Participation in Open Budget Meeting | © Helvetas
Bangladesh

Supporting Representation and Leadership of Women in Local Governance

Helvetas facilitates women’s political empowerment  in local governance processes. The Aparajita project enhances the capacities of elected and potential women representatives, facilitating space for inclusion of disadvantaged women, and engaging with male community elites, political party leaders and local government representatives.
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Publications

Annual reports, thematic publications and a lot more

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is of a just world in which all men and women determine the course of their lives in dignity and security, using environmental resources in a sustainable manner.

About the Helvetas country program in Bangladesh

Helvetas Bangladesh is part of a network of independent development organizations. With head offices in Switzerland, Germany and the USA, Helvetas is working in 29 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We bring about real change in the lives of over three million disadvantaged people every year. We implement development projects in the areas of water and sanitation, agriculture and nutrition, education, economic development, democracy and peace, and climate and the environment. Helvetas also provides emergency response after disasters.

Projects in Bangladesh

Our topics in Bangladesh

© Helvetas / Narendra Shrestha

Private Sector Development

Economic growth does not always benefit the poor and poverty is bad for growth. We need to make a proactive effort to break this vicious cycle.
© Helvetas / Simon B. Opladen

WASH & Water Governance

The most vulnerable communities of the world suffer from dirty water. Every year, we support up to 500,000 people in getting access to clean drinking water and sanitary facilities.

Climate & Disaster Resilience

Every year, we support over 1,000,000 people in adapting to climate change, reducing the risks of disasters, sustainably managing natural resources, and conserving nature.

Education and Vocational Skills

Lack of education perpetuates inequality because poor countries cannot compete economically without a skilled workforce.

Voice, Inclusion & Cohesion

In many countries where we work, men and women are unable to claim their rights and participate actively in decision-making processes.

Gender & Social Equity

Helvetas makes sure that our work actively and meaningfully includes and supports the most disadvantaged groups.

Multimedia Stories from our Partner Countries

A Farmer’s Daughter Goes to College

Read about how the Chakma built up a tree nursery with Helvetas’ support and escaped from poverty.
© Helvetas / Alexa Mekonen

Living with Climate Change in Bangladesh’s Southern Coastal Belt

Nasrin Begum and her family live in one of the most vulnerable coastal districts in Bangladesh. They are among many who are severely affected by water salinity.

Growing medicinal plants in the Chittagong Hills Tracts of Bangladesh

Read how Mujib Chakma’s family increased their income by cultivating medicinal plants in the minorities region of Bangladesh.

In compliance with the Bangladesh Right to Information Act of 2009, any person may apply for further information either in writing or through email to:

Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation Bangladesh

H 30 CWN (A), Road 42 / 43, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.

Email: infobd@helvetas.org