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Community Empowerment Project (CEP) - Khulna (Phase II)

Location: Ward # 4, 5, 6 & 7 of Tildanga Union, Upazila: Dacope, District: Khulna

Donor: ADRA Sweden

Direct Beneficiaries: 1000 (Households)

Indirect Beneficiaries: 4000

Total Beneficiaries: 5000

Project Duration: 01/01/2022 - 31/12/2026

Total Budget: BDT 3,67,50,111.00

NGO Bureau Approval Date: 25/09/2022

NGO Bureau Approval Reference No.: 03.07.0000.657.68.07.22-725


Project Goal: 


Coastal communities’ right to safety from natural disasters is enhanced by creating capacitated institutions and economic resilience.



Key Activities:


  • Conduct group meetings with group members

  • Identify and select the participants within the groups

  • Consult with group members for Group Development Committee (GDC) formation and management

  • Open Bank Accounts

  • Conduct meeting bi-weekly with the Disaster Resilience Group (DRG- Women Group) and collect savings

  • Arrange an advocacy meeting with Union Parishad

  • Conduct awareness training on need-based issues for the group members

  • Arrange need-based IGA training for the beneficiaries

  • Check the IGA records and monitor the livelihood performance

  • Arrange a training workshop on couple relations (Family planning, Family Peace & Conflict Resolution, Women and Child Rights, Violence Against Women and Children, etc.)

  • Arrange training follow-up meetings with the group beneficiaries

  • Attend the different meetings at the community level by other NGOs or govt.

  • Conduct training on disaster preparedness at the group level

  • Organize the quarterly meeting for the Union Platform

  • Communicate with local government administration and enhance linkage for govt. partnership

  • Organize training on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) & Early Warning (EW), Primary health care, etc for UDMC/Union Platform

  • Monitor the programs

  • Follow-up visit quarterly in the project phase-out area

  • Invite DMC, UP authorities, community, and Upazila administration.

  • Organize an exit conference meeting.

  • Conduct an audit of Project Finance.



Project Description:



ADRA Bangladesh Program proposes this new intervention as a continuation of the Enhancing Community Resilience Project (MH 17:401 June 2017-June 2018) which focused on building up the capacity of local people and strengthening the local structures. The project equips and empowers locals against natural hazards and poverty. As the project period is approaching its end, this application proposes a new project phase from July 2018-December 2019, a period of 18 months that will focus on the continuation of strengthening the resilience and building up the capacity for the empowerment of the local people of Tildanga Union.


The planning for the proposed intervention took place in several stages; i.e., learnings from previous work experiences, assessment of needs (13-14 March 2018), lessons from and discussions with other actors in the area of intervention, as well as donor evaluations and recommendations. A major reflection on the project's progress was that there is a need for a long-term approach that focuses on the sustainable development of livelihoods and different capacities of the local community. Additionally, as there are large-scale interventions by other actors e.g. World Vision, coordination between ADRA Bangladesh and existing actors is essential to ensure aid effectiveness. Finally, an organized, trained, and equipped community is the base of a resilient community and the proposed intervention is assessed and designed by long-experienced ADRA development staff. 


Project beneficiaries will be selected for special consideration and with focus group discussion (FGD) at the community level in order to keep the process transparent. Community leaders, committees, and local authorities will assist ADRA Bangladesh in selecting project beneficiaries.

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