Urban Dialogue 2014
Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh organized Urban Dialogue 2014 on September 10, 2014 jointly with the World Vision Bangladesh and the Islamic Relief Bangladesh at the Spectra Convention Centre, Gulshan 1, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 107 high and mid level officials from various NGO, INGOs, CWC and Government participated at the dialogue for experience sharing and leaning. The objective of the Urban Dialogue 2014 was “To foster sound relationships between service providers and urban slum communities to ensure cooperation in providing and maintaining required public services in an effort to transform the community into a well-organized, safe and healthy settlement.” Adv. Nurjahan Begum Mukta MP, Member, Parliamentary Standing committee on Housing and Public Works Ministry and Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Representative of UN Habitat in Bangladesh were present as special guests in Urban Dialogue 2014. Mr. John Armstrong, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh presided over the Urban Dialogue 2014.
Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh, a branch of HFH International, was established in 1999. It currently operates in 7 locations across the country, aiming to break the cycle of poverty that comes with poorly-constructed homes in Bangladesh. HFH Bangladesh has found that improved shelter conditions, especially through a participatory approach in which the household takes a strong role in the improvements, has tangible community, environmental and health-related benefits.
Bamboo rendering technology training
HFH Bangladesh successfully completed two days “Bamboo rendering technology training” August 6 & 7, 2014 at Ashashuni and Kaliganj upazilas of Satkhira district. The local masons, carpenters, labors, local Govt. representatives, elite persons, VDMC members, and Partner NGO’s staff as well as HFHB staffs were present at the training. Total 50 participants were present in two days sessions. A practical demonstration was organized for better understanding about bamboo rendering house construction.
After this training the participants will be able to build disaster resilient houses in the community. The training included: Use of construction materials for Bamboo rendering house; Construction technique, house design and estimation; Bamboo cultivation process; Bamboo treatment process