Collaborating, Learning and Adapting for greater impact!

For the first time, the three USAID/Food for Peace DFSA’s in Bangladesh went on a learning tour to SHOUHARDO III working areas in Jamalpur to learn about sustainable, equitable approaches to build stronger, self-reliant communities.

National Dialogue on Community Clinics in south-west Bangladesh: Opportunities and Challenges

National Dialogue on Opportunities and Challenges of Community Clinics in south west Bangladesh hosted by World Vision Bangladesh and CBHC, 11 September 2019. ‘The Community Based Health Care of the Government of Bangladesh commit to working with World Vision Bangaldesh to meet and agree on the way forward to address the major gaps in community clinics in south west Bangladesh. We commit to replicate recommendations from World Vision’s work with community clinics across the country.’

Study tour by Senior level Representatives of the Ministries and Institutions of Government

Senior level representatives of Ministries, Institute of Public Health Nutrition, Planning Commission, and Cabinet Division of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh had attended the study tour.

Mr. Zakir Hossain Akand, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), Mr. Md. Abdul Karim, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA), Mr. Khan Mohammad Norul Amin, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Dr. Md. Maniruzzaman, Deputy Program Manager, National Nutrition Services, Institute of Public Health Nutrition, Mr. Mohammad Kaikobad Khandaker, Deputy Secretary, National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reforms/ Reorganisation (NICAR Branch, Cabinet Division, Mr. Forhad Siddique, Deputy Chief, General Economic Division, Planning Commission, Mr. Ahmed Hossain Khan, Sr. Advisor Govt. Relations, Nobo Jatra Project, World Vision Bangladesh.

Nobo Jatra facilitated this thematic study tour to observe impact of Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) under the Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) component. The team of senior representatives of Government had visited program areas in Dacope and Shyamnagar Upazila in the South West Bangladesh during 8-9 December 2018.

The delegates had firsthand experience about ‘Cooking and Feeding Demonstration’ during courtyard session. MAMA message using mobile phone and wearable bangles (COEL) were particularly appreciated. The team has appreciated three stage validation process for beneficiary selection, climate smart agriculture practices, courtyard nutrition sessions with cooking-feeding demonstration, efforts to reduce Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) among children through counselling, and strong relationship between Government and Nobo Jatra to identify eligible mothers for Conditional Cash Transfers. The team mentioned the importance of collaboration and coordination with officials of local government institutions at Union and Upazila level.

The team has expressed interest to help Nobo Jatra achieving its goal and appreciated the efforts of project-staff in four Upazilas. The delegates are willing to visit soon again to observe interventions with regard to other thematic areas of the project.


Newsflash – HCA signed!

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Vice President for Resource Development and Management in the International Programs Group of World Vision – US field visit to Nobo Jatra

Jed Hoffman, Vice President for Resource Development and Management in the International Programs Group of World Vision – US visited Nobo Jatra working areas in Dacope Upazila and surrounding villages in December 2016. Read more


South Asia and Pacific Regional Senior Leadership Visit to USAID’s Development Food Assistance Program Nobo Jatra

A high profile delegation of World Vision leaders comprising the Regional Leader, National Directors and senior leadership from the South Asia and Pacific region visited Bangladesh from 16th-19th January 2017. Embedded within the itinerary was a day long field visit to USAID’s Development Food Assistance Program (DFAP) Nobo Jatra with the full delegation travelling to Dacope Upazila (sub-district) in Khulna located in the southwest part of the country. Read more


Technology, Transparency and Accountability in Nobo Jatra

At last count, within the 856,116 direct beneficiaries, Nobo Jatra further aims to target approximately 26 categories of beneficiaries through its diverse and holistic range of interventions. Challenges surrounding accurate tracking and recording of beneficiaries along with minimizing overlap between the numerous interventions have been at the fore since day one. Accountability and transparency of the selection procedure and the process and system used to capture, aggregate and disseminate data further underpins all program strategies. Read more


Additional Secretary Field Visit

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. The overall goal of the visit was to firmly position Nobo Jatra as a government supported program and increase ownership of the program at the local administration level simultaneously strengthening buy in from local communities and beneficiaries. Read more


Nobo Jatra Launch Event

“We are optimistic that when Nobo Jatra comes to a close it will successfully bring visible changes to the lives of 856,116 beneficiaries covered through the four program working sub districts.” Honorable Minister, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Government of Bangladesh  


“We will only be truly successful in our efforts by working together, building strong and fruitful partnerships and sharing the knowledge we have with each other to bring tangible change to the lives of our 856,116 beneficiaries”. The US Ambassador to Bangladesh

Formal launch of ‘Nobo Jatra – new beginning’ USAID Food for Peace Title II Development Food Assistance Program in Bangladesh Read more


A Letter from the Chief of Party

Dear friends and colleagues,

2016 has proved to be an exciting year for us at Nobo Jatra with some thrilling highs such as the signing of our Host Country Agreement in August coupled with the fantastic execution of our milestone program launch event in November. Read more