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  • 10 Sep 2013
    United Nations sets Bangladesh on a path towards disaster resilience

    In a national policy dialogue held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners in Bangladesh highlighted the importance of treating climate change adaptations and disaster risk reduction through aligned national policies and spending.

  • 10 Sep 2013
    Pauline Tamesis: Speech at the National Policy Workshop on Bringing Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Together Towards Resilience

  • 09 Sep 2013
    Parliament secretariat strategic plan reviewed

    The Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat, supported by the Improving Democracy through Parliamentary Development (IPD) Project of UNDP, organized a workshop on September 9, 2013 to review the progress in implementation of the Annual Action Plan which underpins the Parliament Secretariat Strategic Plan.

  • 08 Sep 2013
    UPGP holds quarterly review and planning meeting

    The Union Parishad Governance Project (UPGP) at a quarterly meeting stressed the need for ensuring people’s participation in development activities at all levels, particularly in Union Parishads (UPs), to deliver quality services to the citizen. It also laid emphasis on generating innovative development ideas and transforming them into actions for greater welfare of the people.

  • 07 Sep 2013
    BRESL workshop held

    BRESL organized a day long training workshop titled “Policy Dialogue and Mass Awareness about Energy Efficient BRESL Products for Manufacturers, Importers, Traders and Consumers” on 7 September at Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry. More than one hundred thirty participants from Chittagong were present at the workshop.

  • 07 Sep 2013
    Digital solutions for service delivery

    A four-day innovation camp aiming to solve social issues through the use of technology in Bangladesh ended on Saturday, with three winners and at least 20 digital solutions that people can now work with. UNDP and USAID Supported Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister's Office and Google Developers Group, Dhaka United International University jointly organised this camp.

  • 07 Sep 2013
    No brides before 18

    A seminar on the child marriage prevention campaign titled Bride not before 18 was held on 7 September 2013 at Deputy Commissioner Conference Room, Khulna. The program was jointly organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and World Vision Bangladesh.

  • 04 Sep 2013
    NSPS convergence meeting held

    A convergence meeting after two study tours to South Africa and Nepal to gain international insight and learn social protection best practices was organized at the Cabinet Meeting Room on September 4, 2013. The meeting was chaired by Cabinet Secretary and attended by nine secretaries from different Ministries, other high level government officials, the participants of study tours, UNDP Country Director Ms. Pauline Tamesis, and representatives from AusAID and DFID.

  • 04 Sep 2013
    Mainstreaming migration essential to Bangladesh’s development strategy

    A two-day long workshop on Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies commenced today in the Marble Room at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in Dhaka. The workshop is part of an SDC-supported IOM-UNDP joint global project entitled ‘Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies,’ which is being implemented in Jamaica, Moldova, Tunisia and Bangladesh.

  • 03 Sep 2013
    ​Post disaster needs assessed in Taindong

    A UN inter-agency team coordinated by the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility (CHTDF) recently conducted a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) to assess the damages and needs of the communities affected by the recent communal violence of 03 August 2013, in Taindong Union of Khagrachari Hill District.

  • 03 Sep 2013
    Making citizens voices count

    Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has been in a process to recommend the government to simplify and modernize the land registry process in Bangladesh.

  • 02 Sep 2013
    “Working together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia and the Pacific

    Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today.

  • 31 Aug 2013
    Social protection team visit South Africa and Nepal

    The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) committed, during the 2011 Social Protection Conference, to develop a National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS). The development of the strategy has since then become a major area of donor and GoB focus. Learning from best practice abroad is a vital part of these efforts.

  • 31 Aug 2013
    Empowering LGIs to deliver quality services stressed

    ​Speakers at a policy dialogue on local governance on 31 August stressed the need for empowering local government institutions (LGIs) at all levels to deliver quality services to citizen.

  • 30 Aug 2013
    Parliament Secretariat team visits Sri Lankan

    An eight-member delegation of Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat visited the Parliament of Sri Lanka from August 25 to August 30, 2013.

  • 29 Aug 2013
    Judicial training as change agent

    Judicial education and training is a relatively recent phenomenon worldwide. Most of the world's formal judicial education and training programs started in the last fifteen to twenty years -- some with permanent facilities, faculty, staff, and resources -- to train new judges and provide continuing education and training of experienced judges.

  • 27 Aug 2013
    UNDP Country Director visits CHTDF project

    In her introductory visit to Chittagong Hill Tracts from 26 to 27 August Pauline Tamesis, Country Director of UNDP Bangladesh visited Rangamati Hill District and managed to meet key stakeholders of CHTDF including local Government Institutions-Rangamati Hill District Council (RHDC), Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of Police and civil society leaders. She was accompanied by Shaila Khan, Assistant Country Director, UNDP, Bangladesh and Henrik Fredborg Larsen, Director, CHTDF.

  • 27 Aug 2013
    Regional workshop on effective development cooperation ends

    The three-day long Asia Workshop on the ‘Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation: Links to the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ ended in Dhaka on Tuesday with a high note as the participating countries and Civil Society Organizations agreed on a specific set of recommendations called ‘RECCOMMENDATIONS from ASIA-PACIFIC’.

  • 26 Aug 2013
    Two climate change mitigation projects receive GEF approval

    Bangladesh: Third National Communication (TNC) to the UNFCCC A new climate change mitigation project on “Bangladesh: Third National Communication (TNC) to the UNFCCC” received Global Environment Facility (GEF) clearance on 26 August 2013. The project, which amounts to a total of US$ 456,621, has received its final approval in accordance with the established GEF guidelines.

  • 26 Aug 2013
    Strengthening media saving lives

    CDMP II extended its support to the Press Institution of Bangladesh (PIB) in strengthening the role of media for better complementing DRR and CCA issues including building community resilience, awareness and preparedness for emergency response.