|Our Current Projects|
Rodent Management for post-harvest loss reduction: Funding support: ARF/NOW/WATRO/ Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. Project leader: Ms. Rokeya Begum Shafali, Executive Director, Association for Integrated Development-Comilla (AID-COMILLA), Bangladesh, Consortium Partners: (1) Prof. Steven Belmain, Professor of Ecology, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK (2) Dr. Bastiaan Meerburg, Head of Department, Livestock & Environment, Wageningen UR Livestock Research, Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek, NL (3) Mr. Farid Ahmed, Managing Director, Modern Rice Milling Unit, Comilla, Bangladesh
Project Summary: Pest rodent cause serious problems for subsistence farmers through loss, damage and contamination of food. This research aims to improve food security, nutrition and health of Bangladesh families by understanding current rodent management practices and developing improved, sustainable technologies and strategies that can reduce the impact of rodent on livelihoods.
Civil Society Participation aiming Combat Anti-Corruption through Education and Awareness: with funding support from GIZ (German Cooperation) Overall objective: The objective of the proposed project is to educate the general public including student as well as leaders at all levels about the negative impacts of corruption on the society and economy of Bangladesh. Furthermore, the project aims to win public support for legislative reform aimed at effectively preventing corruption. Key strategies: This project would kick off with training, workshop, awareness, motivational activities involving the key stakeholders including the members of the CPC, CPF, Police, ACC, Integrity Unit, Public Administration, Local Government, NGO workers, Disadvantaged women, Different professionals, Manobadhiker Bastobion Committee and Stop violence against women and children committee/stop family violence committee working in the project area/district. Working Area and Target groups: This project will be implemented in Comilla City Corporation , 06 Union Parishad of Comilla Sadar Upazila & Laksham Pouroshova, 3 Union Parishad of Laksham Upazila of Comilla District. The target groups of the project are Member of Corruption Prevention Committee (CPC), Integrity Unit, Community Policing Forum (CPF), Union Parishad, Various Committee Member of Stop violence against women /Children, Acid Crime, Domestic Violence etc. , NGO workers, Local natural leader and poor and disadvantaged women.
Justice for All-Rangpur & Dinajpur : This project is under implementation at Rangpur (08 Upazila includes 84 Unions) and Dinajpur (13 Upazila and 102 Union) districts with funding support and technical assistance from USAID’s Justice for All Program. The overall objective of our project is to provide an environment supporting citizens’ access to legal services and the ability of justice seekers to enforce their legal right through the formal justice system through project activities covering linkages between the DLAC (District Legal Aid Committee), UZLAC (Upazila Legal Aid Committee) and UPLAC (Union Legal Aid Committee). Legal education campaign will be conducted through awareness campaign, courtyard meeting, orientation session, community radio program broadcast, and street-drama, workshop with judges, lawyers and judicial officers. Legal info materials will be produced with posters, stickers, leaflet, booklet, video documentary and study reports. Community sensitization events will be supported by rallies, human chains, mass petitions, road shows, mass awareness through drama, pot song & theatre shows, drum beating, awareness meeting, video documentary show, and other methods.
Hope for the Poor: Helping Leprosy Patient project:During the year 2005, one Australian tourist found Mr. Abul Kalam Azad, the leprosy affected person, begging on the footpath near Gulshan mosque area. The Australian tourist, Dr. E.D.Burk, found that both legs and fingers of both hands of Mr. Azad to be severely affected by leprosy. Instantly Dr. Buck gave some money to Azad and suggested him to visit Leprosy hospital at Parbotipur under Dinajpur district. Now Mr. BURK send money equivalent to AUD30.00 per month through AID-COMILLA to the account of Azad. AID-COMILLA also helped him to construct a house at his village. A Wheel Chair is also given to Mr. Azad by AID-COMILLA. On every EID-occasion, AID-COMILLA provide his family around BDT 10,000/=. However his physical condition is not improving than before. He has lost both of his legs up to knee joint and the fingers of both hands.