The Hunger Project-Bangladesh
The Hunger Project-Bangladesh, established in 1991, is the largest volunteer-based non-government organisation in the country. In a radical departure from traditional service-delivery approaches – and in an intentional drive to overcome Bangladesh’s deeply entrenched mindset of resignation and dependency. The Hunger Project-Bangladesh bases its strategies on the principles of self-reliance, gender equality, human dignity, sustainability, volunteerism and local leadership.
Working in partnership with locally elected leaders and community members, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh catalyses sustainable, inclusive, community-led development that eschews a culture of dependency. In order to be sustainable, this community-based work must take place at the level closest to the people – the Union – within the framework of an “SDG Union Strategy”.
This bottom-up mobilisation for self-reliance is combined with several national-level advocacy strategies designed to reform attitudes, policies and structures within society that block people in their attempts to build lives of self-reliance and dignity. This is done through volunteers and alliances, such as the National Girl Child Advocacy Forum (NGCAF), a country-wide advocacy movement for the rights of women in general, and girl children in particular. The Hunger Project works to ensure government accountability in Bangladesh through SHUJAN-Citizen’s for Good Governance.
Organisational and Communication Focal Person for the SDG Platform
Mr Saif Ahmed
Senior Program Coordinator (Governance)
Mailing Address: House: 2/2 (4th Floor), Block- A, Mirpur Road, Mohammadpur, Dhaka- 1207
Phone/Mobile: +88 (02) 9130479, 9146271
Fax: +88 (02) 9146195
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Social Media: Facebook
Website: www.thpbd.org, www.thp.org