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BRAC receives 14th World Toilet Organization Hall of Fame Award
21 January 2015, Dhaka. World Toilet Organization (WTO) gave "Hall of Fame Award" to BRAC for significant contribution in Sanitation sector in Bangladesh. Director of BRAC WASH and DECC and TB programme, DrAkramul Islam received the awardat the 14th World Toilet Summit India in Delhi from Dr. Subramanian Swamy, MP & Former Minister of India and Jack Sim, Founder of WTO. Minister Devendra Chaudhry, Special Secretary, Ministry of Power, India was also present in the occasion along with represent......Read More

Open defecation in country has been reduced from 42% in 2003 to 3% in 2012
14 January 2015, Dhaka. BRAC's Water, sanitation and Hygiene programme held a dissemination and impact sharing workshop on 14 January 2015 at BRAC Centre to share its experience and future strategy with the stakeholders. BRAC started its WASH programme in 2006 to tackle contamination issues. The significant achievement of reducing open defecation from 42% to 3% (from 2003-2012) was the major finding of the research. The programme works through an intensive implementation strategy to reach rura......Read More

BRAC Sierra Leone empowers child Ebola survivors and adolescent girls in collaboration with Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children’s Affairs
7 January 2015, Sierra Leone. Interventions include cash transfers, radios and safe spaces for girls; efforts will help recovery efforts by providing livelihood assistance for affected families and support for adolescent girls BRAC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children Affair (MSWGCA), has started distributing cash grants to young Ebola survivors with the aim of starting small livelihood activities, while also supporting adolescent girls in Ebola recovery e......Read More

Ten years on, post-tsunami Sri Lanka charts a course for global crisis zones
26 December 2014, New York."From Aid to Enterprise," a case study released by BRAC on the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, suggests a path from grant-based aid to sustainable interventions and for-profit enterprise. Mangalika and her husband, K.G. Sirisena, recall the wall of water that swept over their home in coastal Sri Lanka ten years ago. "Eight feet of water came into the house," she says. "The only things left were the clothes we were wearing. We were lucky to escape with ou......Read More

BRAC Uganda awarded at the 2014 Financial Reporting (FiRe) Awards
16 November 2014, Dhaka. On 6 November 2014, BRAC Uganda was recognised for its financial reporting system when it became the first runner up in the NGO category at the 2014 Financial Reporting (FiRe) Awards-Uganda, at the Kampala Serena Hotel. BRAC Uganda has participated in the FiRe awards for the past three years, and has been recognised as the best NGO in both 2011 and 2012 and became the first runner-up in the same category in 2013. This year, BRAC Uganda competed against 16 NGOs' and 75 ......Read More

Bangladesh Girl Summit 2014 Pledges concerted effort to end child marriage
Despite Bangladesh has made significant progress in major human development indicators, including education, healthcare and child and maternal death, it has yet to go far to achieve a satisfactory result in reducing child marriage. Bangladesh has the highest child marriage rate in south Asia while fourth highest in the world. To end child marriage the government, civil society, media and social and political leadership must join hand and take up strong and well-coordinated effort. Experts sa......Read More

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed receives Spanish Order of Civil Merit
24 October 2014, Dhaka. BRAC founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, KCMG has been awarded the prestigious Spanish Order of Civil Merit on 23 October 2014 for his efforts in tackling poverty and empowering the poor. Sir Fazle received the award from his Excellency Luis Tejada Chacon, Ambassador to Spain, on behalf of His Majesty King Felipe VI and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Hotel Lakeshore in Dhaka. Known as the Orden del Mértito Civil in Spanish, this exalted medal of h......Read More

Press conference on 8th International Conference of Asian Society of Agricultural Economists’
14 October 2014, Dhaka. It is a stylized fact that with rapid rural to urban migration of the population in the process of economic development the farm size gradually expands that facilitates adoption of labor saving technologies and growth of agricultural productivity and marketed surplus for the growing urban population. The history of agricultural development demonstrates that almost all of the present day developed countries in North America and Europe followed that process. The Asian agr......Read More

BRAC commits to massive scale-up in girls’ education
24 September 2014. Global anti-poverty leader pledges to invest at least $280 million to reach 2.7 million additional girls and train 75,000 teachers by 2019 BRAC, already a global leader in providing opportunity for the world's poor, has boosted its commitment to girls' education in low-income countries with a five-year pledge to reach 2.7 million additional girls through primary and pre-primary schools, teacher training, adolescent empowerment programmes, scholarships and other programmes. ......Read More

BRAC-PPRC launches research report on road safety in Bangladesh
13 August 2014, Dhaka. The research report titled 'Road Safety in Bangladesh: Realities and Challenges' was unveiled on 13th August 2014, the third death anniversary of the veteran journalist Mishuk Muneer and film-maker Tareque Masud. Power and Participation Research Center (PPRC) conducted the research funded by BRAC. The launching event was jointly organised by PPRC and BRAC on Wednesday, at the capital's Daily Star auditorium. Executive Director of PPRC, Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, gave the ......Read More

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