Environment and Disaster Management

NGO Forum emphasizes on environmental conservation and renewed attention which is required to develop the capacity of the society on disaster preparedness and response involving communities, and Local Government Institutions (LGIs) in a sustainable approach to minimize environmental hazards and mitigate climate change and its impact. In the reporting period NGO Forum has focused its activities on environmental conservation, climate change and disaster management through diff¬erent projects both in national level, regional level and in the Rohingya camps and host communities at Cox's Bazar. NGO Forum’s project on Resilient, Inclusive & Innovative Cities in Bangladesh has focused on DRR and WASH along with faecal sludge and solid waste management in the urban areas in collaboration with Mymensingh City Corporation. The project has been concentrated on ensuring its target groups having enhanced understanding on disaster preparedness, safe waste management and inclusive WASH services. During the reporting period, the project's impacts have showed an increased awareness of communities and institutions on waste management system and WASH issues.

Water Quality Testing& Arsenic Mitigation

Universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all’ is the utmost target of the Goal-6 of the SDG. This goal also focuses on availability, sustainability, integrated water resource management and improved water quality. In Bangladesh, underground water is being promoted as the major source of drinking water since more than fifty years with an aim to reduce the risk of bacteriological contamination and diarrhoeal disease burden. However, arsenic contamination, effect of climate change, shrimp culture in south-west coast, impact of rapid urbanization, industrial growth, using wide range ...

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Climate Change

The 2016 Monsoon season started on 22 July 2016 and the impact of the monsoon increased over the following weeks. An estimated 3.7 million people across 19 districts of Bangladesh were affected by the monsoon-induced floods. Seven thousand four hundred people sought refuge in 69 flood shelters and education institutions. The official estimates indicated that at least 250,000 houses had been destroyed or damaged. Riverbank erosion resulted in a large number of houses and homesteads getting washed away. 16,770 houses and homesteads were reported completely lost with a further 65,156 partially damaged by erosion....

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Emergency Support

NGO Forum for Public Health has been implemented the project titled “Life Saving WASH services for the Amphan cyclone affected people of the selected sub-districts (Upazilas) in Barguna and Patuakhali districts” since July 09, 2020 – November 08, 2020 and successfully completed the project with the financial support by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund. In this project period, the working locations were Patharghata upazila under Barguna district and Kalapara upazila under Patuakhali district....

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Solid Waste Management

NGO Forum’s intervention in solid waste management dates back to 2004 when the Forum along with its local partners successfully implemented community- based waste management system covering some wards of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) in collaboration with CWASA, CCC and CDA. Both solid and liquid waste management was covered in the intervention. NGO Forum’s collaborative research ‘Value at the End of the Sanitation Value-Chain’ also explored potential business opportunities for waste transporters and compost producers in a country where access to sanitation is now widespread but challenges of managing...

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