Buro Bangladesh এর প্রকল্প সমূহ
No. of Training centers Four training centers with accommodation facilities: at Tangail, Comilla, Khulna and Chittagong
No. of Trainers 13
Facilities Class room and hall room(air-conditioned), sound system, multimedia, computer lab, guest room, waiting room, dining room, indoor game facilities, dormitory for the participants etc.
Specializations For staff: Foundation training, Management development, micro savings and credit program, micro-enterprise program development, software orientation, quality seed production. Disaster management, Monitoring and Supportive Supervision TOT etc.For members: Awareness raising, small business management, easy accounts keeping, quality seed production and seed business etc.
Locations Tangail, Comilla, Khulna and Chittagong city area with unique location- Some other pieces of land already purchased in other four districts to establish new training centers.
Related training services Need based workshop and orientations, Exposure visit, On site technical assistance,
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development
This initiative began since 1995 to increase the productivity of the staff along with its customers intended
to lower the costs of services delivery environment of the organization. Human development of the customers
emanates thru providing Basic Life Management Training that includes disaster management, environmental
health, health and nutrition, employment related skill development training, business management and
entrepreneurship development training etc. Human development of the staff emanates thru short and
long-term training on organizational development and management, financial services management
program planning, and implementation, monitoring and evaluation etc. At present BURO have three
training centers with 28 trainers of different backgrounds.
Operational Research (R&D)
The operational research conducted at regular intervals has successfully identified flexible financial and
non-financial services convenient to the customers as evident from their responses to different services
This has created an opportunity to adapt the financial and non-financial services with demands driven of the customers.
Rural Piped Water Supply Project
Potable fresh water right from the supply tap is still a dream for millions of villagers in Bangladesh. Arsenic contamination of ground water meanwhile
has emerged as grave concern. However, it is a different story in a village of Munshigonj district where some 2,000 people have had access to piped
water supply. The World Bank and the Social Development Foundation (SDF) has supported BURO Bangladesh to make the dream into reality.
The SDF, is implementing the government’s Social Investment Program Project (SIPP) with assistance from the World Bank, launched the water
pilot under ‘Private Financing of Public Utilities’ scheme. This has become an innovative model of public, private and people’s participation.
As a part of SIPP and for reducing the health hazards due to arsenic contamination, the World Bank has provided financial grants support
of 40-50% for piloting village piped water supply project. BURO Bangladesh is being implementing the project in Puran Baushia village under
Gazaria Upazila of Munshigonj District.
The project aims at supplying water free from arsenic, iron and other harmful elements to 570 target households through a piped network
at a price that is affordable to the population and making the project commercially viable. BURO Bangladesh has constructed a water tank
of 75,000 liter capacity along with a treatment plant of 30,000 liter capacity. The number of households that were connected has stood
so far at 487 including 5% households from hardcore poor community. The number of pipe line connections is gradually increasing.
BURO Bangladesh is getting bills from the users regularly.
The community contribution to the project is 10%, BURO Bangladesh 40% while SDF/The World Bank has contributed 50% of the project cost.
Health, Hygiene, Nutrition and Sanitation
Different need based activities on Health, Hygiene, Nutrition and Sanitation were undertaken by BURO Bangladesh for targeted participants
with the support from different donors and thus made BURO experienced on those. Message dissemination was also included on exclusive
breastfeeding, diarrhea prevention and management, immunization, common childhood illness, birth planning, micronutrients and
value of diet diversification, food processing, storage and handling, hygiene and safe water, rights associated with family law, Family Planning and
HIV/AIDS awareness. Under BURO Bangladesh the following activities were implemented:
Conducted courtyard session and Growth Monitoring and promotion(GMP) activities
Supplementary food distribution among the program participants
Ensuring the service for pregnant, lactating, adolescent, newly couple, children and others.
Enhancing the referral linkage with health and family planning service providers
Ensure Safe delivery by the skilled traditional birth attendance and Govt. skill personnel.
Ensure safe water and sanitation for protection any water born diseases
Hardcore poor development program
BURO has been implementing a hardcore poor development program for last couple of years where huge number of very poor and vulnerable women are getting financial,
technical and social services at urban and rural areas. It designed both financial and non-financial services for the hard core poor based on their need and prevailing situation.
A project namely – Economical and Social Empowerment of the Hardcore Poor-ESEHP has been working in Kurigram and Dhaka districts with the financial assistance
of Stromme Foundation.
The current package of non-financial services include child and adult education, health services, basic life management training for the customers, nutrition training,
water & sanitation awareness and support. In addition to that BURO worked with 19000 extreme poor clients in most vulnerable 64 villages in four upazillas of Tangail
district as a partner of CARE Bangladesh under its SHOUHARDO Program.
BURO Bangladesh and Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) will work in Bangladesh INSPIRED project
BURO Bangladesh and Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding under ‘Socio- economic empowerment of women through promotion of natural fiber-based products from agricultural wastages’ project under INSPIRED program funded by European Union and contracted by Ministry of Industries, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Under this initiative, a project orientation was conducted by Mr. Syed Sultan Chand, Project Coordinator and Mr. Nazrul Islam, Assistant Project Coordinator while it was held in the presence of Ms. Selima Ahmad, BWCCI Founder President, Ms. Anne Raine, Grant Scheme Expert of Bangladesh INSPIRED, Mr. Ali Sabet, Team Leader, component 3 of INSPIRED.
Mr. Md. Mojibur Rahaman, Acting CEO of Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Mr. Sirajul Islam, Director of BURO Bangladesh along with INSPIRED project personnel were also present during the orientation.
Mr. Mojibur Rahaman, Acting CEO of BWCCI and Mr. Sirajul Islam,Director of BURO Bangladesh both gave a brief overview of their respective organizations during the orientation. Mr. Syed Sultan Chand, Project Coordinator and Mr. Nazrul Islam, Assistant Project Coordinator of INSPIRED project of BWCCI gave an overview of the project’s mission, vision, objectives and activities with the participants.
BWCCI and BURO are implementing this innovative project in 4 areas of the country-Narsingdi, Gaibandha, Tangail districts and Modhupur sub-district. This project aims at alleviation of poverty and empowerment of women in SME clusters by exploring new sources of Natural Fibers (NF) through efficient management of agricultural wastages of the country.
BURO Bangladesh work with water.org in Enhanced Institutional Capacity on WaterCredit program
The irony is that dissemination of water and sanitation is a very slow process to move its journey from the wealthy
community to the grassroots which is primarily due to three reasons. First: exposure to knowledge management
of the targeted audiences leading to; Second: affordability of the households in respect of available resources: time,
money and material leading to; Third: depressing the frame of mind, approach and attitude of the households with
all three factors squeezing the behavioral change communication (BCC) among the households.
The Water and Sanitation program of BURO is the outcome of customers’ environmental needs,
BURO’s response to customers’ demand, and increasing vacuum in the lives and living conditions of the people.
The partnership of BURO Bangladesh with WaterCredit.org is intended to innovate its existing water and sanitation loan product.
To this effect a set of activities are taken to improve the level of the thoughts of customers of BURO Bangladesh.