Parallel to broader coordination strategies, Md. Zakir Hossain Akanda, Additional Secretary (Relief), Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief undertook a field visit to Khulna and Dacope from the 22-24 October 2016.
USAID FFP Director visits Nobo Jatra working areas
Agreement signing with Dnet
Nobo Jatra signs an agreement with Dnet as a partner for Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) messaging. Pregnant and lactating women in the project working areas will receive text messages and phone calls with targeted health and nutrition advice tailored to their gestation cycle or age of child.
Agreement signing with GRAMEEN INTEL
Nobo Jatra initiates a pilot in partnership with Grameen Intel to reach poor and extreme poor pregnant and lactating women through an innovative wearable Bangle that will disseminate audible maternal health messages
Improved gender equitable food security, nutrition and resilience of vulnerable people within Khulna and Satkhira districts in Bangladesh.
Improved nutritional status of children under five years of age, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls
Improved utilization of WASH practices
Reduced adolescent pregnancy
Increased equitable intake of nutritious food
Increased practice of gender equitable norms in the household (food distribution, work load, supporting environment, and decision making)
Increased equitable household income
Increased diversification of livelihoods for graduation participants
Increased production of safe, diverse and nutritious-foods
Strengthened gender equitable ability of people, households, communities and systems to mitigate, adapt to and recover from natural shocks and stresses
Strengthened disaster preparedness and response of communities
Strengthened disaster preparedness and response of government institutions and private organizations
Improved social accountability and national policy engagement of service provision for vulnerable men and women
Increased responsiveness of market-based local service providers (WASH & Agriculture) to meet the needs of vulnerable men & women
Increased responsiveness of government service providers (H&N, DRR, AgE, social protection) to meet the needs of vulnerable men and women
Vulnerable communities raise demand on social & technical services
Maternal Child Health & Nutrition (MCHN)
Nobo Jatra works to change childcare behaviors, improve intra-household food allocation, and integrate MCHN services and messages with GoB and private health care providers to improve nutritional status of CU5 and caregivers.
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)
Nobo Jatra aims to reduce incidences of diarrhoea among children under 5 through improving access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for poor and marginalized communities.
Agriculture & Livelihoods
Nobo Jatra supports vulnerable men and women to increase their income and access to nutritious food through entrepreneurial literacy, agriculture and alternative livelihoods with an emphasis on approaches with potential for high involvement and low barriers to entry for women and youth.
As a cross cutting area, the project makes continuous efforts to ensure women’s equitable participation, improve access to/control over resources and increase decision-making power.
Good Governance & Social Accountability
The social accountability gender integration strategy will focus on facilitating women’s access to leadership positions, leadership training and strengthening their role in decision making.
Disaster Risk Reduction
Nobo Jatra works towards improvements in household and community resilience in the southwest coastal context through coordinated and focused support of multiple actors including households and communities themselves.