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CHTDF
Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility
United Nations Development Programme, Bangladesh

ু লী কর্ণফ

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Introduction and Overview of CHTDF

HASIBUR RAHMAN

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Agricultural Development And Food Security

NURUZ ZAMAN

4 Health LOBAN RAHMAN .

This includes     Maternal and reproductive health. diarrhea and other communicable diseases.Health Program in CHT by UNDP  5 Objective is to improve the health and nutritional status. April 17. Reducing child mortality Reducing the incidence of malaria. 2014 . tuberculosis. Thursday.

2014 . Empowering communities to participate in the management and use of health services and Improving the Hill District Council’s capacities to manage health services   Thursday. April 17.6 Objective  The overall objective can be achieved by implementing three major strategies Improving existing health services and initiating Innovative Health Services.

2014 . Thursday. April 17.7 Key Activities       Baseline surveys initiated CHSWs trained and recruited Health promotion activities undertaken Medical stores established Referral guideline finalized Orientation workshops were held with staff working in the referral facilities and community leaders in the project area.

April 17. 2014 .8 Implementing Strategy  Different medical training for local people  Network  Linking of Community Health Services Workers (CHSW) them to satellite clinics through the use of mobile medical teams Thursday.

April 17. 2014 .Challenges in the implementation process  9 Topography of CHT is the main obstacle to implement any project Cultural barrier Illiteracy Large diversity Income is limited     Thursday.

Human resource policy development in the health sector.10 Continuity and Mainstreaming The long term strategy the project seeks to strengthen the government health system in this regard through improving   The physical infrastructure of the existing health. Delivery of appropriate health service packages and Training for health service providers. April 17. nutrition and population facilities in the CHT. 2014 .    Thursday.

April 17. And their strategy is to be assimilated with the government Health Services because of the local demand.    Thursday.11 Exit Strategy The aim of health program is to strengthen the government health facilities in the CHT. 2014 . Already they are working as a wing of the total health facility.

12 Education SRIJOHN .

April 17.13 Challenges of implementation One of the greatest challenge in this sector was to strengthen community based schools and link them to government systems Building quality infrastructure Reducing drop-out rates with the course of time Improving management. strengthening knowledge and capacity of regional and district education system     Thursday. 2014 .

14 Mainstreaming Understanding of key educational issues of the cht among key GOB officials   Making teachers who are members of ethnic communities but fluent in mainstreaming culture Though it’s not very easy but to mainstream the project’s outcome. 2014 . Bengali and English language have to be included in the curriculum Multilingual education in pre-primary levels should be more accurate in child development phases   Thursday. April 17.

Increased community ownership may be another contingency plan for the UNDP. 2014 . April 17. and mobilizing community resources to promote access to quality education can help in strengthening the exit strategy    Thursday. Raising community awareness.15 Exit strategy Teachers who belong from ethnic minorities. can be trained for teaching and later used as permanent teachers when UNDP leaves the scenario.

16 Continuity of the project Multi lingual education Including the mainstrea m culture and languages Following the national curriculu m in all possible phases Thursday. 2014 . April 17.

Equally well-funded schools for Bengali people would neutralized the situation    Thursday.17 Biasness of the project There are 51% ethnic people and 41% Bengalese in the Chittagong Hill Tracts But the CHTDF projects are only funding for ethnic children's schools. Bengali people are totally neglected here. 2014 . April 17.

18 Disaster Preparedness & Management ANIK .

Fire. which may occur anytime without any signal. It is mainly because of the location of tectonic plates under the ground. Land slides.  Thursday. April 17. bamboo flowering and earthquake. the earthquake possesses the enormous threat.Disaster Preparedness & Management 19  Chittagong Hill Tracts is hilly a region located in the South-Eastern part of Bangladesh that faces different kinds of natural hazards like Flash Flood. 2014 .

Furthermore. Bandarban and Khagrachari) taking into account that within these municipalities there are several thousands brick masonry holdings which are non-engineered structures. 2014  . Thursday. CHT road networks are also in high risk as they located in hill sides. Initially the project has targeted 3 main municipalities (Rangamati. CHTDF has been implementing Earthquake Risk Reduction Programme (ERRP) with the aims to strengthen the institutional and community level capacity to plan and implement earthquake risk reduction strategies and recovery preparedness of the region on piloting basis.Management and implementation  20 Disaster Preparedness and Management Cluster. April 17.

Management and implementation  21 An eventual earthquake will create hazardous situation by road blockage and consequently jeopardizing mobilization of equipments. does not have any direct linkage with LGIs like CHTRC. April 17. manpower for search or rescue operation. ministry of Food & Disaster Management which look up DM nationally. Though Local Government Institutions of CHTs like Regional Council and Hill District Councils though mandated for disaster management activities are yet to be materialized.   Thursday. 2014 . HDCs and even Municipalities.

Desired outputs for continuity of the project  22 The development of standard seismic hazard and vulnerability maps for three major Municipalities of Chittagong Hill Tract (CHT) districts. April 17. Institutional and community capacity building for earthquake resistant construction. preparedness and mitigation strengthened.  Thursday. 2014 .

2014 . identification of the most vulnerable public buildings identified and documentary  Thursday.Desired outputs for continuity of the project  23 Public awareness campaign organized and selected communities in the three hill districts are better equipped to cope with earthquake hazards. April 17. Seismic safety survey of the existing vital structures in the three hill districts conducted.

24 Community Empowerment AMINUL .

Provide opportunities to work together for sustainable engagements in the CHT.25 Community Empowerment Through community empowerment: Livelihoods can be improved and diversified. 2014       . Members implement their projects through: holding monthly meetings. April 17. participatory decisions making etc. There are 3257 PDCs and 1685 PNDGs. Thursday. Collective actions can be taken to manage development affairs.

Thursday.26 Community Empowerment      Achievements: PDCs has empowered its members to step forward and play a larger role in their communities. implement and monitor development activities have increased:85% have developed fund management rules. 2014 . Cumulative savings mobilized by the community in three hill districts has increased. Target communities have increased their capacity to deal with financial institutions independently(86% increase). April 17. Capacities to plan.

27 Knowledge Management MAHBUB E RABBANI BIPLOP .

SCOPE AND COVERAGE The objective of the knowledge management is to raise awareness and build knowledge on the CHT area and CHTDF activities. CHTDF develops and disseminates knowledge products comprising of advocacy.     . communications and education materials. training. For this purpose.

ACTIVITIES AND OUTPUTS Organizational Development Module: A training module on organizational development for PDCs was developed and used during Training of Trainers provided to project staff who in turn trained PDC members. other project managers.   CHTDF Newsletter Dissemination: The newsletter. This newsletter was distributed electronically every Thursday to all project staff. was prepared weekly and contained updates on CHTDF activities undertaken each week with results. . There were 48 issues published during 2011. “The Thursday Letter”. and to key CHTDF donors. UNDP Country Office senior management.

ACTIVITIES AND OUTPUTS Websites Developed Restructured and Updated: CHTDF widely disseminated information on its activities and results on the websites of UNDP Country Office and CHTDF. activities. jobs and procurement opportunities. photo stories and relevant web links.   . the internal CHTDF photo database was restructured to provide easy access to photos and images to be used in various promotional items and reports. case studies. The website also contained a photo gallery. Relevant updated information about CHTDF and CHT were uploaded. which included events. In 2011. CHT development issues. Photo database: Photographs are an important component of CHTDF’s visibility activities.

.Challenges and Mainstreaming  There is no such exit plan to mainstream the Knowledge management Programme. this part of the project might stop. after the project is over. and it seems that.

32 Economic Development LAMEYA LABIBA .

2014 .33 Economic Development Challenges of Implementing: Limited access of communication and information sharing within the CHT and between CHT and other areas of Bangladesh Rapid destruction of harvests and food stores by unusually high rodent populations Degradation of forest and natural resources Difficulties in accessing markets and other local services during the dry season  • • • • Thursday. April 17.

Projects    34 Skills training provided in Income Generating Activities (IGA) Weaver Groups Formed Market Outlet Centres established   CHT Award of Excellence launched Study on Bamboo Rattan and Non Timber Forest Products initiated Thursday. April 17. 2014 .

Rattan and Non-Timber Forest Thursday. Khagrachari and Rangamati. Market outlet centres were established in each of the three districts.     . April Products (NTFPs) was initiated by the International Network for 17. with funding from the project. A scoping study on Bamboo. A total of 308 producers participated in the event and out of 602 products.Mainstreaming Projects  35 Entrepreneurship training was provided to 72 traditional weavers and 150 Para Development Committee (PDC) members to improve their business skills and give them the confidence to establish and expand their own businesses 18 weaver groups were formed in Bandarban. 2014 Bamboo and Ratan (INBAR). 20 were short listed for best quality and 5 received Awards of Excellence.

2014 . April 17.36 Criticism These projects mostly focus on the development of the indigenous people of CHT The Bengali settlers are not much benefitted from the projects People from remote areas do not have easy access to these projects    Thursday.

37 Capacity Development NISHAT FARZANA .

38 Gender Equity NIPA GHOSH .

39 Conclusion and Evaluation TANUSREE DEB NATH .