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Projects

Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK) has been implementing various development programmes and projects by the funding supports of national, international level donors and partners since its establishment. At the outset, it successfully implemented numbers of emergency responses and others social development initiatives till 1991. During in 1991, GUK undertook Integrated Community Development Programme (ICDP) by the supports of Oxfam former Oxfam-UK for 2 years. Thereafter the project continued for more 6 years renaming as Integrated Community Development towards Women Empowerment till 1997. After that another programme started for the development poor char people namely River Basin Programme (RBP) by the side of ICDP. Consequently organization has been successfully implemented series of development projects and programmes with the support of different donors and partners.

Ongoing projects:

Sl. No. Project Title Donors Location Major Activities
District Sub-district
1. Basic Literacy  (64 districts) Ministry of Primary & Mass Education, GoB Gaibandha Gobindaganj & Sundarganj Basic education for adults
2. Development Package Service for VGD card holder women Department of Women Affairs, GoB Gaibandha Sadullapur Provide training on social awareness, life-skills and income generating activities.
3. Skill for Employment Investment Programme (SEIP) Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) Trainings are conducted at GUK training centre, Gaibandha but participants come from different districts of all over Bangladesh. Skill development training for youths, job placement and creating employment opportunities.
4. Community Engagement in GBV response and prevention in Cox’s Bazar for Rohingya and host community UNFPA Cox’s Bazar Ukhia & Teknaf Awareness building on GBV in both Rohingya and host community.
5. Women Led Community Centre UNFPA & WFP Cox’s Bazar Ukhia & Teknaf -Construction of Women-Led Community Centres.

-Self-help group formation of host and Rohingya community women & girls.

-Provide Life-skills and Vocational training to host and Rohingya community women & girls.

-Men and boys group formation and conduct awareness sessions on GBV

6. Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New Opportunities (SWAPNO) UNDP Gaibandha Saghata & Fulchari Ø  Livelihood-skill training and apprenticeship trainings;

Ø  Connecting women beneficiaries for formal sector employment;

Ø  Involve women with income generating activities;

Ø  Assist UP to identify community driven and disaster/climate adoptive public assets and establish close working partnership with the Local Government Initiative Climate Change (LoGIC);

Ø  Organize training for women beneficiaries on different life skills management;

Ø  Creating linkages with service providers, microfinance institutions, including other initiatives of the Government at the UP level;

Ø  Assisting Union Parishads in the identification of service delivery block grant schemes that provide services essential for project beneficiaries’ livelihood activities and family wellbeing,

7. Emergency Cash Assistance for Flood Affected People  in Gaibandha district WFP Gaibandha Gaibandha Sadar, Saghata, Sundarganj & Fulchari Unconditional cash grant for flood affected families
8. Strengthening Access to Multi-Sectoral Public Services for GBV Survivors in Bangladesh (ASTHA) UNFPA & ASK Bogura Bogra Sadar, Sonatola & Nandigram Awareness raising on GBV, early marriage, establish Women Help Desk at Police Station and Court premises, support GVB survivors.
9. Trans boundary River for Our Sustainable Advancement (TROSA) Oxfam Kurigram Rowmari Group formation, Prepare contingency planning at community level; Formation different committee at community level; Memorandum submission; Massages dissemination through Rickshaw plate; School campaign; Established multi stakeholder forum at Upazila level; advocacy workshop; Campaign for influence public and private policy; Provide different IGA;
10. Resilience though Economic Empowerment, Climate Adaptation, Leadership and Learning- REE-CALL-2021 Oxfam-GB Kurigram Rowmari & Rajibpur CBOs formation and their capacity building, women empowerment, awareness & motivation, WASH support, disaster risk reduction activities, Leadership building, value chain & market linkage.
11. “Right to Education Achieved for Children from Families Living in Ultra-Poverty and Marginalized Communities” (Reach Up), NETZ-Germany Gaibandha, Gaibandha Sadar, Sundarganj, Saghata, Fulchari, -Operation of pre-primary, Non-formal primary and formal primary schools

-support for quality enhancement in government primary school.

Nilphamari, Domor
Panchgarh Debiganj
Kustia Khoksha
12. Strengthening Civil Society and Public Institutions to Build Community Resilience to Adopt Climate Change Manusher Jonno Foundation Gaibandha Gaibandha Sadar &  Fulchari Building awareness and community partnership/engagement with other stakeholders, capacity building on different selected economic  activities, social mobilization, economic opportunity creation, information dissemination, partnership/networking/alliance building, policy advocacy.
13. Youth Empowerment for Economic Emancipation and Social Cohesion (YES) Manusher Jonno Foundation Gaibandha Gaibandha Sadar, Saghata & Palashbari Youth development and social cohesion
14. Empowering Small holders to Strengthen Local Democratic Governance (KHAMATAYAN) Christian Aid Gaibandha, Gaibadnaha Sadar, Capacity building of farmers group, awareness raising, market linkage, advocacy.
Kurigram Saghata, Fulchari, Gobindaganj, Sundargonj, Rowmari & Rajibpur
15. Promoting Rights of Teen-aged Girls to Improve their Access to Economic Activities (PROTIVA) ICCO Cooperation Gaibandha Gobindaganj & Saghata Proving skills development training to young girls on readymade garments and job placement
16. Strengthening Community Resilience through Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Management (DiDRM) in Urban and Rural areas in Bangladesh CBM-CDD Gaibandha Sundraganj Capacity building, awareness, Disaster RISK Reduction, IGA training & asset support, treatment & assistive device support, construction of cluster village, creating disable friendly household, school  and union parishad.
17. Socio Economic Empowerment with Dignity and Sustainability (SEEDS) STROMME Foundation Gaibandha Gaibandha Sadar, Fulchari & Gobindaganj Youth development, livelihoods, education
18. Strengthening Partnership Convening & Convincing (SPCC)-Pathway-3 HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Gaibandha Palashbari & Sundarganj Advocacy and lobby for the entitlements of smallholder farmers
19. Strengthening Democracy by Promoting Human Rights Culture in Bangladesh’ Ain O Shalish Kendra (ASK) Gaibandha Gaibandha Sadar Strengthen capacity of CBOs, legal aid support, awareness raising on human rights.
20. School Children Milking Program BSRM (Private Sector) Gaibandha Gaibandha Sadar Provide cow milk for school children on daily basis
21. Food Assistance for Displaced Myanmar Nationals (Voucher Modality) ICCO Cooperation Cox’s Bazar Ukhia Food assistance for Rohingya and affected host community
22. Ensuring Resilience of Flood Affected People of Char Areas of Gaibandha Project Christian Aid Gaibandha Fulchari Establish cluster village
23. Early recovery efforts to meet the immediate basic needs of monsoon flood affected people in the North-West areas of Bangladesh Oxfam Kurigram Rowmari & Chilmari Unconditional cash distribution for flood affected peoples
24. Humanitarian assistance in flood affected areas in Gaibandha and Kurigram ICCO Cooperation Gaibandha and Gaibandha Sadar, Unconditional cash grant for food & non-food item flood affected families
Kurigram Fulchari, Rowmari
25. Supporting flood Affected people in Kurigram district TESCO International Sourcing Limited Kurigram Rajibpur Food & non-food item distribution among flood affected families
26. Emergency support for flood affected people in Gaibandha district Start Fund Bangladesh Gaibandha Fulchari Ø  Unconditional cash and hygiene kits distribution for flood affected families;
27. Provision of improved WASH services for the flood affected people in Kurigram and Gaibanda districts of Bangladesh UNICEF Gaibandha Gaibandha sadar, Fulchari Ø  Construction of temporary emergency  water points (Deep Tube wells) – including water quality test;

Ø  Rehabilitation of dysfunctional water points (Raised Platform etc);

Ø  Construction of temporary emergency latrines;

Ø  Construction of temporary disability/elderly friendly emergency latrines;

Ø  Construction of bathing cubicles for affected women and adolescent girls;

Ø  Awareness raising regarding key hygiene behavior including MHM;

Ø  Distribution and installation of hand washing facilities;

Kurigram Kurigram sadar, Chilmari
28. Development and Delivery of Biofortified Crops International Potato Centre (CIP) Ø

Last 5 Years Projects

01 Disaster Risk Reduction & Livelihood
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Oxfam-GB 1,41,05,989
02 River Basin Programme (RBP)
Gaibandha Oxfam-GB 77,59,833
03 Community Mobilization to End Violence against Women
Gaibandha District Oxfam-GB 72,42,819
04 Raising Peoples voice for comprehensive  Agrarian Reform Programme and Climate Justice in Char Area
Gaibandha Oxfam-GB 65,10,680
05 Food Security Response Initiatives and Efforts for floods in North-Western Districts-2012 (FRIENDS)
Gaibandha Fulchari Upazila Oxfam-GB 2,39,22,420
06 Early Recovery Efforts to Flood Affected people to meet their Immediate Basic Needs
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila Oxfam-GB 3,67,23,968
07 Poverty Reduction through Improving Diversified Employment-PRIDE
Gaibandha Sadar and Fulchari Upazila OXFAM-NOVIB 16,25,94,117
08 Resilience though Economic Empowerment Climate Adaption Leadership and Learning-RESOLVE
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila OXFAM-NOVIB 1,72,81,300
09 Local Innovation for Food Security and Entrepreneurship Project (LIFE)
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila OXFAM-NOVIB 42,00,000
10 Quality Primary Education for Children from Extreme Poor Households In Bangladesh
Gaibandha NEZT, Partnership for Development and Justice 2,26,99,499
11 Quality Primary Education for Children from Extreme Poor Households on Remote River Islands In North- West Bangladesh
Gaibandha NEZT, Partnership for Development and Justice 2,24,47,092
12 Dissemination of Improved Cook Stoves
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila NEZT, German 4,00,000
13 River Erosion Project
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila Practical Action 85,00,000
14 Election day Monitoring , voter and civic Education
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila The Asia Foundation 60,20,170
15 National Initiative and Response to Advance Public Order for Development-(NIRAPOD)/Community Based Placing Project
Kurigram Roumari and Rajibpur Upazla The Asia Foundation 1,31,90,736
16 Microinsurance Mutual Entite-MIME
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila INAFI-Bangladesh 43,39,200
17 Promoting WEMAN in Bangladesh and Gender & HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila INAFI-Bangladesh 96,500
18 Stitching Liliane Fonds
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila Liliance Fonds 14,00,000
19 Facilitation the Changes in Water and Sanitation Behavior of People in Gaibandha
Gaibandha Max Fundation 42,17,349
20 Micro -Credit Research Project (MCRP)
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila IED/JAPAN 15,00,000
21 Swisscontact Bangladesh (M4C)
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila DFID 6,65,600
22 Enabling people with disabilities so that can achieve equal opportunity and full participation in national development (LCI)
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila Centre for Disability in Development 35,00,000
23 Promoting Rights for Person with Disabilities-PRPD
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila Centre for Disability in Development 18,98,510
24 Proximity service for a full participation of people with Disabilities in all spheres of life
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila Centre for Disability in Development 5,00,000
25 Mainstreaming disability issues in disaster risk reduction at 6 Wards of Gaibandha
Gaibandha Sundorjani Upazila Centre for Disability in Development 75,24,700
26 Community for learning Information, Communication and Knowledge (CLICK)
Gaibandha D-Net 10,00,000
27 Improving people through improved access to information on governance and human right project
Gaibandha D-Net 15,00,000
28 Promoting Info-Lady for Building Inclusive information and knowledge System
Gaibandha D-Net 7,35,667
29 Reducing Extreme Poor by Skill Development on Garment
Gaibandha Shiree/DFID 2,04,45,426
30 Early Recovery Support to Flood Victims in North West Bangladesh
Christian Aid 2,97,09,540
31 Emergency Response for flood affected people of Gaibandha 2014
Gaibandha Gaibandha Sadar, Fulchari & Sundargonj Upazila Christian Aid 38,40,000
32 Vulnerable Group Development for Ultra Poor Project-VGDUP-Kurigram
Kurigram Roumari & Rajibpur Upazla European Commission 21,28,62,410
33 Gaibandha Food Security Project for Ultra Poor Women
Gaibandha European Commission 31,79,50,941
34 Advocacy for Poors Access to the Local Public Health Services
Gaibandha European Commission 1,50,99,823
35 Promoting rights through community action improved access to inclusive education for with disabilities
Nilphamari European Commission 5,90,56,424
36 Oxfam Humanitarian Capacity Building Project (OHCB)
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Kurigram 1.Rajibpur
2.Rowmari
Oxfam
37 Resilience Improvement of Vulnerable Extreme Riparian-(RIVER)
Gaibandha 1. Fulchari 1,500 Christian Aid 71,95,537
38 Community Driven Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction(CDDiDRR)
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha 1. Sundarganj
2. Fulchari
429 CBM-CDD 1,64,11,946.00
39 Ultra Poverty Reduction (Chars Research Project)
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha 1.Gaibandha Sadar
2.Shaghata
3.Fulchari
4.Sundarganj
1800 IDE/JAPAN 45,64,760
Kurigram 1.Rajibpur
2.Rowmari
40 Climate Adaptation for char Island people (CACP)
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Kurigram 1.Rajibpur
2.Rowmari
6,000 PKSF 86,19,786
41 Structural Alleviation of Poverty and Marginalisation in The Poorest Regions Bangladesh (SAHOSH)
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Sundargonj 6,224 NETZ Bangladesh
42 Inclusive Economic Development Through Integrated food Production and Income Security (IED)
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Fulchari 1,500 Christian Aid
43 E-Commerce based Business Solution for Poor Producers in Rural Bangladesh
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha 1.Gaibandha Sadar
2.Shaghata
3.Fulchari4.Sundarganj
5.Sadullapur
6.Palasbari
7.Gobindaganj
 5000 Christian Aid 66,86,750.00
44 Strengthening Capacity and Networking of NSAs  and SAs on Disabilities (SCANED)
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
200 CDD
45 Enhancing Governance & Capacity of Service Providers and Civil Society in Water Supply and Sanitation Sector
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Fulchari 274,958 NGO Forum for Public Health
46 Community Based Rehabilitation for Persons with Disabilities Following Rana Plaza Collapse in Bangladesh
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Fulchari, Gaibandha Sadar, Sadullapur 50 Handicap International
47 Inclusive Protection and Empowerment Project for Children with Disabilities (IPEP)
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Gaibandha Sadar, Shaghata 250 SAVE THE CHILDREN 5,54,000.00
48 Early Recovery Facility (ERF)
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Kurigram Chilmari UNDP
49 North West Flash Flood Emergency Response for WASH & Nutrition
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Fulchari, Gaibandha Sadar UNICEF
50 UN joint Programme on Support for North West Bangladesh Floods (WASH, Food Security & Nutrition)
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
GaibandhaKurigram Gaibandha: Fulchari, Kurigram: Chilmari, Kurigram Sadar, Fulbari 11571 UNICEF 3,44,81,016.00
51 UN joint Programme on Support for North West Bangladesh Floods (WASH, Food Security & Nutrition)
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Gaibandha Sadar, Fulchari 1220 WFP
52 Creating Opportunities for Deprived Poor People through Technical Education and Health Services
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Fulchari, Gaibandha Sadar, Sadullapur 170 TESCO International Sourcing
53 Emergency Food Security Cash Assistance for the Worst Flood Affected Households 2017
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Fulchari & Saghata 2521 WFP
54 ‘Strengthen Women-Led Climate Resilience DRM for Inclusive Development through Adaptive Agricultural Technology (SCR-DRIMAT)’
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Christian-Aid
55 Emergency Food Support for Flood Affected People in Gaibandha
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha 5038 WFP 444,875
56 Emergency Relief Support 2017
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Gaibandha Sadar, Sundarganj 2300 ICCO CORPORATION
57 Emergency Assistance for 2017 Flood Victims in Kurigram district
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Kurigram Kurigram, Chilmari, Ulipur  1000 Oxfam-GB
58 Emergency Support for 2017 Flood Victims
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Fulchari 300 TESCO International Sourcing
59 Provision of Life Saving WASH, Child Protection & Emergency Education Services to the Flood Affected People in Dinajpur District of Bangladesh
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Dinajpur Dinajpur Sadar, Birganj, Birol 55000 UNICEF
60 Food Assistance in North West Flood-2017
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Gabindagonj, Fulchari WFP
61 China-UNDP Bangladesh Emergency Response Initiative For August Flood In 2017 Shelter Support Assistance
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha & Kurigram Gaibandha Sadar, Fulchari, Saghata & Kurigram Sadar, Ulipur, Chilmari  7500 UNDP
62 Recovery of WASH, Child protection & Infrastructure while strengthenting emergency preparedness skill in flood-affected areas.
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha

Dinajpur

Fulchari & Birol  26000 UNICEF
63 Micro-credit for Share-Croppers (Credit for Farming)- Research project
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
IDE/JAPAN
64 Shifting the Power
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Gaibandha Gaibandha Sadar, Sundorgonj Christian-Aid 58,00,000
65 Emergency Assistance to the UMNs in Bangladesh
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Cox’s Bazar Ukhia Christian Aid
66 Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness and Response (SHPR)
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Cox’s Bazar Ukhia Christian Aid
67 GUK people fleeing Myanmar (DEC)
Location Target Family Supported by Total Value (BDT)
District Upazila (Sub-district)
Cox’s Bazar Ukhia Christian Aid 82,37,718.00