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Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB) - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) on Monday signed a cost-sharing agreement to empower vulnerable women. Charge the Affairs of the Embassy of Sweden Anders Ohrstrom and Resident Representative of UNDP Bangladesh Sudipto Mukerjee signed the agreement at...

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DHAKA, June 3, 2019 (BSS/UNICEF FEATURE) – Two-month training has changed the fate of many unskilled women like Kulsum, Asirun and Rashida who are now working in garment factories and maintaining decent life. The Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New Opportunities (SWAPNO), a project under the Local Government Division, helps...

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H.E. Queen Maximma of Netherlands recognized and appreciated SWAPNO project for its innovations and work in empowering rural poor women through financial inclusion, social protection, livelihood promotion and social empowerment. SWAPNO was selected and recognized amongst many projects. The women SWAPNO works for are it's greatest inspiration, so the project...

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Our dear former colleague and torchbearer of SWAPNO project, Majeda Haq passed away on 6 June 2019 due to a long-term illness. Her dedication, creativity, wise guidance and intellect has seen SWAPNO project through inception to its scaling up. She was also a key figure in the development of National...

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DHAKA, May 3, 2019 (BSS) – After getting huge responses in Satkhira and Kurigram districts, the Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New Opportunities (SWAPNO), a social security project of the government, is going to expand its activities in Lalmonirhat, Gaibandha and Jamalpur districts from July. “We have a plan to...

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SWAPNO Financial Inclusion project highlighted on Agent Banking Day The Daily Star, January 17, 2019 Read the news in The Daily Star online Click Here

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DHAKA, Dec ,6 2018 (BSS)–“I had to face a hard time . . . managing meal once a day for my two children was difficult for me but I have been able to overcome the poverty with the help of a government’s income generation project,” said Rashida lost her husband...

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DHAKA, July 20, 2018 (BSS) – The Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New Opportunities (SWAPNO) is a social security project of the government that is helping as many as 8,928 poor women in the rural areas of Satkhira and Kurigram districts to realize their dreams and potentials. The Local Government...

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BSRM Group, the largest steel production company in the country, has signed a partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the second time recently to support the disadvantaged people, says a press statement. Sudipto Mukerjee, Country Director, UNDP Bangladesh, and Alihussain Akberali, Chairman, BSRM Group, signed the...

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Woman at the wheel Kurigram's Shapna changes her fate by driving three-wheeler The Daily Star, January 06, 2018 Read the news in The Daily Star online Click Here  

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