Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA) Project

Project Name: Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA) Project

Project Introduction:
The current humanitarian system has saved countless lives over the past 50 years, but is overstretched and underfunded – unable to meet rising needs of crisis affected countries and providing assistance to communities that is often insufficient, inappropriate and late. There is growing support for a shift of power and resources to local and national humanitarian actors. Local and national actors are the first responders when crises hits, know the local context. Oxfam is promoting local actors with the right resources and support which will help communities become better resistant to crises and the effects of climate change.

The ELNHA program runs on the principle of putting Local and National Humanitarian Actors in the driver’s seat to define their agenda and strategies, and influence international humanitarian actors for their support.

The project is covering the most vulnerable 9 districts of the country and these are Barguna, Dhaka, Gaibandha, Kishorganj, Kurigram, Patuakhali, Satkhira, Sirajgonj and Sunamganj. These districts are selected focusing on different hazards, these are:

  • The urban district (Dhaka) exposed to regular urban water logging, fire and earthquakes
  • The coastal districts (Barguna, Patuakhali and Satkhira) exposed to cyclone, tidal surge, water logging
  • The remaining districts (Sirajgonj, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Kishoregonj and Sunamgonj) are highly exposed to multiple hazards including regular monsoon flood, flash flood and river erosion.

The project is being implemented in these districts to empower local and national actors and support their efforts in dealing with crises situations. Dhaka Ahsania Mission is implementing the project in urban areas of Dhaka North City Corporation targeting 3 wards (nos. 10, 11 & 12) with the financial support of Oxfam in Bangladesh. The project has scope to work with local and national humanitarian actions i.e., government, NGOs, institutions, etc. for strengthening their capacity as well as promoting localization of resources.

Goal and Objective:
Goal: Vulnerable women, men and children in Bangladesh and Uganda benefit from effective and appropriate humanitarian response and preparedness.

Objective: Capable Local and National Humanitarian Actors (LNHA) in Bangladesh and Uganda play a leading role in humanitarian work, putting the interest of women, men and children affected by disaster at the center.

Outputs Results Outcome:

Result-1. Strength: LNHA have capacity to design, deliver and lead in humanitarian preparedness and response in Bangladesh and Uganda.

Expected Outcome-1: LNHA have defined mission, strategies and systems and are able to mobilize, attract, obtain and manage resources for humanitarian preparedness and response according to the Core Humanitarian Standards and other international humanitarian principles and standards.

Expected Outcome-2: LNHA collect, analyze, share and use relevant information in a coordinated and inclusive way for humanitarian preparedness and response according to the Core Humanitarian Standards and other international humanitarian principles and standards.

Expected Outcome-3: LNHA have infrastructure, regulatory frameworks and human capital in support of cash transfer programming.

Result-2. Voice: LNHA in Bangladesh and Uganda have the voice and power to influence the humanitarian agenda in their country.

Expected Outcome-4: Participating LNHA coordinate, collaborate and influence others around a shared humanitarian influencing strategy.

Expected Outcome-5: LNHA demonstrate their ability to use humanitarian emergency funds (created by this program or other funding opportunities) to design and implement programs according to the Core Humanitarian Standards and other international humanitarian principles and standards.

Result-3. SPACE: International humanitarian donors and NGOs tailor their policies, strategies and systems to enable LNHA to lead in humanitarian preparedness and response.

Expected Outcome-6: International humanitarian donors and NGOs demonstrate accountable partnership with LNHA for developing a stronger humanitarian programming.

Expected Outcome-7: International humanitarian donors and NGOs make a substantive amount of humanitarian funding directly available to LNHA.

Expected Outcome-8: International NGOs use their influence in support of strengthening the role and leadership of LNHA.

Who the project will serve/is serving (gender disaggregated data if possible by category of recipients)

  • The project will work with 92 Local and national humanitarian actors (LNHA) which will include Local and National NGOs, Government Institutions, Academic Institutions, Media and Private sectors, different alliance, networks and women rights organizations for enhancing their strength, voice and space.
  • International Donors and NGOs to change their strategy and system for providing direct support to increase the leadership of LNHA.
  • Beside this, the vulnerable women, men and children affected by humanitarian crisis will get timely, appropriate and efficient humanitarian assistance.

Project Duration: April 2019- March 2021

Start date: 01 April, 2019

Financial partner (Donor): Oxfam in Bangladesh

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: 3 Wards (No. 10, 11 & 12) of Dhaka North City Corporation


Budget with annual breakup:
18,051,457.00

Number of project staffs and volunteers: 3 Staffs [1-Project Manager, 1- Project Officer (Capacity Building) & 1-Project Officer (Finance)]

Contact Person:

Name & Designation: Md. Roushon Ali, Project Manager
Cell: 01817-778545
Email: roushon.du@gmail.comm.roushan@ahsaniamission.org.bd

Briquette Factory Project

Project Introduction: 
Banshkhali was once well known for its thick forest cover and rich biodiversity. The hills, a part of the Arakan Range, was covered by thick Garjon and other native tree species like Amloki, Bohera, Chapalish, Dharmara, Dewe, as well as medicinal plants like Olot Kombal and Tokma. Over time; the hills got totally denuded due to severe human intervention.  Many of the above tree species regenerate profusely but are extracted by the local poor people who sell those as fuel wood in the local market to meet their both ends and survive at the margin of life. Arannyak Foundation has initiated a project entitled: “Restoration and Conservation of Biodiversity in the Denuded Hills of Banskhali, Chittagong” focused primarily on stopping resource extraction from the hills and allowing natural regeneration through people’s participation. The briquette project will ensure supply of fuel to meet household needs alternative to fuel wood extracted from the hills thus allowing natural regeneration and greening of the hills.

Project Agreement Number: BSRM/DAM-007484

Overall Objective:
Setting up of a Briquette Factory to Reduce Anthropogenic Pressure on the Hill Forest and thereby help Mitigate Climate Change.

Specific Objectives:

  • Make available supply of fuel to meet household needs alternative to fuel wood
  • Reduce anthropogenic pressure on the hills and  in the process help regeneration of the forest, and
  •  Provide income to poor women who will serve as sales agent of the briquettes

Outputs:

  • At least 75% of different stakeholders are able to narrate the positive impacts forest conservation can have on their lives and livelihoods.
  • School children are mobilized and energized to from Environment club in 03 school.
  • At least 80% of children at school are knowledgeable about the ill effects of deforestation and the positive impacts of forest conservation on lives and livelihoods.
  • At least 80% of women in project villages are aware of the positive impacts of forest conservation and smokeless oven use

Project Components: Environment, Alternative livelihood, Institutionalization

Major Activities:

  • Produce briquette as an alternative to wood as fuel
  • Reduce anthropogenic pressure on the hills and  in the process help regeneration of the forest, and
  • Provide income to poor women who will serve as sales agent of the briquettes

Project Participants (Direct):

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

26

43

120

120

13

57

278

532

50

71

 

Project Duration: April 2015 March 2020

Financial partner (Donor): BSRM

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Bhanskhali, Chittagong

Project Budget: 500,000

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

4

1

 

Contact Person: Md. Jahangir Alam, AD and Head of CC&DRR Sector
Email: jalam.promit@gmail.com, j.alam@ahsaniamission.org.bd
Cell : 01710-231671

COVID-19, Cyclone Amphan and Flood Response Report as on October 15, 2020

1. Introduction of the organization:
Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) founded in 1958 with the motto “Divine and Humanitarian Service” and core values of humanity, spirituality, humility, equality and equity, caring for nature, honesty and morality. Considering the post-2015 era of global development, DAM has developed its organizational 10 years Strategy Plan 2015-2025 aiming to improve the living condition of the vulnerable people and resilience building. DAM has intensive experience of disaster management since 1988 and undertaken short, medium and long-term response & rehabilitation activities in different disasters. DAM commitment to transcend the humanitarian principles and space in all spam of project implementation and reinforcing the importance of respecting human dignity and community engagement. DAM has started the preparatory initiatives from 1st week of March 2020 and COVIOD-19 response programme from 4th Week of March 2020.
The coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Bangladesh on 8th March 2020. The Government of Bangladesh initially put in place a ten-day lock-down to 4 April 2020, subsequently extending its duration a number of times, most recently up to 30th June’ 2020. At that time the situation was become worst and very few people maintained the approach of ‘hand washing’, ‘social distancing’, and ‘self-quarantine’. The number of coronavirus cases was increasing in Bangladesh and govt urges people to follow quarantine guidelines. It was necessary to start the social distancing campaign progmame and also make aware the people on health preventive measures. The low-income people had been going through a tough ride amid decline in income and high prices of essential items, a substantial people had no livelihood option, especially who lives on hand to mouth and suffering with the lockdown, those people were skipping daily meal.

2. Key Focus in Project Designing:
Considering the worst situation and suffering of the people, DAM has designed different types of projects for ensuring the food security and aware people on Covid-19 with preventive measures. DAM used to calculate per beneficiaries’ cost in comparison with the available budget and focus the issues for improving food security and livelihoods options considering the local context and needs of the beneficiaries. The health, food and Hygiene support is more relevant in this pandemic situation. In terms of Prevention exploitation and abuse in this lockdown situation, DAM has given priority to select women headed families whereas child and older people are living with. These types of programme intervention helps the vulnerable people to stay home at least one or months. So, they could avoid external harassment at that time. And, they feel a kind of security and power in his own family which help to reduce domestic violence also.

3. Programmatic interventions in response to COVID-19:
A. Awareness Building Campaign:
DAM has started awareness building programme for ‘hand washing’, ‘social distancing’, and ‘selfquarantine.
As on 15th April 2020, DAM reached to 316,844 individual beneficiaries with clear guidelines on what to do and undertake awareness campaigns using mobile phone, electronic, print and social media. Health sector of DAM distributed 155,000 leaflets containing precautionary messages. DAM Health Sector has been continuously organizing orientation and demonstration and update meetings for the service providers and Facebook live on COVID-19: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28RABcW5Vm0&t=1133s;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-PpbHMDmMs&t=2s . Festoons and other materials are being placed in different sites of the Rohingya camps In Cox’s Bazar for raising awareness and keeping them safe. DAM stopped all visits and courtyard sessions to adhere to the social distancing protocol.

B. Ensured Staff Safety:
DAM ensured the safeties of all full time 4,588 staff and frontline 919 staff. DAM supplied hand sanitizers in 195 field offices, 32 institutions including head office. All offices now remain closed according to government declared general holidays to prevent the transmission of coronavirus. Staffs are working from home. The leaflet, audio message, live face book, information sheet, staff safety guideline and necessary items of cleanliness have been distributed. DAM Health Sector has provided hand sanitizers, PPE to the health service providers since the beginning of the COVID- 19 outbreak. The kit contained three reusable full set PPE, and disposable PPE (gloves, masks, caps, gowns and shoe covers).
DAM has provided online training/orientation to 1,453 staff on COVID-19 and Health sector of DAM has provided 9 batches (352 person) specialized online training to the front-line managers in Covid 19 response, health professionals including doctors with a special module.

C. Developed IEC materials, Operational Guidelines, training/ orientation Module:
Health sector of DAM developed leaflet, festoon, a guideline for PPE measures, guideline for Drug Treatment Center, Khudba on Corona Virus, Guideline for Community Health Worker, Guidelines for Ukhiya and Teknaf Camp Drivers and staff management guideline which reflects the WHO, CDC, IEDCR and DGHS recommendations.

D. Health Support through 40 Health Centre:
Health sector of DAM is providing day to day health support through 40 static health centers in different parts of the country. The process is going on to obtain an ambulance for health centers, if emergency transport is required for any infected patient of COVID-19. So, it’s required to take more drastic and strong initiatives in order to ensure health safety of the clinical staffs. DAM stored emergency medications and still in consultation with pharmaceutical companies to ensure the supply chain of medicines in case the situation worsens.

E. Provide Food and WASH/ Hygiene package support:
E.1. DAM has completed 1st round food and Hygiene package support to 1201 beggars from its own fund. The package contains Rice – 20 KG, Lintel – 1 Kg, Soyabin-1 liter, Salt-1 Kg, Sugar-1 KG, Potato -3 KG, Onion-1 KG. The total value of the support was BDT 20, 00,000/=

E.2 DAM has completed 2nd round food support to the 600 vulnerable HH in Dhaka North and South City Corporation with the support of Rahim Group. The food package for each family was: Rice – 20 KG, Flatten Rice – 500 gm, Lintel – 1 Kg, Soyabin-1 liter, Salt-1 Kg, Sugar-1 KG, Potato -5 KG, Onion-1 KG, Garlic-0.5 KG, Spice-0.25 KG. The total value of the support was BDT 20,00,000/=

E.3 Dhaka Ahsania Mission has formed the consortium with CDD, SOF and SRWOT- Bangladesh and are going to provide the Food and Hygiene support to 600 HH with the financial support of Oxfam under Humanitarian Response Grant Facility (HRGF). The support will be provided to the day laborers, rickshaw pullers, small shop owners, hawkers, beggars and other low-income people of ward no 2 & 4 of Savar municipality and ward no. 3, 11 & 20 of Dhaka North City Corporation.

The food package has been selected based on the food security cluster recommendation and each family (HH) will receive Rice – 60 KG, Flour -13 KG, Lintel – 2 Kg, Soyabin- 3 Liter’s, Salt – 1 Kg, Sugar – 1 KG.
The Minimum WASH/ Hygiene package will be distributed to 600 HH and package selected by Hygiene Technical Working group. The items of the WASH package are: Bathing Soap (125 gm)- 10 Pcs, Detergent Soap – I KG, non-disposable Sanitary napkin – 8 Pcs, Bucket with lid and tape (20L) – 1 Pcs, Disposable Surgical mask- 50 Pcs, Plastic Mug-1 Pcs, two pager IEC (color printed).
The total value of the support: BDT 4,357,500.00/=

E.4 DAM is implementing the Covid 19 Response project jointly with Care Bangladesh from 1st May 2020. The project is funded by Coca Cola foundation with the duration of May – June 2020. The support will be given to 6,132 HH in Gazipur Upazilla of Gazipur District, Vhaluka Upazilla of Mymensingh District and Cumilla Sadar south Upazilla of Kumilla District. The target population of the projects are marginal households, especially women-headed HH, people with disability, elderly people from the groups of Rickshaw Puller, Daily labor, Garments worker, Tea stall worker, Grocery worker, Domestic help worker peddlers, local grocery shop kipper/worker, rickshaw mechanics, street food/vegetable sellers, beauty salon/parlor worker, tailoring, small garments, transport worker, sex worker, transgender groups who are trapped in highly congested slums without work and food and lack of necessary hygiene and dignity items.

At the same time, local health facilities lack protective essential gears such as PPE, Oxygen cylinders, biohazard garbage bag, thermal scanner, ventilator, sanitizers, masks, gloves, hand washing stands. With challenging health facilities and absence of proper awareness mechanisms has potential to quickly impact the entire country.

The packages are:
E.4.1 Immediate Food Security Support:
Food Package Rice – 40 Kg, Lentils- 2 Kg, Iodized salt -1 Kg, Cooking oil- 3-liter, Sugar- 1 kg, Semolina – 2 kg, Onion -3 Kg, Spices- 2 pack. The total cost of per package BDT- 2,845/=

E.4.2 Immediate Dignity Kit Support:
Sanitary Napkin / Non disposable Sanitary cloth for Menstrual Hygiene Management- highly absorbent, soft cotton fabric- 1 pack (8-10 Pcs), Mask (reusable)- 4 Pcs, Bathing and hand washing (Bar 125 gm per pcs) soap- 3, Detergent powder/ laundry soap( Per pcs 200 gm)-2,
Total Cost-of the package BDT- 380/=
Total Food and Dignity package cost is BDT 3,225/=

E.4.3 Supporting Government Health Systems including private hospitals:
Support health systems mechanisms through functioning of COVID-19 Isolation centers in Gazipur and Comilla districts by providing input support and coordination such as special quality of full sleeve with head cover reusable gown for doctors & nurses who are directly providing services to COVID patients, normal quality 210 GSM full sleeve with head cover reusable gown for front line government health workers who are doing screening of COVID-19 patients and safety materials such as: hand sanitizers and masks, gloves, medical waste management etc. Number of health service providers like Doctors, Nurses and Frontline Health Service Providers will receive 800 set PPE. The support was given in 14 Government and Private Hospitals.

E.5: DAM has implemented the “Ramadan Food Parcels 2020 & Covid 19 Response” with the support of Human Appeal. The duration of the project is 17th May-15th June 2020. The food package and dignity kit support has provided to 1,950 HH in Savar Upazilla and Municipality of Dhaka District: 600 HH, Srenagar Upazilla of Munshigong District: 550 HH, Fatullah Upazilla of Narayangong District: 300 HH, Monohardi Upazilla of Narshindhi District: 500 HH. This support is provided for one month to help them cope with the income loss and food insecurity caused by COVID. The food parcel is containing the following items per household: Rice -25 KG, Lentil- 1 KG, Soyabin / cooking oil -1 Litre, Iodised Salt-1 KG, Onion -1 KG and Potato- 2 KG. The Sanitation & Hygiene kit is packaging with the following items: Bathing and hand washing Soap (125 gm)- 2 pcs; Detergent Soap (200 gm)- 1 Packet; Reusable face mask – 4 pcs and Sanitary Napkin /Non disposable Sanitary cloth for Menstrual Hygiene Management- highly absorbent, soft cotton fabric, Mask (reusable) – 1 packet.

E. 6: DAM has provided Food and Hygiene support to 114 low income staff of different institution /division/ sectors/units. The food package is containing the following items per household: Rice – 20 KG, Lentil- 1 KG, Soyabin / Cooking oil -1 Litre, Iodised Salt-1 KG, Onion -1 KG and Potato- 5 KG and Bathing and hand washing Soap (125 gm)- 2 pcs.

E. 7: DAM is implementing the project “Strengthen capacities of communities to anticipate, cope and recover from the negative impacts of Covid-19 worsened by Cyclone Amphan” to provide humanitarian support with the sectoral intervention: Health, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Food Distribution for reducing the negative impact of Covid-19 to the vulnerable people whose life become more vulnerable due to Cyclone Amphan . The project is implementing in Sathkhira Municipality with the financial support of CAFOD, UK. The duration of the project is 11th July-08th August 2020. The food package, Hygiene and dignity kit support has provided to 900 HH.
Immediate food security support: Provide immediate ‘food package’ worth BDT 2,155 to poorer households for one month to ensure that they have minimum food items (rice, lentil, oil etc.) following the standard guidelines.
Immediate Hygiene and dignity kit support: Provide immediate Hygiene and ‘dignity package’ worth BDT 402 to poorer households for one month to ensure that they have minimum items (sanitary napkin, soap, masks etc.) to maintain hygiene, especially the women and adolescent girls, following the standard guidelines.

E. 8: DAM is implementing the project “Emergency Flood Response to the vulnerable people and support to recover from the negative impacts of flood in Ghosherpara Union of Melandaha Upazila under Jamalpur District’ with the financial support of HelpAge International. The duration of the project is 20th July-2nd September 2020. The project will provide Multipurpose Cash Grant (MPG) for the selected 390 HHs. Each HH will receive BDT 3,000 in cash as direct delivery. DAM followed the guidelines of Cash Working Group (CWG) for selecting the cash package.
WASH kits distribution: Each of the HH will receive bathing soap (125 gm)-10 pcs., Detergent Powder (200 gm) for laundry-5 pack, Non disposable Sanitary cloth for Menstrual Hygiene Management (m square each) highly absorbent, soft dark cotton fabric (not deep dark like black)- 8 pcs., Bucket with lid and tape (20L) for hand washing-1pc, Disposable Surgical mask (10 pcs per person)-50 pcs/Reusable face mask, plastic mug (1.5l) 1pc.

E. 9: Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) is implementing the project “Immediate Assistance for Monsoon Flood & Covid-19 Affected People in the Northern District of Jamalpur, Bangladesh”. The project will be implemented in Dewangonj and Melandah Upazila’s of Jamalpur District, targeting 2,470 highly vulnerable flood-affected households. The project is funded by Irish Aid.
The beneficiaries will get support with Unconditional multi-purpose cash support amounting BDT 3,000 in a single disbursement. The project will provide immediate Hygiene and ‘dignity package’ worth BDT 600 to poorer 2,470 households for one month to ensure that they have minimum items (sanitary napkin, soap, masks etc.) to maintain hygiene, especially the women and adolescent girls, following the standard guidelines. The duration of the project is 10th August-2nd November 2020. The total budget of the project is 1, 08, 49,200 (One crore eight lac forty nine thousand and two hundred only).

E. 10: DAM is implementing the project “COVID-19 Oxfam Response to the pandemic” with the financial support of Oxfam, Bangladesh. The duration of the project September 01, 2020- November 30, 2020. In total 526 beneficiaries will get support with Unconditional multi-purpose cash support amounting BDT 5,000 in a single disbursement. The project will provide immediate Hygiene and ‘dignity package’ two times worth BDT 3,700 to poorer 526 domestic workers, elderly people, PWD’s and transgender households for three months to ensure that they have minimum items (sanitary napkin, Hand sanitizer, soap, mug, Bucket with tape, masks etc.) to maintain hygiene, especially the women and adolescent girls, following the standard guidelines.

E. 11: DAM has provided financial support through bkash cash transfer to the Cyclone Amphan affected 126 survivors in Jashore and Khulna district under Ashshash Project. In total BDT 1,422,252 has distributed with the financial support of Winrock International.

E. 12: Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) is implementing the project “Immediate recovery assistance to respond to the first needs of flood affected people in Jamalpur and Sirajgonj districts from Northern Bangladesh”. The project is implementing in Islampur, Dewangonj and Melandah Upazila’s of Jamalpur District targeting 2,050 HH. The duration of the project is October 01, 2020 – January 31’2021 and funded by ECHO.
The beneficiaries will get support with Unconditional multi-purpose cash support amounting BDT 3,000 in a single disbursement. The project will provide immediate Hygiene and ‘dignity package’ worth BDT 2,180 to poorer 2,050 households for three months to ensure that they have minimum items (sanitary napkin, soap, bucket with tape, mug, hand sanitizer, masks etc.) to maintain hygiene, especially the women and adolescent girls, following the standard guidelines. In total 17 community level tube well and 7 deep tube well will be installed. The house repairing cost will be disbursed to 250 HH with BDT 5,000 each and other 250 HH will receive BDT 3,000 each for latrine installation. The total budget of the project is 1,56, 07,700 (One crore fifty-six lac seven thousand and seven hundred only).

E. 13: Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) is implementing the project “Early Recovery Assistance to Monsoon Flood Affected Population in Northern areas of Bangladesh.” The project is implementing in Bakshigong , Dewangonj and Melandah Upazila’s of Jamalpur District targeting 2,050 HH. The duration of the project is October 01, 2020 – February 15’2021 and funded by DFID & UNOPS. Cash for work to repair breached embankments and essential community infrastructures will be provided to 1,400 HH and Livelihood recovery assistance support will be provided to 200 HH with BDT 5,000 each, Shelter plinth raise support will be given to 400 HH through Cash for Work, Materials will be distributed for Shelter Repairing to 50 HH with BDT 2,500 each. BDT 4,000 will be distributed to 60 HH for Repair and maintenance of tube well, 60 new latrine will be installed with BDT 7,000 each and 10 hand washing points will be set up with BDT 8,000 each. The total budget of the project is 1, 52, 09,180 (One crore fifty-two lac nine thousand one hundred and eighty only).

4. Safe guarding and Safe programming:
A culture of ethics and integrity has created during the project implementation among the staff and concern stakeholders, which creates the enabling environment and the safety fast approach of project staff, beneficiaries and which is followed accordingly. DAM ensure the participatory distribution mechanism of the gift items with necessary safety mechanisms in place with support from community volunteers, local leaders, local government authority and Upazilla administration. Project staff/ volunteers are briefed on the safety standards, code of conduct pre-deployment. DAM also follow the SPHERE standards and aligns to the nine commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) to ensure quality and accountability in humanitarian response project. DAM is promoting localization process for effective humanitarian response programme with the active participation of all local level responders.
It has risk to maintain social distances at the community level during beneficiary’s consultation and selection, verifying prices of the relief items. Even, there is high risk to distribute the items to the beneficiaries in massive social transmission time. DAM has planned to doorstep distribution keeping enough distance in maximum case, using of safety measures by the staff. The circle approach for standing of the beneficiaries is outlined for ensuring the social distance. In addition to providing emergency assistance to the beneficiaries, DAM ensure the safety and security of all staff and volunteers by providing safety equipment (PPE) and oriented health rules of COVID-19.
There is one of the most important benchmarks in terms of quality of humanitarian responses by using the ICT in the pandemic situation. The staff join in the virtual meeting frequently and discussed different issues and resolve it with coordinated manner. The meetings have been conducted on Skype/ Zoom and it is more effective and new communication mechanism.

5. Complain Response Mechanism (CRM):
DAM strongly maintain zero tolerance principle against any offence, accountability standards, communicating with disaster affected people, and complaint response mechanisms. The orientation is given to the staff to work in a harassment-free environment, tolerance, and respect to the community. As such, DAM prioritized to seek to protect the right of all personnel and also community people to be treated with respect and dignity.
DAM strictly follow the safe guarding issues in the whole implementation of the project. DAM informed the low enforcement agencies and ensured the presence during distribution. DAM prioritize the issues of safety and security of the staff and beneficiaries in all spam of the project implementation.

6. Challenges:
The major challenges are to identify the most vulnerable communities maintaining social distance and then sharing this information with stakeholders in advance of a possible disease outbreak, deal with stress management and psychosocial issues, particularly the staff safety and security. However, DAM is aiming to reach those in need ethically, and to ensure the safety and security of humanitarian workers.

7. Future outlook and recommendations:
According to “Multi Sectoral Anticipatory Impact Analysis and Needs Assessment” Report and considering the current context, DAM has focused to provide support through Health services, Economic package, WASH support and Social Communication/Education package. It has planned to reach other 20,000 HH by March 2021 through mobilizing resources from different source.

Promote Localization in Humanitarian Response of AHP III Project in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

National Alliance of Humanitarian Actors Bangladesh (NAHAB)

Project Name: Promote Localization in Humanitarian Response of AHP III Project in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Project Introduction:
The Rohingya crisis started in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since 25 August 2017 and had made it the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. The speed and scale of the influx of Forcefully Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) in Cox’s Bazar has resulted in a critical humanitarian crisis including the host communities in Cox’s Bazar. These FDMN’s are extremely vulnerable, resulting in a critical need for much greater numbers of trained, skilled staff that properly target interventions that address their safety and dignity, and ensure respect for individuals throughout their displacement. These huge influx made the humanitarian organizations in a leading role due to their humanitarian background in that areas. But it has been found that there are several things hindering to take the lead. In this situation, the consortium based Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP)-III project is implementing in Cox’s Bazar which is led by Care along with 5 INGOs in Cox’s Bazar and 13 national and local organization.

As part of AHP Bangladesh consortium, Oxfam is leading the localization component along with National Alliance of Humanitarian Actors in Bangladesh (NAHAB) that prioritizes localisation of humanitarian response to better meet the needs of affected populations, recognizing the vital roles that national and local actors play in their context. To achieve the aforesaid goal, the comprehensive localization strategy envisages to support and strengthen the four key thematic areas like ‘’Partnership, Capacity Strengthening, Greater Leadership & Decision Making, and Improved Resourcing’’ capacities of the local NGOs engaged in this project.

Project Agreement Number: BGDC89 (P01141, R09649)

Overall Objective: Work together with AHP III member agencies to improve and strengthen the four key thematic areas like Partnership, Capacity Strengthening, Greater Leadership & Decision Making, and Improved Resourcing for promoting localization across the Cox’s Bazar Response.

Specific Objectives: To achieve the AHP III Project: Reform

Intermediate Outcome 1:  Local actors and affected communities have increased power to make and influence decisions.

Outcome Statement of Output 1.a: Oxfam will engage with consortium partners and external actors to maximize project impact.

Outcome Statement Output 1.b: Oxfam will engage with consortium partners and external actors to maximize project impact.

Outputs:
Output 4.1.a: Affected populations have greater influence over how aid is deployed

Output 4.1.b: Local partners have greater influence, resourcing and capacity in the Bangladesh humanitarian system

Project Components: Partnership, Capacity Strengthening, Greater Leadership & Decision Making and Improved Resourcing’’

Major Activities:

A. Trainings:

  • Need assessment and Proposal development
  • Project Cycle management, Risk and Compliance Management
  • Feminist principles, Accountable Partnership and Safe programing
  • Strengthening Local Humanitarian Leadership
  • Humanitarian Essentials (Humanitarian Principals, CHS) importance in Localization
  • Humanitarian Nexus and Humanitarian Advocacy in Localization

B. Advocacy Cafe:

  • Café on Accountable Partnership.
  • Café on Building Local Humanitarian Leadership.
  • Café on Humanitarian Coordination (focusing sector coordination), and
  • Café on Humanitarian Nexus and Localization of Humanitarian Aid.

C. Meeting, Coordination and Collaboration with consortium members and other relevant stakeholders.

D. Learning and best practice documentation and publication.

E. Review of the advocacy strategy.

Project Participants (Direct):

Children
(0-10)

Adolescent
(11-17)

Youth
(18-25)

Adult
(26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

0

0

0

0

0

0

550

350

80

20

 

Project Duration: 01 January, 2022 to 30 June, 2023

Financial partner (Donor): Oxfam in Bangladesh

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Cox’s Bazar District

Project Budget: BDT- 5,734,992

Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

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Contact Person:
Name & Designation: Md. Roushon Ali, Coordinator, NAHAB
Email: nahabsecretariat@gmail.com, Cell: +8801818-778545

Sustainable Forest and Livelihoods (SUFAL)

Project Name: “Sustainable Forest and Livelihoods (SUFAL)

Project Introduction:
Bangladesh Forest Department is implementing a 5-year long project ‘Sustainable Forest and Livelihoods (SUFAL) Project’ from July 2018 with the financial assistance of World Bank and contribution from Government of Bangladesh. The overall objective of the project is to improve Collaborative Forest Management and increase access to Alternative Income Generating Activities for forest dependent communities in the project area. Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) has been selected as an Implementing partner NGO for implementing the project at Chattogram North, Chattogram South and Chattogram Wild Life Forest division. As per TOR, DAM has formed a project team for implementing the assignment, consisting of Focal Person, Field Coordinator, Forestry and Biodiversity Specialist, Livelihood specialist, Field facilitators, Accountant and Enumerators having required education and field experiences for collaborative forest management, data entry, training etc. for 24 months from July 2021 to June 2023. The project catchment area includes 106 Forest conservation village (FCVs) and 22 village conservation forums (VCF) to be formed from 64 forest beats. A total of 8533 forest dependent project beneficiaries will be identified through community identification of poor (CIP) process from these FCVs and VCFs. After final selection and approval of project beneficiaries by respective DFO, CFMC/VCF ECF.  5 sub-committees will be formed under each CFMC/VCF EC. In all cases male and female member ration will be 50:50. For capacity building and functional sustainability of the committee and Sub-committee members, several training activities will be organized. Trainings will be conducted for capacity building of the identified beneficiaries on different alternative income generating activities. Training needs assessment will be conducted for identifying the AIGA trades. Specific training modules will be developed for those trainings for supporting conservation focused alternative income generating (AIGAs). Training will be provided on preparation, processing, approval and implementation of different activities under CDF and LDF and Monitoring. All of the activities will be implemented according to the guideline of ToR, COM and PA Management Rule 2017 along with other agreed guidelines.
Project Agreement Number: Contract No: SD-56A; Credit No: 6325_BD- June 202I
Overall Objective: The overall objective of the project is to improve Collaborative Forest Management and increase access to Alternative Income Generating Activities for forest dependent communities in the project area.
Objectives and scope of work: alongside of the overall objective there are some specific objectives and scope of work that DAM will cover during its implementation phase.

  • The main objective as the implementing partner of this project is to identify the forest dependent communities following community identification of Poor (CIP) from forest conservation villages, generate baseline information for preparing community profiling by feeding into the data base, mobilize and organize participants for collaborative forest management.
  • DAM will support Collaborative Forest Management Committee (CFMCs) and scale up existing CMCs in existing protected areas (Pas), arranging capacity building training for Committee and sub-committee members of CFMC and CMCs and creating key members capable for running institutional functions and identify appropriate AIGA’s following guidelines of the Community Operational Manual (COM).
  • This project envisages restoration of degraded forest ecosystems and conserves biodiversity through sustainable forest management practices for enhancing carbon sequestration, ecosystem services, livelihoods opportunities, climate change resilience and improves Protected Area (PA) networks in selected project areas.
  • To ensure community engagement with the support of Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD), DAM will work in close cooperation with concerned Range officers and Beat officers for awareness and leadership building of communities and engage them in forest patrolling for forest and PA for forest protection and conservation.
  • DAM will support to form Collaborative Forest Management Committee (CFMC) & Collaborative Forest Management Coordination Committee (CFMCC) in case of more than one CFMC in a Beat and also five sub-committees. These committee formation and beneficiary selection will follow participatory approaches and open consultation with the forest dependent community so that each of groups have the equal rights, access to, and control over resources provided by the project.
  • The BFD, DAM and communities will work together to develop the institutional framework for collaboration and develop capacity for meaningful engagement in site‐specific planning and full community management of implementation and monitoring of project activities.
  •  DAM will facilitate the process of sensitization and awareness building for the forest dependent communities and the community members would be a part of the decision-making process.
  • DAM will address the needs of the different demographic groups (men, women, adolescent girls, adolescent boys, children and ethnic people), and also aim at influencing gender roles to promote equity. 

 Expected Outputs:

  • A total of 128 Forest conservation village (FCVs)/ village conservation forum (VCFs) will be selected under this assignment from 64 Beats of Chattogram North Forest Division, Chattogram South Forest Division and Chattogram Wildlife Management & Nature Conservation Division.
  • A total of 8533 forest dependent communities will be selected through CIP as project beneficiaries.
  • A total of 128 collaborated forest management committee (CFMC)/ co-management committee (CMC) will be formed.
  • In each FCV/VCF, different Sub-committees like Forest Protection and Conservation Committee (FPCC), Village Credit and Savings Committee (VCSC), Finance and accounts committee (FAC), Social audit committee (SAC), and procurement committee (PC) will be constituted.
  • A total of 8533 project beneficiaries will brought under AIGA training on different trades and technologies to develop their skill in viable and conservation friendly alternative income generating activities.
  • Baseline surveys will be conducted on selected 8533 beneficiaries to develop household profile of identified beneficiaries and their overall dependency on forests, assets and liabilities and their overall socio-economic status for future monitoring of project activities and success.
  • Community operational manual (COM) implementation for all 128 FCVs/VCFs.
  • Facilitate Implementation of LDF and CDF in all 128 FCVs/VCFs.

Major Activities: DAM has set some major activities to reach the goal of the Project, every major activity has some sub activities for proper implementation and understanding of the project participants and stakeholders. Major activities are: –

  • Field Mobilization
  • Village Selection
  • Selection of Project Beneficiaries
  • Baseline Survey and Community Profiling
  • Formation of Village Level Institutions
  • Capacity Building Training of committee & sub-committee members
  • Capacity Building Process for the Project Beneficiaries
  • Preparation of Sub-project, processing & implementation
  • Operationalization of Collaborative Forest Management Committee CFM
  • Applying Safeguard Policy

Project Duration: 2 years, July 2021 to June 2023.
Financial partner (Donor):  World Bank (Bangladesh Forests Department (BFD)
Implementing partner (if any): N/A
Project Location/s and number of Field officesDAM is implementing the project in three Forest Divisions- Chattogram North Forest Division, Chattogram South Forest Division and Chattogram Wildlife Forest Division which cover 14 Upazilas that include Hathazari, Mirsarai, Sitakunda, Patiya, Dohajari, Bashkhali, Chakoria, Raozan, Rangunia, Lohagara, Satkania, pekua, Boalkhali and Chandanaish.
Project Budget: 46,963,500/- BDT
Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer/Enumerator

Non-Paid Volunteer

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F

M

F

M

F

15

02

42

6

0

0

Contact Person:
Name & Designation: Md. Jahangir Alam, Joint Director, CC & DRR Sector
Cell: 01710-231671
Email:  jalam.promit@gmail.com & j.alam@ahsaniamission.org.bd

 

Emergency Response to Flood & COVID-19 Affected People

Project Name: Emergency Response to Flood and COVID-19 Affected people in Sunamganj District, Bangladesh.

Project Introduction:
To improve the instant situation of the flood affected families, DAM has implemented this project by the support of Give2Asia. The main objective of this project was to reduce the losses and damages of flood affected families by providing food, hygiene & dignity support. Through this program, 150 households were finally selected from one most vulnerable flood affected Upazilav of Sunamganj district.  Project participants were selected by conducting a survey based on the vulnerability through Kobo Collect software. Then beneficiary list is rechecked by Union Parishad for avoiding duplications as well. The wards have been selected in consultation with other supporters NGO so that there is no overlapping and selection of the neediest families is ensured. Finally on the recommendation of Union Parishad, Upazila Nirbahi Officer approved the list of 150 families for the support.

Project Agreement Number: P01141, R10633

Overall Objective:

  • To provide balanced nutritious food, NFI and WASH package to 150 households;
  • To ensure social cohesion in the targeted project location

Specific Objectives: To reduce losses and Damages of Flood affected people.

Output:  

  • Improved social cohesion;
  • Improved access to nutritious food,
  • Improved hygiene practice;
  • Improved knowledge & practice regarding GBV, Protection and COVID 19 preparedness.

Project Components:

  • Food & Hygiene kits distribution
  • Facilitate awareness session on GBV protection, and COVID 19

Major Activities:

  • Beneficiary selection & list preparation
  • Distribution of food, NFI and Wash package  to 150 households
  • Facilitate awareness session on GBV, Protection, and COVID 19
  • Monitoring and Documentation
  • Reporting

Project Participants (Direct): 150 households

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

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65

75

5

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Project Duration: 1 December 2022 to 31 July 2023

Financial partner (Donor): Give2Asia

Project Budget: BDT- 759883/-

Implementing partner (if any): DAM

Project Location/s: Tahirpur, Sunamganj

Number of project staffs and volunteers: 1 Project Manager, 1 Volunteer

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

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Contact Person: Md. Jahangir Alam, Joint Director, CC & DRR Sector
Email: jalam.promit@gmail.com, Mobile: 01710-231671

Promoting Climate Resilient Education, Faridpur

Project Name:  Promoting Climate Resilient Education, Faridpur

Project Introduction:
This pilot project intends to inspire students, teachers and school management committees to promote a culture of safety in schools and to increase the resilience of schools to climate shocks. It will help create and maintain a safe school environment conducive to learning for students and staff including three focus areas as follows: school profiling; crisis preparedness through awareness building and learning; and emergency action plans. The proposed pilot project will provide classroom-based learning activities to 1,000 students in two targeted schools. An inclusive risk assessment process will be one of the most important initial steps in the pilot project. It will work towards resilient communities with the active involvement of children. The process will be conducted in two targeted schools and will analyze climatic shocks, trends, risks, resources, capacities and existing practices in the schools and local community. Based on the participatory analysis, a coping strategy will be developed which the schools and community will adopt through practice for future adaptation measures. The project approach has been developed recognizing that the sustainability of project interventions is best achieved by ensuring local ownership, in this case ensuring that children, schools and local communities are driving climate change adaptation and mitigation plans.
Project Agreement Number:

Overall Objective: Increased resilience to climate change-related disasters in Faridpur municipality

Specific Objectives: Children and duty holders (schools and Faridpur City Corporation) implement inclusive community-based climate change adaptation and mitigation plans
Output:

  • Improved capacity of 2,000 children to work as change agents for building climate resilience in their communities.
  • Evidence of increased child-centred disaster preparedness and response ability in two schools;
  • Evidence of coordination with local community and municipal authorities. 

Project Components:

  • Class room demonstration on Climate change and Disaster risk reduction
  • Awareness Raising through distribution of IEC materials
  • Facilitate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

Major Activities: 

  • Inception Workshop
  • Identifying the Most Vulnerable Primary and High Schools: 2 Schools
  • Facilitate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
  • Develop Risk Reduction Action Plan
  • Classroom Sessions on Disaster and Climate Change (10 classrooms/school)
  • Distribute IEC Materials for Awareness Building

Project Participants (Direct):

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

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Project Duration: 1 December 2022– 31 May 2023
Financial partner (Donor): DAM UK
Implementing partner (if any): N/A
Project Location/s: Wards 5 and 9 (old), 17, 18 & 19 New of Faridpur Municipality.
Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

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Contact Person: Md. Jahangir Alam, Joint Director, CC & DRR Sector
Cell: 01710-231671, E-mail: jalam.promit@gmail.com

Building Resilient Urban Communities (BRUC) Project

Project Name: Building Resilient Urban Communities (BRUC)
Promoting Urban Climate Change Resilience in Selected Asian Cities: Development of Pilot Activities and Project Development Support” (BRUC) Project.

Project Introduction: The Project attempts to contribute to a climate resilient urban future through community led resilience building initiatives that are integrated in institutional planning systems and processes. This is done by taking an urban systems approach that supports climate change integration into city planning, project development and implementation, knowledge sharing and capacity building. In particular, it aims to help ensure that poor urban dwellers in the cities, especially vulnerable groups, are able to realize their rights and improve their well-being despite the impact of different shocks and stressors including climate change. The community and concerned stakeholders have examined the community’s key hazards, vulnerabilities, and capacities in addressing their risks; and facilitate a resilience planning process where the local stakeholders identify a pilot community-led project for implementation through “The Community Assessment and Resilience Planning (CARP) workshop”. A feasibility study has been facilitating on “Climate Resilient Park and Training Academy at ward no. 09, Faridpur Municipality” by external consulting firm named “ENVIROSHED”. The feasibility study analyzed the technical, environmental, social, financial and economic and sustainability of the proposed community led project (CLP). In this connection, it was required to share the findings of the study with concerned stakeholders and finalize the CLP with prior recommendation. The co-creation workshop has been organized to finalize the CLP and to start the implementation process.

Project Agreement Number: R07849- E-207

Overall Objective: Improved living standards and food security for below poverty line households through climate resilient and sustainable livelihood approaches.

  • To ensure productive and resilient livelihoods through green jobs and solid waste management.
  • To strengthen community resilience and the ability to create a clean and healthy environment.
  • To establish a resilience academy for the development of community based accepting livelihood skills which will contribute to sustainable socio-economic development in ward 9, Faridpur municipality.

Project Component:

  • Mitigation, Awareness: Risk Assessment, Advocacy, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Community Led Project-1: Improvement of Community Based Solid Waste Management System.
  • Community Led Project-2: Establishment of Resilience academy with skill development for sustainable economy of the community.
  • Community readiness on climate resilience academy: Different campaign program engaging religious/community leaders.
  • Community Led Project 3: Climate Smart Community Park

Expected Outputs:

  • Capacity building of centre personnel
  • Involvement of centre personnel in every step.
  • Community advocacy meeting and workshop with support of Faridpur Municipality and DAM
  • Nation building departments invited
  • The park will be powered by renewable energy
  • 100% organic bags made from cassava
  • Learn about biogas plant
  • Parabolic reflector cooker
  • Utilizing rainwater
  • Floating agriculture
  • Several gardening techniques
  • Learning about disaster early warning system

Water resources and health: Pond and canal excavation; Pond sand filter; Rainwater harvesting system for drinking and small-scale irrigation; artificial aquifer

Agriculture: Water efficient rice farming (e.g., Alternate Wetting Drying -AWD/System of rice intensification -SRI); Drip irrigation; Zero tillage/minimum tillage; Alternative cropping pattern in drought condition; Floating garden

Infrastructure: Floating house/school; Heat tolerant mud house with eco-friendly air cooler; Raised home for Char area; Fortified house for Char area

Fisheries: Cage fish farming

Poultry and Livestock: Poultry house (integrated poultry-fish system – FAO model); Duck raising in flood prone areas; Climate change resilient livestock (cattle and sheep); Low soil moisture fodder production for livestock

Ecosystems: Bee keeping; Biological control of pests and diseases (e.g., Pheromone traps); Black soldier fly farming.

Meteorological Services: Early warning system

Major Activities: DAM has set some major activities to reach the goal of the Project, every major activity has some sub activities for proper implementation and understanding of the project participants and stakeholders.

  • Training module development, composting process of urban kitchen waste, health & safety management of waste workers, waste business development.
  • Training for waste collector & waste pickers, waste recyclers, training on waste management for municipal & other stakeholders, training on composting process to waste collector/supervisors/compost workers, training on waste business.
  • Distribution of ICE materials for awareness raising.
  • Community sensitization events on SWM
  • Implementation and operation of waste management activities, 6 waste collection van handover to municipality, 2000 bin distribution to 1000 HH.
  • Functional community led SWM System
  • Cluster based leadership development at community level
  • Development waste entrepreneurship
  • Bridging between community and municipal authority.
  • Involvement of centre personnel in every step.
  • Community advocacy meeting and workshop with support of Faridpur Municipality and DAM
  • Nation building departments invited

Project Duration: April 2018 to 31 October 2022 (Continue by Communities)

Financial partner (Donor):  Oxfam in Bangladesh

Implementing partner (if any): N/A

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Faridpur Municipality

Project Budget:  BDT 2,12,98,200/-

Contact Person :
Name & Designation: Md. Jahangir Alam, Joint Director, CC & DRR Sector
Cell: 01710-231671, Email:  jalam.promit@gmail.com

Supporting Rohingya Orphans and Families, Bhashan Char, Bangladesh

Project Name: “Supporting Rohingya Orphans and Families, Bhashan Char, Bangladesh.

Project Introduction:
Since August 2017, violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has driven an estimated 860,000 Rohingya across the border of Teknaf and Ukhiya Sub-Districts of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Despite international efforts, the living conditions in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar remain vulnerable in terms of accommodation, food security, water and sanitation etc. Against this backdrop, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has invested in developing alternative refugee accommodation on the island of Bhasan Char.  On 9th October 2021, the GoB and UNHCR signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing a common protection and policy framework for Rohingya humanitarian response at Bhashan Char. The proposed project falls within the UN mandated framework and is designed to start new activities at Bhasan Char, targeting vulnerable refugees, including orphans who have been outside from the inter-agency humanitarian response for too long. In particular, the proposed project will provide access to education for 100 orphan children, it will also providing standard food packages to 400 households to ensure food security lastly it will provide vocational training to 200 individuals among selected 400 Households for accelerating income generation activities on the basis of their vulnerability and needs. These interventions will ensure that orphaned children and vulnerable households are adequately protected with food security, education and livelihood activities.
Project Agreement Number: DAM UK #-1053786; 05/2022 to 31/I0 /2022
Overall Objective: Ensuring Education and protection support is available to orphan children; Affected Rohingya people are food secured and have increased opportunities to self-sufficiency for livelihood generating activities.

 Expected Outputs:

  • Access to education for 100 Rohingya orphan children;
  • Increased food security for 400 vulnerable Rohingya families;
  • People in 200 households demonstrate increased knowledge & capacity on selected domains for livelihood generation;
  • Increased protection and support available for orphans and vulnerable people. 

Project Components: In this project has 3 major components

  • 100 of Rohingya orphan children will get access to educational support: The project will target 100 orphaned children (out of an estimated 300 orphaned children) living on Bhasan Char. In line with its significant experience in providing non-formal education, all the 100 orphaned children will be able to attend one of four classes. Teachers form the local community will be selected and trained, receiving a stipend in line with the GoB/UN protocol for provision in the refugee camps. Education in the classes will follow a Myanmar curriculum, again in line with the GoB/UN protocol.
  • 400 households will receive standard food packages to ensure food security: the project will select 400 households, who are living in 2 plots of 24 buildings. All 400 families will receive the standard package of food support as mandated by GoB/UN protocols.
  • 200 Households from preselected 400 families will get livelihood trainings based on their needs: From the selected 400 households, 200 individuals will be selected to attend livelihoods training, with training covering the following trades: masonry, plumbing, tailoring and dress making, consumer electronics, vegetables gardening and poultry rearing. DAM is a significant provider of technical and vocational education and training and has established training methodologies already in place for these topics.

Major Activities: DAM has set some major activities to reach the goal of the Project, every major activity has some sub activities for proper implementation and understanding of the project participants and stakeholders. Major activities are: –

  • Establish 4 learning Centre for 100 orphan children;
  • Organize the discussion meeting with concerned HH/ relatives of the orphan children;
  • Provide education support to the orphan children;
  • Select 400 beneficiaries from Rohingya community;
  • Provide food support to 400 families;
  • Select trade wise training batch (8 Batches);
  • Meeting with the trainees;
  • Provide skill/livelihood training to 200 people (53% of targeted H.H)
  • Support to demonstrate the skills/learnings of the trainees;
  • Facilitate awareness sessions on protection;
  • Establish safety & security mechanism in 2 plots of 24 buildings.

Project Duration: 01st May, 2022 – 31st November, 2022
Financial partner (Donor): Dhaka Ahsania Mission, UK (READ Foundation)
Implementing partner (if any): N/A
Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Bhasanchar, hatiya, Noakhali District, Bangladesh.
Project Budget: 6,674,684/- BDT
Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

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F

M

F

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F

3

0

2

0

0

0

Contact Person :
Name & Designation: Md. Jahangir Alam, Joint Director, CC & DRR Sector
Cell: 01710-231671, Email:  jalam.promit@gmail.com & j.alam@ahsaniamission.org.bd

Inclusive Humanitarian Assistance to Northeastern and Northern Flood Affected Areas of Bangladesh (I-HumANB)

Project Name: Inclusive Humanitarian Assistance to Northeastern and Northern Flood Affected Areas of Bangladesh (I-HumANB)

Project Introduction: Alleviated immediate suffering of flood-affected communities with standard food package and cash. Ensured availability and accessibility of inclusive safe drinking water and sanitation services, Restored houses to promote safe and inclusive habitat of displaced and affected households, Ensured accessible, age-appropriate and gender-responsive protection services for the flood affected people, Knowledge Management, Learning and Reporting Activities.

Project Agreement Number: 2023-646-01, 17 July, 2022

Overall Objective: Emergency humanitarian assistance to the 2022 flood affected communities in Northeastern and Northern region of Bangladesh through inclusive food, WASH, shelter, and protection services

Specific Objectives: Ensured safe, accessible, accountable and participatory humanitarian assistance for project beneficiaries

Outputs:
Project Components: Alleviated immediate suffering of flood-affected communities with standard food package and cash. Ensured availability and accessibility of inclusive safe drinking water and sanitation services, Restored houses to promote safe and inclusive habitat of displaced and affected households, Ensured accessible, age-appropriate and gender-responsive protection services for the flood affected people, Knowledge Management, Learning and Reporting Activities.

Major Activities: Project orientation meeting with local govt. Rapid Assistance (Standard food package for 15 days in kind (BDT 2500) plus BDT 2000 in cash), Standard food package 30 days (BDT 4500 as cash/MPCG), Emergency shelter repairing Grant (non-structural minor repair),Emergency  portable water filter installation, Tubewell disinfection and repair and latrine repair and reconstruction, Hygiene and Dignity Kits, helter repairing Grant (non-structural minor repair) HH, shelter repairing grant for accessibility of HH including persons with disabilities. Orientation to the beneficiaries on safe house including material.

Project Participants (Direct):

Duration: 17 July 2022 to 16 December 2022

Financial partner (Donor): CARE Bangladesh (Through ECHO)

Implementing partner (if any): NA

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Khaliajuri Netrakona

Project Budget: 83,15,741/-
Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

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F

M

F

M

F

4

1

Contact Person: Md. Jahangir Alam, Joint Director, CC & DRR Sector
Email: jalam.promit@gmail.com, Cell: 01710231671