Introduction

ActionAid Bangladesh helps promote social cohesion for young people. AAIB seeks to co- convene, facilitate and co-creator with local struggles and connect with progressive social movements, young people themselves and their movements. With increased emphasis on addressing the need and demands of young people supported by the 7th Five Year plan and Sustainable Development Goals, we will seek to address the causes of unemployment amongst young people and support their transitions through securing decent work.With increased rise in fundamentalism, we seek to promote social cohesion and inclusion of the poor and excluded young women and men and minorities.
Core Areas Include:

  • Strengthened agency of young people, their networks and partners that promotes social cohesion
  • Young people, especially young women and minorities are represented and have opportunities for leadership
  • Access to quality skills development and sustainable income through opportunities for decent work, sustainable employment and resilient livelihoods

Background

Women and young people represent most of the population of Bangladesh as the country is experiencing a demographic divide. AAIB believes that these young people are important innovators and drivers of change.Unfortunately they experience high levels of unemployment and marginalisation. Therefore we wish to continue to invest in children and support their growth, skills and knowledge so they can become contributing citizens of the country. Creating additional governance responsibility of ensuring democratic and accountable practices, the AAIB is committed to engage the excluded and marginalised communities across all programs. According to CSP V, in the fifth phase AAIB will continue working with the frontline victim communities and institutions at all levels to fight the impacts of disasters and in partnership with women and young people.

Global Platform

Global Platforms (GPs) is a network of ActionAid’s for youth-led activism which started their journey in Bangladesh in 2015. We provide innovative training and capacity development for young people to lead social, political and economic change around the world. The Global Platform Bangladesh links up with a network of organisations, and connects our youth activists with these networks to enable them to have direct contact with policy specialists and government officials.

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BFI

Programmatic interventions of AAB engage young people, living in exclusion, particularly with young women and marginalized groups that are excluded based on their identity and locality. And all these engagements are meant to create spaces for young people to convene, facilitate and co-create with the local struggles and connect with progressive social movements, at local, national, regional and international levels.

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ACTION FOR IMPACT

There have never been so many young people alive at once at any other point in history. This massive number means that youth is now the main driver of national, social and economic change.

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Our Reach


196 Young People Achieving Self-Employments


545 Young People in Leadership Position


1704 Capacity Building Support


26 Youth Led Organisations Received Support


4930 Young People Participated “Youth Hub”

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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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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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Become an Activista

Objectives of becoming an Activista

  • Advancement of full, productive and decent work for young women and men
  • Increased acess to quality youth and gender responsive public services
  • Increased youth participation and expanded democratic spaces at all levels of decision making