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Christian Aid in Bangladesh

Our work

Christian Aid started working in Bangladesh in 1972, and we are currently working with 15 partners across the country.

Our partners range from national level policy and advocacy organisations that focus on climate change to partners that work in the field dealing with the issue of secure livelihoods and gender.

We work on climate change, disaster risk management, gender equality and human rights issues, and have significant expertise and experience of working with government and CSOs in these fields.

Our work in Bangladesh focuses on climate change, disaster risk reduction, sustainable livelihoods, accountability and equality issues.

We have been recognised for our relationship with local government institutions in disaster risk reduction programmes in climate-vulnerable areas of the country. Christian Aid Bangladesh is exploring new areas of work such as renewable energy, climate justice, private sector engagement and enterprise-based development.

Resilient livelihoods

Our work on secure livelihoods and economic justice has been expanded to include climate change adaptation, disaster risk management, and emergency response and pro-poor market access projects. Our work on resilient livelihoods contributes to building thriving communities with greater income, food security and a better ability to respond to extreme climate uncertainties, natural disasters and emergencies.

Accountability

Through our governance work, we are campaigning for policies that offer opportunities and equal rights to socially and economically excluded communities, giving a voice to powerless groups. We push local and national institutions to be accountable in their decision making.

Equal rights

Christian Aid is addressing the issue of identity-based exclusion in Bangladesh. We work to enable changes in the lives of socially and economically excluded people living in climate-vulnerable areas, with a primary focus on single women and women from fishing, dalit and ethnic minority communities.

Where we work and who we work with

Click on the map to see the reach of our programme in Bangladesh and find out more about many of our partners.