Projects

During its sixteen-year lifespan, CNRS has worked on many projects with the support of donor,governmental and non-governmental agencies. The list below shows our current ongoing projects. Click here for a list of our previously implemented projects. Click on the name of each project for a summary.


Ongoing Projects

Management of Aquatic Ecosystems through Community Husbandry (MACH) follow-up Process monitoring of the Social Investment Program Project (SIPP)
Livelihood Recovery project Environmental Governance project
Sanitation, Hygiene, Education, Water supply in Bangladesh (SHEWAB) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)
SHARIQUE – Local Governance project Flood Risk Reduction Activities of Sunamganj (FRRAS)
SHAOUHARDO program Coastal & Wetland Biodiversity Management (CWBMP)
Livelihood, Empowerment and Agro-forestry (LEAF) Haor Unnoyon Nagorik Oykka (HUNO)
Sea Turtle Conservation and Community Environmental Awareness Livelihood Right of Fishers
Jatka Fishers Income Generation Program Adaptive Learning Network for the wetland-based Community Based Organizations (CBOs)
Community Based Management of Tanguar Haor Program Building Adaptive Capacity to address climate change risks
Local Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (LDRRF) Community Based Fisheries Management 2 (CBFM2) follow-up
Development of Advocacy Strategy for Disaster Management in Bangladesh

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Previous Projects

Support to Restoration of Fisheries Activities in two Cyclone Sidr Affected Districts Cyclone Affected Aquaculture Rehabilitation Project (CAARP): Environmental Management of Coastal Aquaculture training
Support to develop National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plans Adaptive farming in Haor area to reduce climate change impacts
Management of Aquatic Ecosystem through Community Husbandry (MACH) Community Risk Assessment (CRA)
Process Monitoring of Social Investment Program Project (SIPP) Empowerment Coastal Fishing Communities (ECFC)
Natural Resource System Programme (NRSP): Better options for Integrated Floodplain Management (IFM) Community Based Fisheries Management Phase-2 (CBFM-2)
Sustainable Environment Management Program (SEMP-2.2.1/A) Conservation planning of Pallas's Fish Eagle
Community Based Wetland Management (CBWM) PAPD on Fish Pass and Fish Friendly Structures management
Opinion Survey: Fish Pass and Fish Friendly Structures Learning and communication materials on Consensus Building for Management of Common Property Resources (CPRs)
Environmental Impact Monitoring of Rural Road Development Fishermen Community Survey
Community Consensus on Sustainable Wetland Resources Management Marine Resource and Hilsha Spawning Impact Assessment
Conservation of Wetlands and Biodiversity through Generation of Environmental Awareness Participatory Biodiversity Conservation Planning in the South-central Coastal Area of Bangladesh
Land Water Interface (LWI) Seasonal Surveys on socioeconomic, livelihood and flood vulnerability
Baseline Socio-economic and flood vulnerability Survey Resource Inventory
Community-based Fisheries Management and Habitat Restoration Environmental Monitoring Design
Fish Biodiversity Study
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Management of Aquatic Ecosystems through Community Husbandry (MACH) follow-up

   
Donor USAID, IPAC, BCAS, Caritas
Period 2008 - 2010
Location Sherpur, Gazipur and Moulvibazar

Goals and Objectives

To support CBOs and networks and build linkages to service providers initially created under the MACH project
Brief description

The MACH project aimed to promote environmentally sound management of wetland resources (fish, aquatic vegetation, other wetland products and water) for the sustainable supply of food to the poor people of Bangladesh.  This is a follow-up project to monitor the interventions and processes set by the MACH project and to provide support to the community bodies’ set-up as part of the project
Outputs


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Process monitoring of the Social Investment Program Project (SIPP)

   
Donor World Bank, SDF
Period 2008 - 2010
Location Upazilas under Jamalpur and Gaibandha districts

Goals and Objectives

To verify and report on the activities implemented under the SIPP
Brief description

SIPP implemented a social awareness program which uses various monitoring tools (Report Card, Wealth Ranking, observation, FGD and Case Studies) to assess and prioritize candidates for financial and resource assistance.  This project aims to monitor the effectiveness of these interventions and suggest improvements.
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Livelihood Recovery project

   
Donor ECHO, Action Aid Bangladesh
Period 2008 -2009
Location Tahirpur, Dharmapasha

Goals and Objectives

Livelihood recovery support to victims of the 2007 flood
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Environmental Governance project

   
Donor CIDA, MU, NSU, IGS-BRAC
Period 2008 - 2013
Location Hakaluki haor in Moulvibazar and Fatki River in Magura

Goals and Objectives

The creation of an environmental governance network, greening microcredit among the wetland users, Masters (NSU) and certificate course (BRAC-IGS) on environmental governance
Brief description

As above
Outputs


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Sanitation, Hygiene, Education, Water supply in Bangladesh (SHEWAB)

   
Donor UNICEF, DPHE
Period 2007 - 2009
Location Dharpasha and Doarabazar, Sunamgonj district

Goals and Objectives

Water and sanitation related planning, support and awareness building among the whole villagers of two upazilas
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)

   
Donor UNICEF, DPHE
Period 2007 - 2009
Location Doarabazar, Sunamgonj district

Goals and Objectives

Deployment of Arsenic Removal Technology and safe water supply for the communities
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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SHARIQUE – Local Governance project

   
Donor SDC, CARE
Period 2006 - 2009
Location Jamalganj, Sunamganj, Tahirpur

Goals and Objectives

Building capacity of UPs, CBOs and communities for mutual accountability and transparency at UP level
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Flood Risk Reduction Activities of Sunamganj (FRRAS)

   
Donor SDC, CARE-BD
Period 2005 - 2009
Location Tahirpur, Derai, Sulla, Dharmapasha, Sunamganj Sadar

Goals and Objectives

Planning and constructing submergible dykes with the local communities and UPs
Brief description

The upazilas in the target area are highly vulnerable to flash floods, which tend to cause severe damage to agricultural crops. The project aimed to protect agricultural crops from flash flood by providing technical and financial assistance available to the affected communities to undertake structural (e.g. building submersible embankments/re-excavation of canal/rivers) and non-structural (e.g. planting Hijol and Koroch saplings) measures. It also developed and implemented community-based systems and mechanisms involving communities and Union Parishad to ensure regular maintenance and durability of submersible embankments and tree plantation activities.

Outputs
  • Implementation of 31 schemes; 12 newly designed and implemented embankment construction schemes, 18 repair & maintenance schemes 1 re-excavation of a silted up river. The total length of embankments and the re-excavated river is 68.61 km
  • Over 100,000 households benefited from substantial improvements in food security, avoidance of increased indebtedness and possible distress sale of movable and immovable properties
  • The planting of over 29,000 saplings of Koroch and Hizol on the embankments and an increase in saplings survival rate from 44% to 75.73%
  • Employment of over 11,800 laborers and the implementation of measures to improve female participation in labor force meant that about 11% of them were women. A total of 164,907 person days of work was created
  • Conducted a series of trainings/workshop on gender equity and HIV/AIDS transmission/infection along with protection measures
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SHOUHARDO program

   
Donor USAID, CARE Bangladesh
Period 2005 - 2010
Location Jamalganj, Sunamganj Sadar, Chattak, Tahirpur

Goals and Objectives

Helping ultra poor to come out of the poverty circle through asset transfer, training, health, capacity and linkage development
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Coastal & Wetland Biodiversity Management (CWBMP)

   
Donor GEF-UNDP
Period April 2005 - March 2006
Location Hakalukihaor, one of the largest and most important freshwater wetlands of the country.

Goals and Objectives

To establish and demonstrate an innovative system for management of Ecologically Critical Areas (ECAs) in Bangladesh.
Brief description

The project is being implemented by the Department of Environment (DoE),Ministry of Environment & Forest in cooperation with five NGOs. The project supports DoE’s efforts to operationalize the ECA concept at two main sites: Cox’s Bazaar (which includes three ECAs)within the biodiversity-rich coastal zone and Hakaluki haor at one of the largest inland freshwater wetlands.
Outputs

- Mobilization of communities towards ECA management
- Community-led Participatory Action Plan Development (PAPD), for formation of Village Conservation Groups (VCGs)
- Capacity building for the local institutions
- Development of community led urgent conservation measuresthroughconsultation process
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Livelihood, Empowerment and Agro-forestry (LEAF)

   
Donor SDC, Inter-Cooperation
Period 2004 - 2009
Location Jamalganj, Sunamganj Sadar

Goals and Objectives

Community empowerment through mobilization, training and accompaniment support, market linkage development
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Haor Unnoyon Nagorik Oykka (HUNO)

   
Donor SDC, ActionAid Bangladesh
Period 2002 - 2009
Location Establish Rights of Poor and Marginalized people, asset development, improve access to social services, especially basic education

Goals and Objectives

The overall goal of the project is to establish and demonstrate an innovative system for management of ECAs in Bangladesh
Brief description


Outputs


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Sea Turtle Conservation and Community Environmental Awareness

   
Donor Shell Bangladesh Exploration and Development BV (SBED) and its JV partners Cairn Energy PLC and Halliburton Inc.
Period 2001 - 2009
Location 4 Upazilas under 3 Districts

Goals and Objectives

To promote sustainable management of wetland ecosystems under multiple use regimes in Bangladesh.

Brief description

CNRS is working for sea turtle conservation in St. Martin’s islands, Shaparir dwip, Inanai, Moheshkhali and Kutubdia of Cox’s Bazar district.

Outputs - Sea turtle resource assessment
- Turtle conservation through in-situ and ex-situ activities
- Awareness-raising of sea turtle conservation and biology
- Nesting site survey and mapping
- Production of information pack on sea turtles in the form of reports, posters and booklets for wider dissemination among the stakeholders.
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Livelihood Right of Fishers

   
Donor Action Aid Bangladesh
Period
Location Matlab Uttar, Chadpur District

Goals and Objectives

Mobilizing and supporting fishers to cope with the government ban on jatka fishing
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Jatka Fishers Income Generation Program



Donor DoF, MACH, USAID
Period
Location Matlab Uttar, Chadpur District

Goals and Objectives

Supporting jatka fishers to diversify their income options, training and micro-credit
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Adaptive Learning Network for the wetland-based CBOs

   
Donor DFID/ Research into Use Project (RiUP)
Period
Location Kulaura, Baralekha, Jamalganj, Kalihati, Magura, Narail and Pakundia

Goals and Objectives

Supporting CBOs to form a greater alliance through networking with other CBOs in the country, training and linkage development
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Community Based Management of Tanguar Haor Program

   
Donor SDC, IUCN
Period
Location Tahirpur, Sunamgonj

Goals and Objectives

Awareness, ecological & social assessment, local institution at the village and UP levels, resource mapping, access by the poor fishers
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Building Adaptive Capacity to address climate change risks

   
Donor Oxfam, Hong Kong
Period
Location Tahirpur, Sunamgonj District

Goals and Objectives

Adaptive cropping trial to save farmers’ rice crops from flashfloods, health and education support to poor communities
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Local Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (LDRRF)

   
Donor CDMP, UNDP, MoFDM
Period
Location Tahirpur upazila of Sunamgonj district

Goals and Objectives

Community Risk Assessment (CRA) and Revised Resettlement Action Plan (RRAP), piloting disaster risk reduction interventions at local/UP level
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Community Based Fisheries Management 2 (CBFM2) follow-up

   
Donor DoF
Period
Location Jamalgonj, Baralekha, Pakundia, Kalihati, Magura and Narail

Goals and Objectives

Support to CBFM2 project organized CBOs in sustainable pro-poor fisheries/wetlands management and linkage development
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Development of Advocacy Strategy for Disaster Management in Bangladesh

   
Donor Concern Worldwide
Period
Location Haor areas, main river chars and coastal areas

Goals and Objectives

Develop a disaster Advocacy Strategy based on review of literatures and selected primary field data
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Support to Restoration of Fisheries Activities in two Cyclone Sidr Affected Districts

   
Donor FAO, UNDP
Period 2008
Location Coastal area of Patuakhlai and Barguna districts.

Goals and Objectives

Livelihood recovery of poor fishers
Brief description

The selection, orientation and mobilization of cyclone affected fishers and the ensuing formation of 341 fishers' groups (each with 5-6 members).  Each group was supplied Hilsha nets to recover their livelihoods.
Outputs


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Cyclone Affected Aquaculture RehabilitationProject (CAARP): Environmental Management of Coastal Aquaculture training

   
Donor USAID, WorldFish Centre
Period 2008
Location Coastal districts of Bangladesh

Goals and Objectives

To fully train NGO staff on environmental management of coastal aquaculture
Brief description

Designed, planned and conducted training on the environmental management of coastal aquaculture for 11 PNGO staff of CAARP project
Outputs


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Support to develop National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plans

   
Donor MoEF, DoE, DFID
Period 2007 - 2008
Location N/A

Goals and Objectives

The development of National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plans
Brief description

Support to MoEF, and Climate Change Cell to develop National Strategyand Actions Plans on climate change adaptation through holding workshops at national and international level
Outputs


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Adaptive farming in Haor area to reduce climate change impacts

   
Donor UNDP, DoE, DFID
Period 2007 - 2008
Location Jamalgonj upazila, Sunamgonj

Goals and Objectives

To demonstrate adaptive farming practices to farmers
Brief description

Working with the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) and Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) to show farmers that short duration rice varieties and alternative crops were able to avoid the risks posed by flashfloods in the haor area.
Outputs


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Management of Aquatic Ecosystem through Community Husbandry (MACH)

   
Donor USAID
Period Oct 1998 – Sept 2006
Location Hail haor in Sreemongal, Turag-Bangshi floodplain in Kaliakoir and Kangshaw-Malijhi floodplain in Sherpur.

Goals and Objectives

To promote environmentally sound management of wetland resources (fish, aquatic vegetation, other wetland products and water) for the sustainable supply of food to the poor of Bangladesh.

Brief Description

The project is being implemented by three local NGOs and includes awareness building of micro-credit and development of resource-based community organizations. CNRS plans, designs and implements all resource management interventions with the communities, including environmental awareness building activities. The MACH ‘community’ includes all of those people dependent either economically or nutritionally on the floodplain and its products.

Outputs - Natural resource management
- Project impact monitoring
- Organization of the wetland and watershed communities in to resource management groups
- Consensus building among the users and stakeholders towards conservation, protection and sustainable management of natural resources
- Internal program monitoring of biological and social impacts.
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Community Risk Assessment (CRA)

   
Donor UNDP, CDMP, DMB
Period 2006 - 2007
Location Two upazilas of Sunamgonj

Goals and Objectives

Developed participatory risk assessment profile with the direct involvement of the local people.
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Process Monitoring of Social Investment Program Project (SIPP)

   
Donor SDF, World Bank
Period 2004 - 2007
Location

Goals and Objectives

Process monitoring for infrastructural and social awarenessprogramactivities using various monitoring tools (Report Card, Wealth Ranking, observation, FGD, Case Studies)
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Empowerment Coastal Fishing Communities (ECFC)

   
Donor FAO, UNDP
Period 2003 - 2004
Location

Goals and Objectives

To mobilize coastal fisher communities’ awareness, conservation and enhancement of coastal resources and organize coastal communities for sustainable fisheries management
Brief description

As above
Outputs


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Natural Resource System Programme (NRSP): Better options for Integrated Floodplain Management (IFM)

   
Donor

DFID

Period May 2003 - Sept 2005
Location Charan floodplain of Kalihati Upazila in Tangail district and Goakhola floodplain in Narail district.

Goals and Objectives

To maximize joint benefits from fish and crops through adoption of an improved IFM strategy.
Brief description CNRS aims to promote the Integrated Floodplain Management (IFM) options among the wider floodplain stakeholders. This is being achieved byadaptive testing of IFM options: Cropping Pattern Management, Effort Control, Sluice Gate Management and Land Retirement. Afterwards, the project impacts are assessed and disseminated to wider audiences at various hierarchies including the policy stakeholders, intermediaries and practitioners through media channels.
Outputs
  • Strategies to improve resource use patterns in floodplains
  • Development of communications channels to allow community level decisions to influence national policy
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Community Based Fisheries Management Phase-2 (CBFM-2)

   
Donor

DFID, WorldFish center, DoF

Period Sept 2001 - Aug 2006
Location Hakaluki Haor under Moulvi Bazar district, Halir Haor under Sunamganj district, Pakundia under Kishoreganj district, Kalihati under Tangail district, Shalikha and Magura (S) under Magura district, Narail (S) under Narail district.

Goals and Objectives

To improve the livelihoods of poor people dependent on aquatic resources by developing, testing and assessing arrangements of user-based (community and group-based) fisheries' management across the diversity of inland fisheries in Bangladesh.

Brief description The project covers a total of 115 water bodies that include 38 rivers, 14 closedbeels, 28 open beels, 27 flood plains and 8 small beels to implement the following three CBFM approaches:
  • Fisher Managed Fisheries
  • Community based fisheries
  • Women managed/led fisheries
CNRS has been working in 47 water bodies in 6 different clusters where a total of 57 fisher groups with 1307 members, 43 Beel Management Committees (BMCs), 21 Resource Management Committees (RMCs) and 83 Village Committees (VCs) were formed. Moreover, CNRS has established 16 fish sanctuaries covering 5.85 ha land out of 920.97 ha water area.
Outputs

- Desiltation of degraded water bodies to facilitate fish migration
- Promotion of organic farming
- Participatory monitoring and evaluation
- Credit provision for Income Generating Activities (IGAs)
- Workshops demonstrating institutional capacity building
- Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping for endangered species
- Biological studies/research
- Development of methods to ensure community participation for sustainable management of aquatic floodplain resources.

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Environment Management Program (SEMP-2.2.1/A)

   
Donor UNDP
Period Oct 1998 - Dec 2005
Location Sunamgonj (Pangner haor and Sanuar haor) and Moulvibazar (Hakaluki Haor) districts

Goals and Objectives

To develop Policy and InstitutionsforParticipatory Eco-System Management; Community-based Environmental Sanitation; Advocacy & Awareness and Training & Education.

Brief description

SEMP supports the capacity of the community in the sustainable management of environmental resources.  It also strengthens the capacity of the public sector to develop new policy development frameworks in support of enhanced community participation, protection of the environment and sustainable management of the country’s environment & natural resources. SEMP targets resource user communities and stakeholders, particularly women, in eco-specific intervention areas. A community-based haor resources management component is being implemented by IUCN-Bangladesh in association with CNRS. The project includes natural resource management and awareness building activities with the participation of haor resource users and stakeholders at local levels.

Outputs - Differentawareness materials for the local communities and secondary stakeholders
- Socio-economic baseline survey reports
- Maps on haor resource usage pattern in the project sites
- Case studies
- Project-site profile development
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Conservation planning of Pallas's Fish Eagle

   
Donor Oriental Bird Club, UK
Period 2003 - 2004
Location Sunamgonj District

Goals and Objectives

To plan and build nesting towers for the conservation of the Pallas's Fish Eagle
Brief description

Mapping of eagle nests, threat analysis, peoples' perception onconservation of fish eagle and awareness building to protect the birds.
Outputs


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Community Based Wetland Management (CBWM)

   
Donor Ford Foundation, USA
Period Jan 1998 - Dec 2002
Location Tangail, Kishoregonj, Brahmanbaria and Sunamgonj.

Goals and Objectives

To develop a workable model for conservation and management of floodplain wetland resources through ecological processes, which the local communities can largely manage by themselves.

Brief description

The CBWM Programme emphasizes four major components:

  • Participatory Planning, Management and Monitoring
  • Restoration and enhancement of wetland ecosystems
  • Environmental education and information dissemination
  • Institution building.

Outputs

- Baseline socioeconomic and biophysical characterization of the project sites, which includes social, ecological and biological attributes
- Workable approaches to community-based conservation and management of wetland bio-diversity
- Guidelines for the Government, NGOs and communities on water-management practices for the sustainable use and protection of valuable wetland resources.

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PAPD on Fish Pass and Fish Friendly Structures management

   
Donor Fourth Fisheries Project and IUCN-Bangladesh
Period 2002
Location

Goals and Objectives

To suggest social and institutional arrangements for better operationand maintenance of fish passes/fish friendly structures.
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Opinion Survey: Fish Pass and Fish Friendly Structures

   
Donor Fourth Fisheries Project and DoF
Period 2002
Location

Goals and Objectives

Community opinion survey for the construction of Fish Pass and Fish Friendly Structures under the Fourth Fisheries Project in selected sites
Brief description

As Above
Outputs


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Learning and communication materials on Consensus Building for Management of Common Property Resources (CPRs)
   
Donor DFID
Period Feb 2000 - Mar 2001
Location Tangail and Narail districts.
Goals and Objectives

To develop participatory learning and communication materials on consensus building among multiple stakeholders in managing wetland CPRs.

Brief description

Develop participatory learning and communication materials on consensus building among multiple stakeholders in managing wetlands CPRs. The materials are based on previous projects supported by DFID and other donors in Bangladesh.

Outputs

A resource pack on participatory consensus building with illustration and simple texts for the use of the Government & NGO staff involved at the grass roots development activities relevant to wetland resources. The resource pack is prepared both in English and Bengali.

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Environmental Impact Monitoring of Rural Road Development

   
Donor CARE-Bangladesh
Period Nov 1996 - Oct 1999
Location 12 Upazilas under 7 districts
Goals and Objectives

To collect qualitative and quantitative data for the development of information on selected environmental components that are likely to be affected by IFFD schemes.

Brief description

The project activities were designed to provide inputs for policy options and modification of schemes to make future IFFD projects environmentally more sound and sustainable. A database onselected environmental parameters for future use by IFFD and other interested parties was also created.

Outputs - Selection of road alignments
- Selection of project impact area and monitoring sites
- Baseline and post-intervention monitoring of variables related to capture fisheries, agricultural resources and settlement assets.
- Site profile development of social, economic and environmental factors to monitor the environmental impact for rural road development
- Environmental impact report on fisheries and agriculture.
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Fishermen Community Survey

   
Donor Shell Bangladesh
Period 2001
Location 22 coastal upazilas of Feni, Chittagong and Cox's Bazar districts

Goals and Objectives

To identify, name, locate and map all the fisher villages in thetargetarea and to document the availability of fish species, use of equipment/crafts, sources of capital, marketing systems and threats to fishers.
Brief description

As above
Outputs


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Community Consensus on Sustainable Wetland Resources Management

   
Donor IUCN Netherlands
Period Sept 2001 - June 2002
Location Hakaluki Haor, Barlekha, Kulaura, Juri, Fenchuganj, Golapganj and Biani Bazar under Moulvi Bazar and Sylhet districts.
Goals and Objectives

To promote sustainable management of wetland ecosystems under multiple use regimes in Bangladesh.

Brief description

The broad objective of the project was to understand the wetland ecosystem, local communities, stakeholders and conceptualize problem management issues.

Outputs A comprehensive profile on the biological and socioeconomic characterization of the Hakaluki Haor wetland, based on biological and socioeconomic surveys. The profile includes all relevant natural resource databases, resource harvesting and management systems.
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Marine Resource and Hilsa Spawning Impact Assessment

   
Donor The Royal Netherlands Embassy
Period April 2000 - Dec 2000
Location Coastal area, Nijhum dwip, Noakhali
Goals and Objectives

To determine the contributions and extent of marine Hilsha spawning in the area and to estimate the depletion of marine resource

Brief description

CNRS has assessed the degree of dependency of the local community on the Hilsha fishery and likely impact on their livelihoods due to the proposed interventions.

Outputs

A socio-economic site profile and comprehensive report on hilsha fisheries of the area for the use of the concerned department and agencies including (Integrated Coastal Zone Management) ICZM officials.

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Conservation of Wetlands and Biodiversity through Generation of Environmental Awareness

   
Donor United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Period Mar 1999 - Aug 2000
Location 8 Upazilas under 6 districts
Goals and Objectives

To restore the swamp forest in haor areas. The main objective of the project to demonstrate the process of swamp forest restoration in haor area of Bangladesh

Brief description

Generation of environmental awareness among the resource users, school children and other stakeholders in the floodplain and coastal wetlands, the demonstration of sea turtle conservation in situ and ex situ in the coastal areas and the development of awareness materials.

Outputs

- In-situ and ex-situ sea turtle conservation
- Pilot swamp forest restoration program
- Awareness materials for various audiences
- Published various environmental awareness and educational materials for intermediaries and communities

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Participatory Biodiversity Conservation Planning in the South-central Coastal Area of Bangladesh

   
Donor Local Environmental Funds (LEF) and Royal Netherlands Embassy in Dhaka
Period Nov 1999- Oct 2000
Location Noakhali upazila under Noakhali district
Goals and Objectives To set a long-term biodiversity conservation plan of actions.
Brief description The project had the objectives to monitor ecological, biological and socioeconomic conditions.  A database was made on the coastal biodiversity; understanding existing resource utilization pattern and problems and constraints of production systems, publica wareness and long-term project development for coastal biodiversity conservation.
Outputs

A coastal site profile incorporating all biological and ecological attributes as well as socioeconomic activities of the coastal communities in the project site.

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Land Water Interface (LWI)

   
Donor DFID
Period March 1998 - Aug 1999
Location Kalihati and Upazilas under Tangail and Rajshahi Districts
Goals and Objectives

To develop an inventory on water resources to improve the understanding of the beels as well as the types and availability of other water resources

Brief description

The project also included activities that allowed the communities to conceptualize the social and economic factors that influence their resource use

Outputs - Household fish consumption monitoring
- Problem census
- Participatory floodplain management planning along with various stakeholders groups
- Fishing and fish consumption profiles.
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Seasonal Surveys on socioeconomic, livelihood and flood vulnerability

   
Donor CARE-Bangladesh
Period Oct 1998- Sept 1999
Location Two upazilas under two districts
Goals and Objectives

To conduct socio-economic and flood vulnerability surveys in two flood-prone areas for the Food Proofing Project.

Brief description As above
Outputs

Baseline and seasonal profiles based on the survey findings that incorporate all the relevant data regarding the issues of socioeconomic and flood vulnerability of char lands of project sites.

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Baseline Socio-economic and flood vulnerability Survey

   
Donor CARE-Bangladesh
Period Feb 1997- Nov 1998
Location Char lands in Kurigram and haor of Netrokona district
Goals and Objectives

To conduct baseline socio-economic and flood vulnerability survey in two selected flood-prone areas of Bangladesh.

Brief description Conducted baseline socio-economic and flood vulnerability survey in two selected flood-prone areas of the country
Outputs

- Baseline socioeconomic profile of the project sites
- Household census survey
- Questionnaires and FGD checklist sessions
- Case studies

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Resource Inventory

   
Donor CIDA
Period 1996 - 1997
Location Magura and Mirjapur

Goals and Objectives

To compile an inventory of resources given out as part of the ADI project
Brief description

Conducted a "Resource Inventory" in the project villages (ADI) working area
Outputs


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Community-based Fisheries Management and Habitat Restoration

   
Donor Ford Foundation, USA
Period July 1994 - Dec 1997
Location 4 upazilas under 4 districts
Goals and Objectives To develop alternative methods for increasing floodplain fisheries production.
Brief description

As Above

Outputs

- A concept of environmentally sustainable aquatic resource management with the active participation of local communities.
- Site profile reports
- Results of fish habitat restoration

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Environmental Monitoring Design

   
Donor CARE- Bangladesh
Period May 1996 - June 1996
Location Dhaka
Goals and Objectives

To develop an environmental monitoring system for the Integrated Food for Development (IFFD) Program run by CARE-Bangladesh

Brief description An environmental impact monitoring process was developed to assess the environmental impact of rural roads, constructed by CARE Bangladesh, on nearby natural resource reservoirs such as beels, haors and rivers.
Outputs

- An environmental monitoring process, including monitoring forms for impact monitoring study of the rural road improvement schemes
- A protocol for environmental monitoring for CARE-Bangladesh

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Fish Biodiversity Study

   
Donor Biodiversity Support Program (BSP), USA
Period 1993 - 1994
Location Jamuna River Floodplain under Tangail District

Goals and Objectives

To understand the ichthyodiversity and fishing arrangements in two selected wetlands in the Jamuna River Floodplain under Tangail District
Brief description

Conducted a year-long study on the ichthyodiversity and fishing arrangements in the two selected wetlands
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CNRS is registered with NGO Affairs Bureau of People’s Republic of Bangladesh vide No. 841 dated 6 July 1994 (under the Foreign Donations Regulation Ordinance 1978) and also registered with the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860 (No. S-2463 (56)/2000) dated on 13 September 2000.