Facts about Bangladesh
- Population: 152.4 million (UN, 2012)
- Life expectancy: 69 years (men), 70 years (women) (UN)
- Human Development Index: 142 / 187
Welcome to Bangladesh
Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Around 84% of the population live in poverty. Concern Universal has worked in Bangladesh since 1994 and helps around 1.2m people each year. We work in the remote Chittagong Hill Tracts in the South-East, and the North-West, where two million ultra-poor families are affected by regular floods.
The majority of the population live on flood plains. Concern Universal works to relieve the constant drain on resources that hazardous floods, cyclones and monsoons bring. Working with families, communities and local government, we improve facilities and services to help cope with extreme weather events.
Our work covers: primary health care; water and sanitation (particularly in schools); disaster preparedness and short-term emergency relief; and rural livelihoods and adapting to climate change.
Concern Universal in Bangladesh implements projects in: primary health care, water and sanitation; disaster preparedness and disaster responses; and climate change adaptation and rural livelihoods. To enhance sustainability in all of its activities, Concern Universal Bangladesh strengthens the capacity of its partners through Organisational Development activities and wherever possible enhances the access of vulnerable groups to relevant Government of Bangladesh services.
Concern Universal Bangladesh works in partnership to: ensure effective service delivery and to build local organization capacity; focus on the community-level risks driven by natural disasters; and promote Holistic Sustainable Development. We also seek to share knowledge, serving as a resource centre and facilitate a consortium of complementary organizations (including the private sector).
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our work in Bangladesh
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Deputy Country Director (DCD), Brazil
CU operates a highly decentralised structure and the DCD will be expected to take a lead role in managing and developing the Brazil programme in close partnership with the Country Director.
We know from decades of experience that by working with others – and pooling our expertise and resources – we can achieve much more than we ever could on our own. That might mean working with small, grassroots organisations that have a better understanding of the local context, or joining with other international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to reach greater numbers of people with our campaign messages.
Contact our Bangladesh office
Cornelis De Wolf, Country Director
- Concern Universal
- House 8 (5th Floor),
- Road 28, Banani 1213,
- Dhaka, Bangladesh
Cell: +880 1819 263295
Tel: +88 02 9855296