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Training women-led civil society organisations to effectively engage in disaster risk management and climate change actions.

This project focuses on resilience building, by developing the capacity of women-led and managed civil society organisations (CSO). The programme is being implemented in 10 sub-districts of Kurigram, Jamalpur, Cox’s Bazar and Khulna districts, Bangladesh.

Key information


Upazilas (sub-districts) of five target districts in Bangladesh:

  • Koyra and Dacope of Khulna district
  • Munshiganj and Kaliganj of Shatkhira district
  • Chokoria and Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar district
  • Kurigram Sadar and Chilmari of Kurigram district
  • Islampur and Dewangonj of Jamalpur district


March 2019 to December 2019

Programme value:


Target population:

100 members from 50 women-led and managed CSOs and networks. 

Funded by

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Our approach

Our systemic approach starts from assessment and mapping of capacities of the CSOs, followed by developing appropriate training modules, developing a pool of resources and trainers, conducting consultation with communities, gathering evidence, and ends with national-level consultation. National Alliance of Humanitarian Actors (NAHAB) is our strategic partner to carry out this process.

Expected results

100 members from 50 CSOs will receive training on disaster risk reduction and preparedness, inclusive disaster response management, climate change actions, and leadership. They will then share their experience with district-level and national-level actors through multi-stakeholder consultations.  

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