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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

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

Argentina beats Brazil on the grounds of Dhaka
29 June 2014, Dhaka. As the entire nation fall victim to the craze of FIFA world cup 2014, BRAC decided to harness the enthusiasm through an exhibition match between the nation's top favourite teams-Brazil and Argentina. On Friday afternoon of 27 March, the all-girls football teams of BRAC's adolescent development clubs put on the jersey of Brazil and Argentina, and the much anticipated finale was underway.The match began at 3pm on the ground of Motijheel T&T school, packed with an enthusiastic ......Read More

BRAC partners with Mayalogy to promote women empowerment through online platform in Bangladesh
29 June 2014, Dhaka. BRAC signed an MoU with Mayalogy.com.bd, the first website dedicated to empowering women in the country. The project aims to create a virtual platform which will ensure access to information for women and girls to manage stress and crisis related to gender based violence and gender discrimination. Director of BRAC's Gender Justice and Diversity programme, Sheepa hafiza and CEO of Mayalogy, Ivy Huq Russell signed the partnership agreement titled "BRAC-Mayalogy Partnership on ......Read More

BRAC stresses on the importance of private sector in development
26 June 2014, Dhaka. BRAC held its Annual Report 2013 launching event on 26 June 2014. The event was held at BRAC centre in Mohakhali. Highlighting BRAC's achievements of 2013, BRAC's vice chairperson and Interim ED, Dr Mushtaque R Chowdhury said, "BRAC acts as catalyst creating an ecosystem where poor can seize control of their lives." Presenting last year's achievements he mentioned, "more than 12,114 crore taka was disbursed to 42 lac borrowers, 91,300 ultra poor households were reached in ......Read More

Inhuman Kafala system is the major reason for exploitation to the migrant workers in GCC
11 June 2014, Dhaka. Speakers on consultation appealed to abolish Kafala and demanded as it is a global agenda on protection of migrant rights in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). National Alliance for Migrant's Rights Bangladesh (NAMR,B) organised a national consultation today morning on "Kafala violating migrant's rights: Can FIFA help to abolish?" in BRAC centre auditorium, Dhaka. Speakers highlighted on Qatar's promises to review its labour laws, especially the kafala or sponsorship system, ......Read More

Commemoration of 15 years of anniversary of Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF)
10 June 2014, Dhaka. Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) observed its 15th anniversary with the slogan "15 years of success and fight to prevent acid violence" on 31 May 2014. ASF has been working in preventing and raising awareness on acid violence since 1999. The organisation stepped into 16 years of its founding in May this year. Acid violence has declined as a result of a collaborative effort, ASF believes, but the organisation strives to bring the rate of acid violence down to zero. The progr......Read More

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