Striving for building social-ecological resilience
Conserving nature for benefiting people
Conserving nature for benefiting people
Natural Resource Management (NRM), Environment and Water
Projects under this thematic area are involved with forests, wetlands, coastal zones, etc. They focus on biodiversity conservation, habitat restoration, creation of critical habitats for biodiversity, ensuring the availability of water for humans and nature, waste management, and so on. In most cases, NRM projects have components on Livelihood, Climate Change, DRR, etc. An example of an NRM project would be “Protibesh.”
Livelihood and Job Creation
This theme unites projects that primarily assist the promotion of sustainable livelihood, the provision of opportunity for alternative livelihood options, higher income, creation of employment, access to financial capital, etc. Projects like GCA/SMEP and livelihood supported by microcredit activity are some of the projects that have an emphasis on livelihood and falls under the category too.
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
Projects that fall under this thematic area primarily focus on food production, agriculture, and nutrition. For example, the Suchana project mainly focuses on nutrition. The HFMLIP-LGED project works on both capture fisheries management and aquaculture while the HFMLIP-BWDB project deals with horticulture, rice, and wheat in relation with CC and DRR. Food security and diversity are highly important agendas of projects within this thematic area.
Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
Projects that fall under this thematic area primarily focus on food production, agriculture, and nutrition. For example, the Suchana project mainly focuses on nutrition. The HFMLIP-LGED project works on both capture fisheries management and aquaculture while the HFMLIP-BWDB project deals with horticulture, rice, and wheat in relation with CC and DRR. Food security and diversityare highly important agendas of projects within this thematic area.
Projects under this thematic area are involved with protecting water bodies and ensuring a safe supply of water for communities. They focus on pond excavation, beel excavation, canal re-excavation, improving water connectivity, and so on. In most cases, NRM projects have components on Livelihood, Climate Change, DRR, etc. An example of a project that focuses on Water Management is the “Governance for Coastal Resilience” (G4CR) project.
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WASH and health are crosscutting in many projects of CNRS. One of the prime focus of Suchana project is WASH (e.g. behavior change communication on personal hygiene) and Health (formation of community support group for safe transfer of pregnant women to hospitals, awareness on 5 dangers).
Diversity & Governance
Projects/activities aimed at influencing institutional and regulatory procedures in order to encourage good governance, defend citizens’ rights, gender equality, and resource management that benefits the poor (viz. local governance). Programs that attempt to influence policy and practices for the improvement of constituents fits in nicely with this theme, as does HAP’s (Haor Advocacy Platform), which works to allocate public resources for Haor.
Monitoring, Research, and Studies
Projects under this thematic area focus on preparing short-term surveys and studies which are commissioned by various clients, i.e., capacity assessment of co-management bodies or KAP. CNRS also supports Master’s, M.Phil., and PhD students and interns from Canada’s Manitoba University, BRAC University, and North South University to carry out their field researches in CNRS’ project sites. Under this theme, M&E is also included, viz. Process Monitoring of SDF, and IC activities.
Read about our highlights, case stories and news
In the reporting period, CNRS started a new waste management project at Kanchan-1 Drilling Site, Maheshkhali, Cox’s Bazar, with the support of Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation.
Installed Bacterial waste water treatment plant in Kutupalong Camp
Water pollution in Rohingya Refugee settlement camps are a major health concern as well as increases damages on ecosystems
Multipurpose center in Tahirpur, Sunamganj
Words from our Climate expert and Executive Director
"I am wholeheartedly grateful to all the change-makers of CNRS working at different levels"
CNRS would not have been able to reach its goal without the effort of these change-makers. The CNRS family is also thankful to all the development partners for upholding their trust in CNRS. In this reporting year, we have implemented a total of 31 projects, which cut across all the thematic areas of CNRS. Our sense of urgency is always motivating us to avoid any kind of procrastination without being complacent. We are, indeed, content to inform our development partners and stakeholders that we have achieved most of our targets of the reporting year, which gives us utmost satisfaction. In the entirety of the reporting year, we face and overcame the outbreak of Covid-19 crisis, which had been the prime challenge of the year. By complying with the directives of the Bangladesh Government, CNRS prepared an operational modality during the Covid-19 pandemic and persisted with its organizational activities by following this operational modality. Staff members of CNRS donated one day’s salary to support people who were struggling to cope with the pandemic. It is worth mentioning that under two Covid-19 response projects, CNRS provided emergency response support to people affected for Covid-19 pandemic. We also provided cash for work support to both Rohingya and host communities through WFP and UNHCR supported projects. I believe the key ingredients for our success, are the resolute guidance from our EC and general body, the continual support of development partners and the sincere participation of the project participants and their firm effort to thrive for success. I take this opportunity to thank you all.
Dr. M Mokhlesur Rahman
Executive Director, CNRS
Offices across Bangladesh
Projects implemented till date
Present working districts of Bangladesh