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: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media: Facebook
Website: www.thpbd.org, www.thp.org
PARTNER’S RESPONSE ON COVID-19
Building Corona Resilient Village: A way forward
Since the coronavirus does not have an approved treatment protocol and there is no certainty when an effective vaccine will be available, we will have to live with it for quite some time. With that realization, The Hunger Project has launched an initiative in late March 2020 to create “Coronavirus Resilient Villages” around the country.