Dimond: a successful UISC entrepreneur

Dimond: a successful UISC entrepreneur

An information center in Sahapara, a Union eight kilometers away from Gaibanda town, is a step towards building digital Bangladesh. Owned and run by AHK Sayeem (Dimond) and his wife Khadija Akhter Rumi, the information service center, part of the Union Information Service Center (UISC), is taking information technology to the grassroots. The information center […]

Union Information and Service Centers (UISC)

Union Information and Service Centers (UISC)

Union Information and Service Centers (UISC) a global link for rural people in Bangladesh Union Information and Services Centres (UISC) are newly established one-stop service outlets operating at all 4,501 Union Parishads (UP, lowest tier of local government) of the country. Through use of ICT, UISC is able to bring various types of information related […]

New World Bank Manual on Budget Sensitisation in Nepal

The World Bank’s Programme for Accountability in Nepal (PRAN) has developed new flipcharts/manuals explaining the importance of government budgets. The flipcharts have been developed in a language simple enough for the newly literate and includes the concepts of pro-poor and gender budgeting. The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MOFALD) of Nepal gave its […]

Learning visit on HLP in Bangladesh: Second batch of Nepalese delegation completed

Learning visit on HLP in Bangladesh: Second batch of Nepalese delegation completed

A Nepalese delegation completed their 8 day learning visit on HLP in Bangladesh on 20 September 2014 with a future action plan for furthering HLP implementation in Nepal. This was the second visit of Nepalese delegation. This visit was organized by LOGIN Asia with support from HLP in Bangladesh. They visited Shakhipur Municipality and Dannya […]

Union Parishad led Employment for poor women

Union Parishad led Employment for poor women

Context: Two Union Parishads have created employment for poor women at their own budget. One is Boltagari Union Parishad of Syedpur Upazila under Nilphamari district and other is the Velabari Union Parishad of Aditmari Upazila under Lalmonirhat district.  Description: It was found to indentifying the issues of the localities that poverty is the main impediments of this […]

Adolescent Girl’s Club (Kishori Club) – an initiative of Union Parishad

Adolescent Girl’s Club (Kishori Club) – an initiative of  Union Parishad

Context: Women constitute half of Bangladesh’s population. The opportunities and rights for women are very inadequate in Bangladesh. Out of the total womenfolk, adolescent girls (13-19) are the more disadvantaged section. The most crucial phase of adolescence for the girls is the menstruation, but menstruation health issues and awareness is very low. There is no […]

Women representatives don’t get due position in LGIs

Women representatives  don’t get due position in LGIs

Shefali Begum Vice Chairman, Homna Upazila, Comilla I was elected vice Chairman for the second time in 2014. I was elected for the first time in 2009.  Peoples have given this opportunity to serve them. Inspiration of past and a sense of responsibility have brought me closer to the people. I have come to face new […]

Introducing welfare fund for the people

Introducing welfare fund for the people

Alhaj Md. Azizur Rahman  Chairman 12 No Titpalla Union Parishad  Jamalpur Sadar Upzila  Alhaj Md Azizur Rahman is the chairman of the No 12 Titpalla Union Parishad of Jamalpur Sadar Upazila. He obtained a diploma degree in civil engineering in 1981. He served in the BCIC from 1982 to 2007. During this service, he was […]

‘The Girl’s football team of our Union is playing at the national level’

‘The Girl’s football team of our Union is playing at the national level’

Kamal Ahmed, Chairman  4 No. Darbast Union Parishad  Jaintapur Upazila, Sylhet  Ques: How many times have you been elected as chairman?    Ans: I was elected twice. First I was elected chairman of No 4 Darbast Union Parishad in 2003 and then in 2011. People encouraged me to stand for election. Earlier, a group of […]

Improving women’s health high on agenda

Improving women’s health high on agenda

Women’s health has been completed neglected, especially in the economically weaker sections of society, during pregnancy and child birth. With no qualified doctors and midwives, the health and life of the woman and child has been at risk. To get rid of this vulnerability, I have established training centers to train midwives in every ward. […]

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