive prevention programs for people who inject drugs (PWID) and their partners. The project work to implement HIV prevention services to limit new HIV infections among key populations (PWID, FSWs, MSM, MSWs and hijra); to complement treatment, care and support services provided by the GoB to PLHIV so as to enhance uptake of testing to 90% and treatment to 90%; and ensure an effective national HIV/AIDS response by establishing a functional health information system with 100% reporting from all implementing entities and with enhanced capacity of personnel in selected public health facilities providing HIV services by the end of 2020.

DURATION: April 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021
LOCATION: Narayanganj, Gazipur, Rajshahi, Chapainawabgonj
DONOR: Save the Children (Global Fund)
3 Community based Interventions for Integrated Continuum of Quality of Maternal, New-born and Child Health Care (ICQ-MNCHC) BCO/PCA/2017/007-2018/003

The project will improve the maternal and child health status of women by creating an enabling environment to ensure service seeking, mobilizing collective community actions to support and hold government service providers accountable to increase the provision of quality services.

DURATION: October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2021
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DONOR: UNICEF
4 Preventing COVID-19 Garment Health Worker and Supply Chain Crisis [COVID-19 FCDO (VSCF)]

“Vulnerable Supply Chain Facility (VSCF)” project, a UK Aid funded initiative which aims to benefit nearly 1 million people in developing countries. CARE is working with Marks & Spencer (M&S) on a jointly on this initiative. The joint venture is working together to improve health services for 80,000 factory workers, of 25 factories from selective areas of Gazipur, Savar and Valuka. Facilitated by CARE, the trainings and awareness include maintaining personal hygiene, the importance of frequent handwashing, nutritious food intake, and maintaining menstrual hygiene, awareness about COVID-19 such as maintaining physical distance, and certainly wearing masks, COVID-19 vaccine intake and registration related training. Other includes training and awareness includes pain management, family planning, anti-sexual harassment training, and many more.

DURATION: August 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021
LOCATION: Gazipur, Savar, Bhaluka
DONOR: UK Aid, Mott MacDonald Limited

EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROJECT

1 Accountable governance for disaster risk reduction (AGDRR) & improved social cohesion between host community and refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

CARE’s “Accountable Governance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Improved Social Cohesion” (AGDRR) project funded by Danish Government is working toward strengthening local disaster management structures and improving social cohesion between refugee and host communities in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar. During the reporting months, numbers of trainings were organized for village development committee (VDC), Union Disaster Management Committee members and women groups on disaster preparedness, leadership etc. The project has so far reached 7,717 people directly.

DURATION: May 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021
LOCATION: Cox’s Bazar
DONOR: CARE Denmark
2 Bangladesh refugee response

CARE has been providing immediate life-saving humanitarian assistance and addressing gender-s specific needs of Rohingya refugees and Bangladeshi host communities since the start of the latest massive influx of refugees on 25 August 2017. The Cox’s Bazar refugee camp is the largest in the world, with nearly 915,000 Rohingya and 444,000 affected local people requiring d ay-to-day humanitarian and poverty-fighting support. Some 52% of them are women and girls, 55% are children, and 4% live with disability. CARE’s work focuses on women an d girls who are disproportionately affected by this crisis and the violence, discrimination and poverty.

DURATION: Ongoing
LOCATION: Cox’s Bazar
DONOR: CARE Australia , CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg e.V., CARE International Japan, CARE Int. UK, CARE International and CARE USA
3 Site Management in Camps 13, 14 and 16 and Site Development in Camps 13 and 16

CARE’s Site Management (SM) and Site Development (SD) sectors with mainly funding support of IOM and WFP is working toward improving living conditions of the Rohingya camps through enhancing coordination and service monitoring, disaster risk reduction, strengthening accountability mechanism, increasing security and accessibility, enhancing infrastructure, active community mobilization and so on in camp 13, 14, 16 and 19. Through all the SM and SD activities in Cox’s Bazar, CARE is supporting 94,000+ population on a continuous basis.

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DONOR: IOM, WFP

WOMEN AND GIRLS' EMPOWERMENT

1 Inspiring Married Adolescent Girls to Imagine New Empowered Futures (IMAGINE)

IMAGINE stands for Inspiring Married Adolescent Girls To Imagine New Empowered Futures. The goal of this project is to identify, design, and test interventions that hold promise for delaying the timing of first birth among married adolescents and importantly, document and share learning from this initiative with the wider development community to inform others working to address the issue of adolescent childbearing.

DURATION: August 1, 2018 - March 31, 2022
LOCATION: Kurigram Sadar sub-district of Rangpur division
DONOR: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
2 Promoting Worker Well-Being Project

Promoting worker well-being project designed to ensure that partnerships with targeted stakeholders include workers’ voices and influence business plans and practices, by building a cadre of competent and experienced women worker leaders. Dignified Work for All will promote the wellbeing of women workers by strengthening their capacities and increasing the leadership, representation and voice of women in Bangladeshi industry and society.

DURATION: January 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021
LOCATION: Dhaka and Gazipur
DONOR: Target Enterprise Inc.
3 Tipping Point Phase III: Innovation and Advocacy in Addressing Underlying Causes of Child Marriage

The multi-country Tipping Point project addresses child marriage through a dynamic process of innovation, insight, and influence through advocacy in Nepal and Bangladesh. The project focuses on identifying the root causes of child marriage and facilitates innovative strategies to create alternative paths for adolescent girls. Grounded by this work, the project also seeks to influence the way policymakers, donors, researchers, and civil society approach the issue of child marriage, specifically to steer the global discourse beyond short-term solutions. The project works with adolescent girls and boys, parents, community and religious leaders, and nationally with networks of social activists, experts, and government agencies. These areas are both geographically and economically isolated from other regions. CARE expects this learning and innovation initiative to contribute to global understanding of the complex issues driving child marriage and strategies that can contribute to a “tipping point” of sustainable change to prevent child marriage and create viable alternative paths for adolescent girls.

DURATION: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023
LOCATION: Sunamganj and Rangpur
DONOR: THE KENDEDA FUND
4 Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW)

Work and Opportunities for Women (WOW) will work to strengthen the HR development and management systems in order to provide equal access and control over career development processes for the female garment employees. The programme seeks to improve women’s access to leadership in the RMG sector- with a focus on line leader and supervisory roles.

DURATION: July 29, 2018 - June 30, 2021
LOCATION: Dhaka and Mymenshing
DONOR: FCDO

STRENGTHENING HOUSEHOLD ABILITY TO RESPOND TO DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

1 SHOUHARDO (Strengthening Household Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities) III

CARE Bangladesh’s ‘Strengthening Household Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities’ (SHOUHARDO) is one of the largest food security programs in Bangladesh as well as in the world. Following the trail of two successful cycles in the past, SHOUHARDO is now in its third phase of implementation. As an integrated and multi-sectoral program, it acts on ensuring food security, maternal and child nutrition, women and youth empowerment, improved governance and disaster resilience for the poor and the extreme poor households. The program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and a complimentary funding from the Government of Bangladesh. The six implementing partners of SHOUHARDO III are Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM), Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO), Mahideb Jubo Somaj Kallayan Somity (MJSKS), National Development Program (NDP), People’s Oriented Program Implementation (POPI) and SKS Foundation.

DURATION: September 29, 2015 - September 30, 2022
LOCATION: Habiganj, Kishoreganj, Sunamganj, Netrakona, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Jamalpur and Sirajganj
DONOR: USAID

EXTREME RURAL POVERTY PROGRAM

1 Implementation of Community Approaches To Total Sanitation (CATS)

The overall objective of this project is to achieve the desired positive public health impact from zero open defecation, use of improved sanitation facilities, safe hygiene behavior and ensuring safety sustainability of safe water through arsenic-safe union and water safety communities’ declaration.

DURATION: February 17, 2019 - April 30, 2022
LOCATION: 2 locations (Rangpur, Khulna)
DONOR: UNICEF
2 JANO-Joint Action for Nutrition Outcome

Joint Action for Nutrition Outcome (JANO) will replicate proven best practices, and take to scale innovative local governance models for better nutrition outcome. The project will work with the Government of Bangladesh at the regional and local levels, to support the effective implementation of the National Plan of Action for Nutrition 2 (NPAN-2). JANO will work at District, Upazila and Union levels as well as with multi-sector including public sector, private sector and civil society organizations; building their capacity for better planning, budgeting of nutritional program, and to provide effective oversight in its implementation.

DURATION: September 1, 2018 - August 30, 2023
LOCATION: Rangpur and Nilphamari
DONOR: EU-CARE Austria
3 Krishi Utsho in Bangladesh

Krishi Utsho (KU) Microfranchise has established a network of branded rural agro input supply shops to meet the needs of smallholder farmers. Through operating at the last mile, the network acts as an one stop solution center for over 51,000 smallholder farmers, particularly vulnerable women in Northwest and Southwest of Bangladesh, contributing to their increased productivity and resilience. Apart from the supply chain network KU has initiated non-traditional financing and customer relationship management system for rural farmers.

DURATION: August 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021
LOCATION: Bogra, Shatkhira, Jessore, Rangpur, Sirajganj, Pabna
DONOR: JILL GORDON
4 Living Blue

Living Blue produces high-quality, hand-made products dyed naturally using Bengal indigo to retail in high-end markets, under its own label. The surplus generated by the social enterprise contributes to the general well-being of local communities and help to create sustainable social, cultural and economic life. It is owned and managed by the indigo farmers, dyers and artisans.

DURATION: September 30, 2014 - May 31, 2022
LOCATION: Rangpur, Dinajpur, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat and Gaibandha
DONOR: Private Donor through CARE USA

HUMANITARIAN & RESILIENCE

1 Action for Supporting the Host Communities: Adaptation and Resilience (ASHAR alo)

“Action for Supporting the Host Communities: Adaptation and Resilience” (ASHAR ALO) project funded by USAID has the main focus on WASH, Shelter, DRR through cash for work activity and GBV in Ukhiya and Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar. After successful completion of intervention in Jaliyapalong Union of Ukhiya Upazila, in the current phase the project is targeting Haldiyapalong and Ratnapalong Union for Shelter, Settlement and WASH activities and Palongkhali Union for GBV and protection activities. For DRR activity the project has targeted Chakmarkul Union of Ramu Upazila. CARE has also applied for a top up funding of USD 2 million for further extension of project coverage and reach.

DURATION: August 1, 2019 - July 31, 2022
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DONOR: USAID/OFDA
2 Promoting Resilience to Risks of Natural Hazards (PRERONA)

Promoting Resilience to Risks of Natural Hazards (PRERONA) will support communities in Cox’s Bazar to anticipate and be resilient to natural hazards and disasters. Through physical improvements to Multi-Purpose Cyclone Shelters (MPCS), communities will have safe, accessible shelter and school infrastructure that is adapted to natural hazards that reduces disaster risk. In addition, through local capacity building, communities will be better able to plan for disasters in order to increase resilience, reduce climate change impact and ensure continuity of education. The program will support the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), particularly the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education and local government, to maintain facilities that are essential to the disaster preparedness of communities in Cox’s Bazar.

DURATION: May 2, 2019 - September 2, 2021
LOCATION: Cox’s Bazar Sadar, Maheskhali and Ramu sub-districts of Cox’s Bazar District
DONOR: USAID
3 Providing Consulting Services on Piloting & Expansion of Flood Preparedness Programme (FPP)

“Piloting and Expansion of Flood Preparedness Programme (FPP)” is a unique approach to combine Forecast based Action and Early warning to reduce loss & damage in the flood-prone districts in Bangladesh. The Programme is being piloted in flood hotspots area of Jamalpur and Kurigram districts. CARE Bangladesh in implementing the “Piloting and Expansion of Flood Preparedness Program (FPP)” in collaboration with NRP, DDM-Part. A pool of 1440 FPP volunteers have been created and trained in target 20 unions of Kurigram and Jamalpur. The volunteers contributed to reduce suffering, loss and damage of vulnerable people during 2020 foold although they were just trained by CARE. This year, the volunteer will be given refreshere along with introduction to a web-based flood risk model which is being developed by IWFM-BUET (Institute of Water and Flood Management, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology), technical partner of donor.

DURATION: December 30, 2019 - September 30, 2021
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DONOR: Gov. - UNDP (FCDO)
4 Supporting Flood Forecast-based Action and Learning in Bangladesh (SUFAL)

“Supporting Flood Forecast-based Action and Learning in Bangladesh” (SUFAL) is funded by European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and is being implemented in a consortium led by CARE, with Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief and technical support from Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) in the three flood-prone districts/sub-districts along the Ganges-Brahmaputra river, namely Kurigram, Gaibandha, and Jamalpur. SUFAL focused on developing the Forcaste based Action (FbA) approach to saving lives and assets through community-based early actions; which means the definition of triggers and identification of early actions are done to implement early actions to support the whole community. The project is currently working on no-cost extension till June. Meanwhile, Phase II proposal for USD 1.58 million has been submitted and the propoeal is at the the final review stage with high likeliness of being awarded. As like the phase I, CARE will lead the consortium likely to be started from early July ’21 through to January ‘23.

DURATION: August 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021
LOCATION: Kurigram, Jamalpur and Gaibhanda
DONOR: ECHO - HIP (EU)
5 USAID’s Multipurpose Disaster Shelter Support

“Multi-purpose Disaster Shelter Support” (MPDS) is a multi-year program jointly implemented by CARE Bangladesh, Save the Children and Gram Unnayon Sangathon (GRAUS) funded by USAID with the overall goal of “risk of natural disasters reduced and community resilience increased”. The project focuses on community and stakeholder’s capacity strengthening on local hazards, management and construction of multipurpose shelters in Cox’s Bazar (Moheshkhali, Kutubdia, Chakaria, Pekua) and Bandarban (Sadar, Naikhongchori, Lama upazila) districts. The project aims at constructing 25 new shelters in two of the most vulnerable districts Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar benefitting 200,000 people over three and half years. The project will follow a “Para Center” approach that acts as the nucleus of basic social services in the community centers for the people in disaster-struck areas. In some locations, the centers will serve as learning spaces to provide children with a safe, stimulating and quality learning environment.

DURATION: October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2024
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DONOR: USAID
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