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RDRS Bangladesh has been working for rural development by empowering the rural poor in northwest Bangladesh for over 38 years. RDRS was formally established as the Bangladesh field programme of the Geneva-based Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service (LWF/DWS) on 8 February 1972 to provide relief, rehabilitation and development assistance to the war-affected people in northwest Bangladesh. The Koch Bihar Refugee Service (CBRS), which assisted thousands of people fleeing from war-ravaged Rangpur-Dinajpur region to adjoining Koch Behar in India during War of Liberation in 1971, is the forerunner of RDRS About RDRS Bangladesh RDRS Bangladesh has been working for rural development by empowering the rural poor in northwest Bangladesh for over 38 years. RDRS was formally established as the Bangladesh field programme of the Geneva-based Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service (LWF/DWS) on 8 February 1972 to provide relief, rehabilitation and development assistance to the war-affected people in northwest Bangladesh. The Koch Bihar Refugee Service (CBRS), which assisted thousands of people fleeing from war-ravaged Rangpur-Dinajpur region to adjoining Koch Behar in India during War of Liberation in 1971, is the forerunner of RDRS. Legal Status Registered under: NGO Affairs Bureau Registration Number: 003 Registration Date: 22 April 1981 and renewed on 17 May 2010 Vision and Mission The rural poor and marginalized achieve meaningful political, social and economic empowerment, quality of life, justice and a sustainable environment through their individual and collective efforts. RDRS works with the rural poor and their organisations in order to establish and claim their rights as citizens; to build their capacity and confidence to advance their empowerment; and resilience to withstand adversity; and to promote good governance among local institutions and improved access by the marginalized to opportunities, resources and services necessary to fulfil decent lives. Some Important Moves of RDRS Over the 40 years, four broad states are identified in the development of the RDRS programme: Relief and Rehabilitation: 1972-1975 (Emergency response; Physical rehabilitation) Sectoral Development: 1975-1985 (Key sectoral specialism; Research and development phase) Comprehensive Development: 1985-2005 (Community based Federations; Microfinance programme) Comprehensive Development with Right-based Approach: 2005-onwards (Partnership with GO/NGOs; Access to resources and services) Mainstream Programmes and Priorities The RDRS strategy is operationalized through the vehicle of four mainstream programmes which translate broad strategic aims into themes (or sectors) as the basis for specific development interventions. Some themes apply across several programmes and, where possible efforts are made to ensure these are complementary. The mainstream programmes and their thematic priorities are: Civil Empowerment Priority 1: Active Citizens, Civil Society and Justice  Empowerment of citizens, CBOs, CSOs  Accountable local governance  Gender equality & women’s empowerment  Action against domestic violence, trafficking/kidnapping and injustice  Enhancing awareness and skills Quality of Life (Health, Education) Priority 2: Quality of Life  Communicable disease and reproductive health including HIV/AIDS  Safe water, sanitation and hygiene  Access to basic health care  Quality education for children, adolescents Natural Resources and Environment Priority 3: Food, Environment & Disaster resilience  Climate change adaptation and mitigation  Disaster risk & vulnerability reduction  Food security & sovereignty  Access to livelihood resources, skills and technologies Economic Empowerment Priority 4: Economic Empowerment  Access to financial services  Enterprise and market linkages  Reduction of seasonal unemployment and hunger (impact of monga) Management and Staff RDRS is governed by a Board of Trustees comprising leading actors from the humanitarian sector in Bangladesh. Its programmes run by a Management Committee consisted of 9 senior staff members. Development Partners RDRS programme is supported by longstanding core partners including Church of Sweden; Finn Church Aid, Finland; Norwegian Church Aid, Norway; DanChurchAid, Denmark; ICCO & Kerk in Actie, The Netherlands; CORDAID, The Netherlands; Stromme Foundation, Norway; BftW, Germany; and ELCA, America. RDRS also implements a range of different partnership and bilateral projects – based upon its core programme with support from bilateral/multilateral agencies including Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; DFID; Save the Children, PKSF Bangladesh; The Asia Foundation, ADB; WFP; UNDP; UNESCO; USAID; EC; WaterAid Bangladesh; Kik Textilien, and Practical Action, Bangladesh. RDRS Working Area and Population Working Area: 22,161 sq. Km Other Participants Districts: 16 Participants in health programme: 144,000 Upazila: 74 Children in Education Programme: 68,000 Unions: 534 Other clients/beneficiaries: 289,658 Population of RDRS area: 21 million Facilities Total Groups: 16,525 Head Office: Dhaka Participant Households: 410,000 Central Coordination Office: Rangpur Programme Participants: 2.25 million Research Centre: NBI, Rangpur Training Centres: 11, Staff: 2,904, Volunteers: 734

Established in 1972 to assist with relief and rehabilitation of greater Rangpur-Dinajpur region immediately following the War of Independence of Bangladesh in 1971, the RDRS program evolved into a sectoral then comprehensive effort. Formerly the Bangladesh field program of the Geneva-based Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service, RDRS became a national development organization in 1997.


 

Contact 1:
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অতিরিক্ত জেলা প্রশাসক (সার্বিক)
01712470672
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Contact 2:
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সহকারী কমিশনার
01791533277
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Contact 3:
K M Rashedul Arefeen
Programme Coordinator
RDRS BANGLADESH
01730328044