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Earlier Projects PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shusamaj   
Saturday, 26 February 2011 05:26


Resettlement Program for the water logging-flood victims of Sarsha, Jhikergacha and Monirumpur upazila under Jessore District, Year 2008-2009

Some union under Monirampur upazila under Jessore district are stand beside the river Kopotakkha river basin areas, the areas are hazards prone and different hazards made disaster round the year, especially water logging is the common hazard which turned into disaster every year. In September ‘2007 there were heavy rainfall and huge of rainwater flow from the down stream become a disaster. The Kopotakkha River has lost navigability and no sufficient drainage systems for passing of surplus rainwater. As a result huge water over flowed and interred into the adjacent villages of the river basin areas. Besides the flood water washed-out different embankment which is now turning into serious disaster of “flood”. The project is envisage needs assessment, shelter, health, water and sanitation, education etc

Rehabilitation Of Cyclone Aila Affected Families, Year 2008-2009

The cyclone Aial has damaged the livelihoods of the inhabitants. The impact cyclone of Aila on the poor, day labour, female headed households, lactating mother, children etc is miserable. The following problems have been created by cyclone Aila.

The affected poor people are unable to manage foods and other essential commodities, they are very hungry and leading life in inhumanities situation especially the women (Lactating and Pregnant), children, disable and elderly people. UNDP taken initiative to extended emergency food, non food, income generation and rehabilitation support to the severely affected families of Ashasuni upazila under Sathkira district.

Water Logging Project, Year 2008-2009

Overall objectives of the project were to design, develop and implement a computerized monitoring System with regard to improve the present water and sanitation monitoring activities including Relief and Rehabilitation support

Supplementary Feeding Support to Cyclone SIDR affected Women and Children, Year 2008

This is completely a supply of micronutrient fortified blended food as supplementary feeding programme will be implemented in most affected 38 union Parishads of Barguna district. The project was on nutrition aspects to reinstate the cyclone victim mother, children and lactating mother of Barguna district. This project is based on the primary assessment data collected by GOB and NGOs. Emphasis has been given on the immediate supply of nutrition with food items. The proposed activities are mostly supplying of micronutrient fortified blended food as per UNICEF arrangement to the most affected vulnerable mother and children affected by the cyclone SIDR

Preparation and Presentation of interesting and creative TV Spot on Post SIDR Health services under the Health Education and promotion, Year 2008

A One and half hour duration TV Spot on Post SIDR Health services program under the Health Education and promotion Project. The target of the presentation is to make the people aware on the Post SIDR Health services and its impacts on the people and environment. The program was prepared by a group of professionals artist and Shooting Unit, Shooting Cameraman, in-house good researchers, strong media buying professionals

Production, Distribution and display of IEC materials for the prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging health problems, Year 2007-2008

The assignment was to develop a 26 Episodes Drama serial, 5 TV and Radio Spots, Flip Chart, Poster for health education on emerging diseases including Bird Flu, TB, Leprosy, HIV/AIDS, Filaria, Malaria, etc . It’s a product reassurance campaign. Dettol always gives you confidence & protection against wide range of germs. & try to feel you “be 100% sure

Disaster Response Facility, Year 2006-2008

Bangladesh is subject to recurring large or smaller scale disaster impacting the lives and development capacity of millions of people. In recent years UNDP has demonstrated its ability to contribute to the Government’s capacity for rapid response in emergencies. UNDP did so by capitalizing on its structural knowledge of the socio-economical situation, its far-reaching networks of Government Agencies, civil society and non-governmental organizations as well as within the Donor community. Based on this experience UNDP feels a new step should be taken to build on the lessons learned during operations

Non-Formal Primary Education (NFPE) Program, Year 2006-2008

This project is mainly concerning financial and technical assistance in favor of the non-formal primary education program for a period of 3 years to be implemented in Sirajdikhan Upazila under Munsiganj District. This project aims at increasing literacy rate by providing proper education to children, increasing awareness on health hygiene, promoting education for other children, conducting psycho-social counseling for the children and helping the students indirectly to be protected from being abused through creating awareness on children abusing. Australian Aid is providing financial support for this project through Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC).

Poverty, Environment and Climate Mainstreaming, Year 2006-2008

Poverty, growth and environmental sustainability are inextricably bound together in Bangladesh. A large percentage of the poor depend on an over-exploited and degrading natural resource base, and although industrial and urban growth offer improvements in economic livelihoods, they also pose clear and serious threats to environmental and human health. Furthermore, the vulnerability of the poor is compounded by a changing climate. Addressing the poverty-environment-climate nexus is critical in assisting Bangladesh to meet it human development and environmental sustainability goals.

The Poverty, Environment and Climate Mainstreaming project aims to reverse the environmental degradation and climate change impacts in ways that will benefit the poor, particularly destitute women, and enable growth that is consistent with a better environment.

Community based conservation and regeneration of mangrove forest in Moheskhali Island, Year 2005-2008

Shusamaj Foundation has been implemented a project Sustainable Conservation of Mangrove Forest and Marine Turtle through Community Participation in Moheshkhali Island under Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. The main objective of the project is To conserve the rich ecosystem and biodiversity hotspot by mangrove afforestation, protection of globally significant marine turtle breeding through community participation and capacity building of the target community people through different training.

Environmental Sanitation, Hygiene and Water Supply in Rural Areas of Bangladesh, Year 2004-2008

From November 2004 to June 2008, Shusamaj Foundation worked with Environmental Sanitation, Hygiene and water supply Project at Hajigonj Upazila in Chandpur District with the financial and technical support of Department of Public Health and Engineering and UNICEF. The objectives of the project are as follows: Reduce mortality, morbidity and malnutrition due to water and excreta related diseases (specially among poor women and children) Improve standard of hygiene behaviors on a sustainable basis i.g. hand washing with soap before eating and hand washing with soap/ash after defecation Increase sanitation coverage to 100% in program areas by 2010.

Capacity Building, Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Livelihood of the Socially Disadvantaged Women and their Children, Year 2004-2008

The project initiated with aim to create livelihood for Sex Workers and children. Services Include shelter/accommodation, food, clothing, health service, education, recreation, vocational training, job placement. The project provided services to 160 children and 490 sex workers.

Situation Analysis and Need Assessment of Jessore-Khulna-Satkhira water logging area after The completion of Relief Distribution Task, Year 2007

Various areas of Jessore, Satkhira and Khulna have been flooded as to water logging since July 2006 resulting suffering of 1.2 million people. European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) observing the suffering of the people has provided relief through various organizations. OXFAM, ActionAid CONCERN and ISLAMIC RELIEF have coordinated the relief program of EC. As the relief activities is nearly completed ECHO arranged a coordination meeting of all the organizations involved with relief assignment on 29 November 2006 in Keshabpur at Samadhan office to have a final damage assessment as to flood, assessing the impact of relief activities and find out the necessary rehabilitation activities which may be undertaken. After the completion of Relief work Shusamaj Foundation engaged with the collaboration of OXFAM to analyze the Situation and Need Assessment of Jessore-Khulna-Satkhira waterlogging area After The completion of Relief Distribution Task in the project districts.

Organizing Sensitization Workshop/Seminar on Health Education and Promotion for Stakeholders and Journalists, Year 2007

Shusamaj Foundation provided BHE consulting services for sensitization workshop/seminar on health education and promotion for stakeholders and journalists at national, divisional district and upazila level in relation to prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases and malnutrition. SF developed background materials and manuals and prepared appropriate, effective and innovative IEC materials for the sensitization workshops. An effective monitoring tool and mechanism were also developed for the various activities and monthly reports were prepared. A briefing meeting was organized to shade the learning experiences with stakeholders and a national level seminar was organized for presentation of the final report

Develop Training Manual and Conduct TOT on Avian Influenza for DLS, DYS and large micro credit NGOs, Year 2007

Shusamaj Foundation held a briefing meeting with members of the Avian Influenza Working Group involved in livestock/poultry sector (FAO, DLS) and UNICEF to develop messages for communication materials targeting family and commercial poultry farmers. Desk review of existing materials targeting poultry farming practices, specially those being used in micro-credit schemes; develop trainers' manual on training frontline workers; revise trainers' manual and conduct TOT; and, review communication materials upon comments from AI working group members and pre-test results from appropriate farming groups

Infant and Young Child Feeding and Maternal Nutrition Activity under National Nutrition Program, Year 2007

The project was Surveillance of against smoking and anti smoking law and maternal nutrition and complementary feeding Production of documents on evaluation and intervention. Organize training on monitoring evaluation and research methods and Child Health and maternal nutrition.

Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program, Year 2006-2007

Shusamaj Foundation is worked with Reproductive Health and Family Planning at Ullapara, Belkuchi and Kazipur Upazila of Sirajganj District with the financial and technical support of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The objectives of the project are as follows: Campaign /Social mobilization on MCH, Family planning and nutrition Provide Mother and Child Health and Family planning services to the char land dwellers Reduce material and child mortality rate Increase contraceptive Acceptance Rate (CAR) in Char land areas Provide pre & post metal care and safe delivery services. Contraceptive distribution Follow-up Services Referral Services. Organize rally, street drama, folk songs in different occasions etc.

Dissemination of HIV/AIDS Prevention Information to Young People in Bangladesh, Year 2006-2007

Disseminate information to raise awareness, knowledge and understanding among the young people about HIV/AIDS and STI; educate and aware the young people with adequate information on HIV/AIDS and life skills; increasing the personal response of the young people and the community to the threat of HIV/AIDS and STI and mobilize community support for taking up HIV/AIDS prevention related activities for the young people.

Feasibility Study of use of female Condoms to support for condom promotion and STD management, Year 2006-2007

Women often find it difficult to negotiate the use of condoms by their partners. One way to circumvent the problem is considered to be to promote female condoms. As they were not hitherto used in Bangladesh, it was considered essential to assess the barriers to their use and the problems associated with it.  Studies on feasibility of the use of female condoms were undertaken with the ministry of Family Planning under GOB

Baseline Survey on Community Based Women NGOs in Six Districts of Bangladesh, Year 2006-2007

The Project was undertaken by the Department of Women Affairs with the assistance of the UNICEF. It was basically NGO community based services for poor women and children. The purpose of the project was to test the feasibility of development of multiple services agency approach. The study was based on primary health care and nutrition, family planning and welfare, simple literacy, numeric and functional education, skill training forewarning’s income generation activities

Adolescents Livelihood Advancement Project-ALAP, Year 2003-2007

Shusamaj Foundation provided consulting services for sensitization workshop/seminar on health education and promotion on HIV/AIDS for stakeholders and journalists at national, divisional district and upazila level in relation to prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases and malnutrition. SF developed background materials and manuals and prepared appropriate, effective and innovative IEC materials for the sensitization workshops. An effective monitoring tool and mechanism were also developed for the various activities like HIV/AIDS, Awareness, Skill Training, Linkage, Market, Assessment and monthly reports were prepared. A briefing meeting was organized to shade the learning experiences with stakeholders and a national level seminar was organized for presentation of the final report.

Behavior Change Communication support for the Urban and Rural Service Delivery Partnership (UFHP & RSDP), Year 2002-2007

Design and implementation of a comprehensive BCC/IEC strategy for the National Integrated Population Health Program (NIPHP) focusing on BCC/IEC needs common to both urban and rural settings

Operational Research to support HIV Treatment and prevention in resource Limited Settings, Year 2006

The Operational Research (OR) work conducted over the 18 months by the Shusamaj Foundation for Tropical Diseases Research and Training (TDR).

It gives information about the overall "learning by doing" strategy regarding the evidence needed to inform treatment and prevention programs. It reports on the activities that were conducted to facilitate priority setting and the involvement of teams from national programs, and on efforts to develop tools for operational research in multiple settings. It also reflects on achievements to date and next steps.

It is hoped that the work done to date in selected areas will be used as a basis to expand to others. The document should be useful to staff in country who are interested in how to gather the evidence needed to improve treatment and prevention programs.

Design and Implementation of a campaign to strengthen collaborative arrangements among citizen, journalists, and local government, Year 2006

Designing and implementing media campaigns and other communication activities to strengthen collaborative arrangements among citizen journalists and local government with a broader vision to contribute to the objectives of the DLGP program, such as: expanded and better defined roles and authorities of local government; improved capacity of local governments to deliver services; improved reporting and increased articles on the local government; and, increased transparency and citizen participation in local decision-making.

Review and identify the most effective awareness raising communication materials related to HIV/AIDS and education in Bangladesh, Year 2006

Collect, review and identify the most effective awareness raising communication materials related to HIV/AIDS and education in Bangladesh

An Impact Study of Credit-Funded Income­ Generating Activities of the Rural Development Project-9, Year 2006

RDP-9 was basically a poverty alleviation project along with a social development dimension. The overall objective was to improve the social and economic situation of the target groups, which consisted of landless rural people and marginal farmers, men and women, in the Project area. The specific objectives of the Project were [a] to organize the rural landless/asset less and marginal farmers into viable but separate economic groups; [b] to create employment opportunities for the target groups through provision of training, credit, and other inputs and through construction and upgrading of necessary rural infrastructures under RDP-8 (40% of the work of RDP-8 to be implemented by RDP-9 contracting groups); and [c] to improve the quality of life of the target groups through promotion of gainful economic activities in the farm and non-farm sectors.

Community Mobilization to Combat Trafficking, Year 2005-2006

A senior staff of SF was involved full time, with support from other staff having expertise in the relevant fields to prepare, adapt and print capacity building and advocacy materials for the workshops, organize meetings and advocacy campaign; conduct a 3-day advocacy capacity building workshop; Awareness, Training, Drama, Meeting etc

Agro-Socioeconomic Benchmark Survey of Marginal & Small Farm Systems Crop

Intensification Project in Kurigram District, Year 2005-2006

The project aimed at an agro-socioeconomic bench-mark survey of marginal and small farm systems in the Kurigram district of Bangladesh. The survey covered a total of 2,408 households spread over 186 villages. The sample households constituted 1% of the rural households in the Kurigram district.

Study on Female Irrigation Groups in Bangladesh, Year 2005-2006

During more than two decades, mechanized irrigation has become vital for the survival of farmer and agricultural laborers in Bangladesh. Purchase and management of DTWs, STWs, and LLPs and, hence control over irrigation water has been the domain of the men farmers. Since the eighties, the irrigation programmes of several NGOs enabled not only the poorer male farmer and landless men to get access to this means of production, but also poor women were entering into this male domain. This was the focus of the this research project.

Baseline Socio-economic Survey for Community Empowerment For Poverty Alleviation at the Grassroots Level (CEPA), Year 2005-2006

SF carried out the detailed survey including 16 Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRAs), 10 Focus Group Discussion (FGDs), and 6 Case Studies etc. for baseline socio-economic information of the Sirajgong districts (Raigonj and Tarash thana) and prepare a report for assess the current poverty situation in the project areas, the opportunity for future development through employment generation, credit disbursement and skill development training for agriculture production activities. The study also assessed the opportunity of livestock sector development in northern districts for reducing of poverty and IGAs.

Baseline Socio-economic Survey for Community Empowerment For Poverty Alleviation at the Grassroots Level (CEPA), Year 2005-2006

The specific objectives of the survey are: (i) to collect information on household level demographic characteristics such as household size, and age structure by gender; (ii) to collect information on selected socio-economic indicators at household level, e.g. education, occupation, landholding size, ownership of household assets, household income and expenditure, employment etc., types of living house, selling of physical labor, number of meals/day, and household water sources; (iii) to undertake relevant anthropometric measurements for assessing indices of nutritional status among children and women; (iv) to estimate the status of poverty prevailing in the study location; (v) to assess opportunities to establish a process of empowerment through creation of broad-based village organizations; (vi) to collect information on credit delivery mechanism for the rural poor for introducing credit programme; and (vii) to collect information to determine the status of primary health care, water and sanitation services.

Technical Training for Income Generating Activities and natural resources management, Year 2004-2006

Shusamaj Foundation has always mobilizes poor people in to different groups and are giving hand on training on commercially viable products and services for their sustainable livelihoods management. The project is being implemented in Chakaria, Cox's Bazar Sadar, St. Martin's Island of Cox's Bazar district

Post Literacy & Continuing Education for Human Development Project, Year 2004-2006

To provide literacy DNFE Graduate among Adolescent: 1970, Adult women: 1365, Adult men: 1142. this Project was dreamed to give a new shape to this community so that they may challenge with the competitive societal norms and values. it was also flourished to make those society aware on the current issues of health and nutrition. the ultimate goal of the project was to make a safe environment in respect of health, water supply, education, HIV/AIDS etc.

Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH) Communication Program, Year 2002-2006

Develop BCC strategy and implementation including production and dissemination of BCC audio, visual and print material for adolescents, conduct life skill training and orientation for adolescents and school and madrasha teachers

Campaign for the Protection, Promotion of against smoking and anti smoking law, Year 2003-2005

The project was Continue the advocacy and mobilization of key professionals, policy makers, political will, processional allies, professional bodies, women's group, NGOs, GOB agencies, NNP, and other donor agencies.

The Effects of Flood Control and Drainage Vector Disease Abundance - A Special Study under FAP Environmental Study, Year 2004

This Special Study consisted of three parts: Studying Larval Mosquitoes, Biting Mosquitoes and Resting Sand flies, including case distribution of Salazar cases arid flood control, drainage and irrigation projects. The principal means of doing this was a review of all available information about Kala-zar distribution and relating it to the presence of FCD/I projects, and a case study analysis using data gathered by the Thana Health Centre and sample survey, sample data analysis.

Survey of the Indictable Program in Bangladesh, Year 2004

The problem of overpopulation in Bangladesh has been a major problem. For the overall

development of the country, it was imperative to reduce the population by reducing the growth rate.

In Bangladesh, there have been many methods of family planning followed. The Indictable program has been one of them. The method has been introduced in Bangladesh by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) in 1978. Since then, no evaluation had been made before the conserved project.

The study was to evaluate the impact of the Program on family planning, its acceptability to rural and urban areas, assessment of the service delivery system comparatively by both government and NGO clinic, medical complications reported by the clients and as well as follow-up service etc

Baseline Survey of IDEAL (Intensive District Approach to Education for All) Project in six Districts, Year 2004

The IDEAL project was implemented in 17 districts in the year 1998, started with one district, Jhenaidah in 1996 and expanded in 5 districts in 1997. The years 1996 and 1997 were considered as the developing phase of the program. As such, most inputs, which were given in the project at the initial phase, were considered as test cases in the project. After the developmental stage with the experimental inputs and process was over it was necessary to expand and revise of the project. Prior to undertake any expansion plan it was essential to establish a set of benchmark data through a baseline survey. Keeping this in view, the Department of Primary Education (DPE) and UNICEF agreed to undertake a baseline survey in the six IDEAL districts (Barisal, Cox's Bazar, Mymensingh, Satkhira, Dinajpur, and Hobiganj) before going to actual implementation of the project activities at school level. The specific objectives of the baseline survey were: (i) to collect data on the then situation of the primary education particularly the program interventions which were addressed by IDEAL project; (ii) to determine the present situation of basic EFA statistics (enrolment, attendance, dropout and achievement level of the primary school students) on the basis of household and school survey; (iii) to identify the magnitude of community and school interactions; (iv) to assess the prevailing academic and physical environment of the school (classroom teaching learning process, use of teaching aids, toilet and water supply facilities, etc.); and (v) to estimate the level of efficiency of school management.

Baseline Survey and PRA under Barisal, Patuakhali, Jhalkathi and Borguna Small Holder Support Project (BPJB SHSP), Year 2003

SF's professionals provided the services for data collection, visiting and meeting concerned govt. officials and beneficiaries in the project area and generated of report. Also studied the instructional structures and capacity of the relevant service providers

Baseline Survey of Gopalgonj, Pirojpur, Shariatpur and Pirojpur Integreted Area Development Project (GMSP-IADP), Year 2003

SF's professionals provided services service for: Making questioner, developing methodology of the study, visiting and meeting concerned govt. officials and beneficiaries in the project area, data collection, and generated of report

Arsenic Mitigation Through Local Initiative, Year 2001-2003

The overall objective of the services to be provided under this contract is to ensure the quality of the awareness-raising component at the community level during arsenic screening activities (conducted by contracted SOs/NGOs) and to obtain a better quality picture of the respondent's understanding and responses to the arsenic crisis. Consulting firm will assess quantitative as well as qualitative aspects of the arsenic issues like Water taste, Court yard meeting, Workshop etc


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