Like any other disaster, flood disrupts the normal life patterns and individuals, families as well as the nation are exposed to great material and personal losses. Flood occurs in Bangladesh more or less every year. It shatters the economic backbone of the wage-labourers and sharecroppers, as many become practically unemployed for certain period of time. BRAC works with the poor section of the society who suffers more than any other group. The countrywide network of BRAC also suffered heavily .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter
  • Published Date Thursday, 09 September 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
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BRAC has undertaken a pilot project on improving in-house medical waste management in collaboration with three selected hospitals (Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Institute of Child Health and Shishu Shasthya Foundation, and one BRAC upgraded Shushasthya). As an outcome of this project, a manual on in-house medical waste management has been prepared. The pilotprogramme was designed to build awareness/consciousness among hospital staff and initiate some action programs with the hospital staff to .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, Miah Rahmat Ali
  • Published Date Sunday, 12 December 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
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The purpose of this study is to ensure that BRAC’s sericulture programme and the activities of Ayesha Abed Foundation related to silk production are socially and environmentally sustainable. It is important to look at long-term environmental effects of programmes such as sericulture.  Though sericulture may have promising outputs, it also uses a large amount of potentially harmful chemicals.  Without the proper discharge of such solvents, the cost of future clean ups for the country could be .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, Amina Rahman, Mushtaque Chowdhury
  • Published Date Tuesday, 03 March 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
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This paper discussed the information on alternative agriculture /ecological agriculture practices in Bangladesh, success and weaknesses of existing programme, and explore the possibilities of large scale implementation of alternative agriculture as an environmental initiative. Ecological agriculture or alternative agriculture programmes introduced by the three organizations in Bangladesh were visited from mid- September to mid- October 1997. Results of available secondary information (project .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter
  • Published Date Friday, 12 December 1997
  • Country Bangladesh
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This document provides guidelines, at both the general program level and specific sector level, for incorporating environmental protection considerations into BRAC’s Rural Development Program (RDP) natural resource projects, namely fisheries, sericulture, agriculture, poultry and livestock, and forestry. It aims to provide BRAC managers with the necessary information to ensure that existing and future programs are designed and implemented in such a way as to minimise the negative .......

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  • Writer Name Emma Child
  • Published Date Saturday, 04 April 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
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The interest in renewable energy has been revived over last few years, especially after global awareness regarding the ill effects of fossil fuel burning. This paper reviews the state of play in alternative energy provision in Bangladesh.

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter
  • Published Date Monday, 07 July 1997
  • Country Bangladesh
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This report describes the findings of Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) of the proposed dairy project of BRAC which is situated at Lakshmipura village of Gazipur district. The main objectives of this report is to identify the major Environmental Impacts due to implementation of the project along with the effective measures to mitigate the adverse impacts, if any.

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, M Jakariya
  • Published Date Sunday, 02 February 1997
  • Country Bangladesh
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This study aimed to explore the role of local elites and associated factors that prevent or promote sanitation facilities to the poor. The study was conducted in five communities of five villages of Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat districts. The three communities - Hazipara, Korollabechatari and Moulvipara of Jaldhaka/Nilphamari were selected for the role (active, non-active and newly formed) of Gram Shahayak Committee (GSC - a committee formed by the CFPR-TUP programme comprised of a group of .......

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  • Writer Name Lammia Sharmin
  • Published Date Monday, 12 December 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
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The Aquillaria malaccensis (known as agar) produces agarwood which is used in perfumes, incense and medicines, and thus, can be extremely valuable. Excessive harvesting of agarwood has made this species threatened. Considering its conservation value and economic benefit BRAC has started agarwood plantation at Kaiyachara Tea Estate from July, 2007.At Kaiychara tea estate, a plantation of about 17 acres has been created, where 83,400 agar seedlings have been planted between August and October .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, Ananta Z Neelim
  • Published Date Wednesday, 02 July 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
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