Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Project Introduction: 

Concern Universal-Bangladesh, Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) and Friendship-Bangladesh are long-term partners of Cordaid in Bangladesh.  All these three NGOs have involvement in the coastal region, the South of Bangladesh since long time. With the financial and technical support from Cordaid, the three partners are more experience on community managed disaster risk reduction (CMDRR), climate change adaptation (CCA), health, WatSan sector. Later on Max Foundation

Every year Cordaid has the opportunity to submit a proposal to the Dutch Lottery Fund. This year (2011) Cordaid’s Marketing & Communication Department selected the idea for “Coastal region, the south of Bangladesh”. Cordaid initially selected its three partners (Friendship, DAM and CU) in Bangladesh for this proposal. The three partners jointly developed project proposal and submitted to Cordaid in August 2011. Later on Cordaid and Max Foundation together prepared the proposal in Dutch language focusing on water related issues and submitted to the Dutch Lottery Fund. And finally the project has been awarded. The proposed project will be implemented in Patuakhali, the coastal district of south Bangladesh.
Goal and Objective:
Overall Objective

“Building disaster resilient communities in targeted coastal areas of Bangladesh with appropriate skills, knowledge and practices on health, WASH and livelihoods initiatives.”
Specific Objectives:
Objective-1: To strengthen awareness and capacity of targeted communities and local institutions on CMDRR and climate change.
Objective-2:To improve communities’ health status by providing water, sanitation and hygiene promotion.
Objective-3: To improve communities’ health status by providing health care services
Objective-4:To improve and secure livelihoods of vulnerable communities.


Expected Results:
Result-1:Increased knowledge and skill of local communities and relevant local institutions to be better equipped to assess, plan, execute and manage integrated risk reduction measures.
Result-2:Increased access to safe water and sanitation facilities to selected cyclone shelters/schools and catchment communities with improved hygiene knowledge and practices.
Result-3:Improved morbidity and mortality rates of targeted communities specially those more vulnerable through health education and affordable & accessible community based health care services.
Result-4: Enhanced income generation activities and strengthening life skills among the disaster prone communities.

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

There are total 300,000 people in the Kalapara and Mirzaganj Upazillas of Patuakhali district. The direct beneficiaries of the project will be 75,000 poor and extreme poor peoples who are most vulnerable and marginalized.  These include fishermen, women, widows, pregnant women, elderly, children, adolescent and people with disability.

Secondary beneficiaries will be the school teachers, local elected public representative, Government officials, local Member of Parliament (MP), journalists and media personnel, local leaders, and the civil society at large. Approximately 50,000 secondary beneficiaries will be benefited from this proposed project.
Project Duration:  January 2012-December 2014 (24 month)
Start date: January 2012
Financial partner (Donor): Max Foundation and Cordaid
Implementing partner (if any):  Dhaka Ahsania Mission
Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Puluakhali districts, Mirzapur Upazila, 01 Upazila
Number of project staffs- 15, and volunteers: 25

Contact Person      : Syed Nur-A-Alam Siddique, Team Leader, WatSat Programms

E-mail                        : siddique@, ,
Cell No                       : 01746-698365