BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviate poverty by empowering the poor, and helping them to bring about positive changes in their lives by creating opportunities for the poor.
Our journey began in 1972 in the newly sovereign Bangladesh, and over the course of our evolution, we have been playing a role of recognising and tackling the many different realities of poverty. We believe that there is no single cause of poverty; hence we attempt tackling poverty on multiple fronts.
Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA
The launch of Uganda's new Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) is an opportunity to ensure a better future for hundreds of thousands of children.
Ongoing international dialogues and actions to support the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals sheltered in Bangladesh need to be stronger to ensure a safe and meaningful future for the more than 500,000 children from this community. The call was raised at a program organised by BRAC, one of the leading on-ground responders, at BRAC Centre Auditorium in Dhaka this morning, marking one-year since the influx began. BRAC senior officials shared experiences and learnings with journalists from the last 12 months of humanitarian interventions.
No significant rain occurred in reporting period. Recent dry weather has allowed for increased work on shelter upgrading and relocation in the camps. People living in areas at high risk of landslides are being relocated to safer grounds.
Shelter upgrades continue in the camps and settlements, with 212,360 households supported with extra tarps, rope, bamboo and wire, and 160,637 households supported with tie-down kits to strengthen existing shelters.
One year passed since the beginning of the exodus of an estimated 706,000 Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State, Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. The newly arrived Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar have joined hundreds of thousands who were part of previous waves of displacement from Myanmar.
This role is responsible for formulating and driving the financial strategy of Stichting BRAC International and BRAC International Holdings BV, leading the financial direction to support the viability of BRAC International’s multiple and multi-dimensional entities including its MFIs, social enterprises and NGOs.This role reports to the Executive Director and works with Senior Directors, Directors, Programme Anchors, Head of different programmes/divisions/departments/enterprise, donors, BRAC USA, BRAC UK, Donors and Country Representatives of BRAC International countries.
The Country Representative will be part of the senior management team of BRAC International and have shared accountability for programmatic and operational activities. As head of the country office, the Country Representative will be responsible for delivering BRAC International country strategy through quality programmes in microfinance, health, education, Graduation of Ultra Poor, adolescents programme, agriculture, poultry & livestock, livelihood, food security, and future programmes/projects , as well as liaising with funding partners BRAC USA and BRAC UK.