Introduction

ActionAid works with vulnerable communities and helps them to identify the risks they face, their vulnerabilities to natural disasters, and understand their capacities to cope better.

Core Areas Include:

  • Building community resilience through defending commons, diversified and adaptive livelihoods and making institutions responsive and accountable in rural and urban spaces

  • Strengthen leadership of women and young people to lead humanitarian response, recovery and preparedness that contributes to resilience.

  • Facilitate social justice movements for environmental justice, including climate justice at all levels

Background

ActionAid Bangladesh builds community resilience through defending commons and diversified livelihoods in rural and urban spaces. We work with the communities and institutions at all levels to build in partnership with women and young people who are already at the frontline of shocks and stresses caused by impacts of disasters and climate change. We facilitate processes for climate justice and advocate for equitable, fair and just institutions to ensure greater accountability to the affected populations. Besides, we also seek to engage in strategic partnership with governments, institutions, private sectors and other stakeholders. ActionAid works with vulnerable communities and helps them to identify the risks they face, their vulnerabilities to natural disasters, and understand their capacities to cope better.

MAKING MARKET WORK FOR WOMEN

In Bangladesh, nutrition and SRH care are interlinked problems: poor food intake causes malnourishment, which leads to poor health and poor SRH perpetuates the inter-generational cycle of undernourishment. Deficiencies in nutrition and SRH care result in poor labor productivity and market performance. One of the key factors leading to (women’s) intake of poor nutritional food at home, poor reproductive, maternal and sexual health stems from lack of life skills (on SRH). Thus, poor reproductive health conditions adversely affect women’s ability to participate in activities outside of the home, which in turn manifests itself as their inability to participate in and shape the market.

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"Play, Learn & Grow" Transforming Lives Through Enriched Child Spaces

ActionAid Bangladesh's project, "Play, Learn & Grow” supported by ActionAid Italy, marks a significant milestone as it completes a successful 12 months of implementation.
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Empowering Shishu Bikash Kendro by Edotco & ActionAid

The partnership between ActionAid Bangladesh and Edotco Group seeks to establish a reliable and environmentally sustainable electricity supply in areas where ActionAid Bangladesh works.
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"Play, Learn & Grow" Transforming Lives Through Enriched Child Spaces

ActionAid Bangladesh's project, "Play, Learn & Grow” supported by ActionAid Italy, marks a significant milestone as it completes a successful 12 months of implementation.
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Empowering Shishu Bikash Kendro by Edotco & ActionAid

The partnership between ActionAid Bangladesh and Edotco Group seeks to establish a reliable and environmentally sustainable electricity supply in areas where ActionAid Bangladesh works.
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#Child-Led Climate Action at Chanpara Community: #Fund Our Future for a Sustainable World: # Uniting for Climate Justice and Child Rights in 2023

On October 18, 2023, the youth of Chanpara, Bangladesh, assumed a prominent role in the 'Fund our Future' climate justice campaign. They were joined by 280 individuals representing diverse backgrounds, uniting to raise awareness about the adverse effects of climate change in their vulnerable region. The community faces a multitude of challenges, including pollution, overcrowded and substandard housing, a high population density often linked to poverty, and a general lack of environmental consciousness.
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Empowering Children for Climate Action: A Shyamnagar Success Story

Together, we can combat climate change! 🌿#ClimateAction #Fund Our Future #Climate Crisis and Child Rights Crisis"
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Promoting Environmental Awareness and Action: Combating Plastic Pollution and Reducing Fossil Fuel Use

Awareness and action for a healthy environment are growing among the people. World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5th, focuses on solutions to plastic pollution. In Bakalia, activities included an art competition on "Solutions to plastic pollution" with 128 children participating. A rally and discussion sessions raised public awareness, while a workshop engaged 56 participants, including students, youth, parents, teachers, and local elites. Tree plantation activities were conducted at various locations, and saplings were distributed to schools and families. A cycle rally, awareness campaign, leaflet distribution, and community-wide initiatives involved participants from different groups. These efforts promote awareness and action to combat plastic pollution and protect the environment.
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Child Change Makers Lead the Way: Taking Action for a Sustainable Future

To observe the One Million Mobilization Campaign, initiatives were undertaken in the Sunamganj and Ghoraghat working areas.
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Introducing Sahakom Mobile App: Empowering Child Sponsorship Communication through Training of Trainers

ActionAid Bangladesh is thrilled to announce the launch of the Sahakom Mobile App, a groundbreaking technology designed to revolutionize the way we communicate and connect with child sponsors.
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ClimateInjustice #WaterCrisis

I joined my ActionAid Bangladesh colleagues and volunteers engaged in the preparedness initiatives to mitigate the impact of #cycloneMocha.
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CAMPAIGNS

CLIMATE STRIKE

Overview On Friday, March 15, 2019, in more than 100 countries , students participated in marches protesting inaction on climate change. Expressing solidarity with this global movement, more than 1000 students including children & young people participated in the youth-led demonstrations in Bangladesh as well.
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NETWORKS

Networks

YOUNG FEMINIST NETWORK

The Young Feminist Network seeks to bring together young individuals into a platform to promote the freedoms of young women and increase the country’s feminist movement. Objective of the network or alliance : Bring young people together into a platform what would advance young women’s rights and scale up the feminist movement in the country. Currently, 10 youth organization are connected with Young Feminist Network.
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Networks

LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND

The “Leave no one behind” network is supported and coordinated by the ICSO (International Civil Society Organizations); a consortium of 12 partners working to enhance many of these marginalized communities with outstanding outreach and experience reaching them all over the world.
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DISASTER-FORUM

Disaster Forum (DF) is a Dhaka based National Disaster Preparedness Network of seventy humanitarian and development agencies, research institutions, government departments and independent activists who are working on various disaster and environmental issues with special focus on preparedness.
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