CLP signs MoUs with PRAN and Orbis International

Posted on: 26 March, 2015

With the close of the Chars Livelihoods Programme in just over one year, strengthening and developing key partnerships in relevant sectors such as health, social security, and markets services (among others) is vital. These partnerships are extremely important in ensuring the sustainability of CLP’s impact after support ends. With this in mind, CLP has been… Continue Reading

The CLP observes World Water Day, 2015

Posted on: 22 March, 2015

Today, March 22nd is World Water Day which aims to ‘make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues’ and ‘to prepare for how [to] manage water in the future.’[1] In a country so associated with water (rivers, flooding, the world’s largest delta etc.), scarcity of drinking water… Continue Reading

Providing Better Prospects for Adolescents on the Chars

Posted on: 19 March, 2015

The Human Development Unit of CLP forms Adolescent Groups on the chars to equip adolescents with increased knowledge on social issues such as reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, personal hygiene and gender awareness. In these adolescent groups there are a significant number of boys and girls who are no longer studying; either because of the absence of… Continue Reading

New Partnership Director at CLP

Posted on: 12 March, 2015
new PD

The CLP is very pleased to welcome Rabeya Yasmin to the CLP team as  Partnerships Director. Rabeya has 20 years’ experience in policy, strategy and implementation of development programmes, having made significant contributions to developing poverty reduction programmes in Bangladesh, and abroad. She worked with BRAC for 19 years, where she went on to become… Continue Reading

International Women’s Day, March 8th 2015

Posted on: 8 March, 2015

“To be truly transformative, the post-2015 development agenda must prioritize gender equality and women’s empowerment. The world will never realize 100 per cent of its goals if 50 per cent of its people cannot realize their full potential.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon International Women’s Day is the global day of observance ‘to reflect on progress… Continue Reading

A Simple and Sustainable Solution to Primary Healthcare Provision

Posted on: 5 March, 2015

How do you ensure access to basic health care to vulnerable communities in a place where there are little or no public services? Even on better connected chars, where some medicines were available for purchase, many of those who needed them could not afford them. This is the challenge CLP’s Human Development Unit had to… Continue Reading

How access to improved water and sanitation changes lives on the chars

Posted on: 26 February, 2015
Wash one.

Access to water and sanitation is a fundamental human right and essential to life, health and dignity.  On the chars of North West Bangladesh, there is very little access to water from a protected source or a sanitary latrine. Char dwellers are often not clear on the link between hand washing and improved health, therefore… Continue Reading

Improving Food Security on the Chars

Posted on: 19 February, 2015
Food Security

A key objective of the CLP is to improve the food security of core participant households (CPHHs). To meet this objective, the Programme has a number of interventions. These include providing a sizeable income-generating asset which can become the basis of a sustainable livelihood; promoting homestead gardening as a way to diversity food intake and… Continue Reading

CLP and BRAC Join Forces to Strengthen Milk Markets on the Chars

Posted on: 15 February, 2015

The Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) and BRAC Dairy & Food Enterprise signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the BRAC Centre in Dhaka last month. The two organisations will work together on projects related to the genetic improvement of dairy cattle, veterinary services, milk collection activities and creating market access in the char islands where… Continue Reading

Staying on dry land; a look into plinth performance

Posted on: 5 February, 2015
plinth performance

Life on a char means exposure to the risk of annual flooding and river erosion. This extreme vulnerability to environmental factors makes it all the more difficult to escape the cycle of poverty. A core element of the package of support offered by CLP is the provision of a raised plinth (provided to most core… Continue Reading

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