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Issue 2: Newsletter

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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

Disaster Risk Reduction

Strengthened gender equitable ability of people, households, communities and systems to mitigate, adapt to and recover from natural shocks and stresses


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Good Governance and Social Accountability

Improved social accountability and national policy engagement of service provision for vulnerable men and women


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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.

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