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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Enterprises & Co. Ltd (UECL) have jointly taken an initiative to provide food support to almost 5000 poor women in Jamalpur, Kurigram and Ganbandha districts. In adition to providing awareness about the spread of COVID-19, UNDP under...

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With new measures and guidelines in place, SWAPNO and UNDP starts food distribution in Jamalpur Food distribution of all 15 unions of Bakshigonj and Dewangonj in Jamalpur has successfully completed on 20th April 2020. At Bakshigonj, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) and Upazila Chairman both were present and distribute the materials...

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SWAPNO has begun an awareness campaign across 172 unions in four districts, aiming to raise awareness and educate people about the spread of Covid-19 and its prevention methods. The campaign will be active in 172 unions across Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Jamalpur, and Gaibandha. Around 50,000 people will benefit from this campaign....

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Marico Bangladesh and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a deal on Monday to extend the partnership for Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New Opportunities (SWAPNO) till 2021. Sudipto Mukerjee, Resident Representative of UNDP, and Ashish Goupal, Managing Director of Marico Bangladesh, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on...

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GAIBANDHA: Speakers in a function here on Monday underscored the need for joint, cordial and sincere efforts of all the concerned to make the project for the ultra-poor women a grand success. They made the comments while addressing a workshop on Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New Opportunities (SWAPNO) project...

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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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