The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand.
Republic of Korea - A pioneering initiative that will improve access to health care services, advance education and reduce climate vulnerability for communities on a remote Bangladeshi island is coming a step closer to reality today with the signing of a tripartite memorandum of understanding between KT Corporation, one of the largest telecommunication service providers in the Republic of Korea, the Government of Bangladesh and IOM.
2. Executive summary
Bangladesh has unquestioned potential. Goldman Sachs listed it in their ‘Next 11’ economies, with high potential to become one of the world’s largest economies in the 21st century. However, the country has been sliding down the World Bank/IFC Ease of Doing Business rankings (currently 173rd out of 189 countries) in recent years. Foreign investment is relatively low, but exports exceeded $25.6bn in 2011, 48% up on 2009, largely from the garment, jute, leather, frozen fish and seafood sectors.
Achievement of the MDGs
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IN THIS ISSUE
Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah
Introduction: A Call to Action to End Extreme Poverty
Weathering the Storm: Rice Lifts Bangladesh Village from Saltwater Deluge
Investments, Not Charity, Provide Hope to Ethiopia’s Most Vulnerable Children
In Senegal, First an Implosion and Then a Transformation
Lifting Cambodia’s Poorest Out of Poverty with Health Insurance
Timor-Leste and ConocoPhillips Improving Incomes for Rural Farmers
AMOUNT: EUR 12 500 000
Bangladesh is affected by several humanitarian crises due to, in particular, the consequences of recurrent natural disasters, the influx of refugees from Myanmar and the situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
- Who are we?
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Bangladesh country office is made up of four delegates and 27 national staffs (18 professional and nine office support). The aim of the country office is to support and assist Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) in becoming a stronger National Society and provide targeted advisory services to plug gaps. The core areas of technical support are in disaster management (DM), health, organizational development (OD) and other socioeconomic development initiatives.
The Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) was established in May 2000 and provides direct grant assistance to the poorest and most vulnerable groups in developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) while fostering long-term socioeconomic development. The grants target poverty reduction initiatives with the direct participation of nongovernment organizations, community groups, and civil society.
Climate change is a major non-traditional security (NTS) challenge for Bangladesh. Sea level rise, and the possible loss of land mass, represents an existential threat to the country. More immediately, thousands of people are directly and indirectly suffering from the impacts of climate events. This NTS Policy Brief highlights key climate change-related challenges facing Bangladesh. It goes on to provide policy recommendations for governmental as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) dealing with the climate vulnerabilities experienced by Bangladesh.
In Cox„s Bazar, Sirajganj and Kurigram district, flood has caused serious damage to local livelihood, economy and infrustructure. A total of 5,000 people are affected by flood in 8 districts. In this critical situation, Red Crescent Youth (RCY) in the mentioned affected districts has provided crucial support for affeacted people through distributing cash, conducting relief activities and delivering primary health care services. Respective ULOs, representatives of Frderation and Unit Youth members have worked collectively in relief activities.
This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2012
Regular floods are destroying homes and livelihoods but also food crops, creating a generation of undernourished children
By Thin Lei Win
HANOI (AlertNet) – Tens of thousands of small ponds in coastal zones that are the main sources of fresh water for millions of poor Bangladeshis are under threat from climate-induced hazards, initial research findings suggest.
The UN Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation Mechanism Thematic Working Group (TWG) on International Migration including Human Trafficking has launched the 2012 Situation Report on International Migration in South and South-West Asia in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The multi-agency report stresses the importance of coherent migration policies and increasing collaboration among countries of origin, transit and destination in South and South-West Asia.
DHAKA, JANUARY 12, 2012—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Government’s premier development agency, celebrated 50 years of global assistance and 40 years with Bangladesh at a gala event last evening at the Radisson Hotel. U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan Mozena, the honorable Minister of Finance, Dr. Abul Maal A. Muhith, the honorable Minister for Food and Disaster Management, Dr. Muhammad Abdur Razzaque were among the dignitaries present at the event.
This report covers the period 1 July 2011 to 31 December 2011