November 2010

Award

Omidyar Network & Ashoka’s Changemakers Announce Semi-Finalists in Property Rights Challenge
Community Voting Opens Today to Determine Finalists
Washington DC and Redwood City, CA, December 8, 2010—Omidyar Network and Ashoka’s Changemakers today announced the semi-finalists in the competition: Property Rights: Identity, Dignity & Opportunity for All. 19 semi-finalists from 9 countries have been selected for their efforts to improve the lives of the poor and transform communities through secure rights to land. (List of Semi Finalists is annexed)
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Office move

The FHRC Bangladesh office moved to improved premises at House 107 Mosque Road, Banani DOHS, Dhaka, Bangladesh

September 2010

Visit to UK under INSPIRE supported project

In late September partners from Bangladesh Agricultural University and Independent University Bangladesh visited Middlesex University to plan out activities for the project, discuss arrangements for student and staff exchange visits and research, and to deliver a seminar.

Members of the INSPIRE supported team visiting the Thames Barrier

September 2010

Role of floodplain community based organizations in coping with risk

This project supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and undertaken with Society for Water Resources Management and NICE Foundation as partners, got underway.

June 2010

Paper presented in CAPRi workshop in Cambodia

Paul Thompson attended a workshop on on Collective Action, Property Rights, and Conflict in Natural Resources Management in Siem Reap, Cambodia and presented a paper on Natural resource conflicts and community organizations in Bangladesh.

March 2010

Farmer Voice award

In recognition of the adaptive learning network approach FHRC Bangladesh office received a “Farmer Voice” Award from the ALINe programme through a judging panel that included Stephen Muchiri (Chief Executive of the East African Farmers Federation) and Professor Robert Chambers (Institute of Development Studies, UK), who were very impressed by the way the approach brings together 250 community-based organizations managing floodplains in Bangladesh.

March 2010

Workshops of Adaptive Learning Networks project

A final dissemination workshop was held for this project where the findings were presented from three years of action research with a network of community based organisations (CBO). Immediately before the CBO federation (Society for Water Resources Management) held its first annual general meeting. In these events issues regarding secure access to waterbodies were raised by the CBOs with the Ministry of Land, and


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