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BRAC-powered climate resilience solution among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 million grant

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High-scoring 100&Change applications featured in Bold Solutions Network   NEW YORK, USA — February 19, 2020 — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled that a proactive climate resilience system co-developed by MIT and BRAC, a leading development organization, was one of the highest-scoring proposals,...

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Dr. Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of Yidan Prize, presents the prestigious award to Sir Fazle’s family in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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The prize recognizes his groundbreaking work in education   DHAKA, BANGLADESH — 23 January 2020 — Dr. Charles Chen Yidan, founder of the Yidan Prize, visited Dhaka, Bangladesh, this week to present the prestigious award. Ms. Tamara Abed and Mr. Shameran Abed, children of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed,...

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BRAC Uganda Bank launched

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BRAC’s microfinance work is transforming to broaden access to financial services   KAMPALA, UGANDA — 25 April 2019 — BRAC, the largest microfinance provider in Uganda, is transforming to a Tier 2 credit institution to broaden the range of financial services it provides to Uganda’s low-income communities. On behalf...

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BRAC named the world’s top NGO of 2019

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Rohingya crisis, partnerships, scale cited as key factors   GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — 27 February 2019 — BRAC, one of the world's largest non-governmental organizations and a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programs in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings, was today announced the world’s number one NGO of 2019 by NGO...

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Beta version of digital map aims to chart Bangladeshi garment factories

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Mapped in Bangladesh, a research initiative from BRAC University and C&A Foundation, has digitally mapped export-oriented ready-made garment factories in Dhaka.   DHAKA, BANGLADESH — 9 February 2019 — BRAC University today launched the beta version of a digital map containing information on export-oriented ready-made garment factories across the Dhaka...

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UNHCR and BRAC open Cox’s Bazar’s first bamboo treatment plant to preserve the local environment

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The treatment plant will address pressure on the local environment and support dignified living conditions for Rohingya communities   COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH — 19 January 2019 — With about 240,000 displaced Rohingya families taking shelter in the camps in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh, the demand for bamboo to...

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