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To ensure the sustainability of any effort towards development and empowerment, the positive engagement of the program participants and stakeholders is a must. Ensuring the positive engagement of the participants and stakeholders in its efforts is one of the core development strategies of COAST Trust. To ensure the sustainability of its efforts of socio-economic development, COAST ensures engagement of the program participants in the field level in need assessment, designing programs, monitoring, and evaluation of the programs.

During 2018, one of the major attentions of COAST was to the Rohingya response. COAST took a separate strategy to ensure an effective humanitarian response. Along with this humanitarian response, COAST also implemented development activities on institutional development, social justice, primary healthcare, food security, child protection, adolescent and youth empowerment, women empowerment, gender equality, climate justice, community radio, and advocacy.
This Annual report of COAST Trust for the year of 2018, consists of stories of COAST efforts of engaging its program participants in its programs.
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Experts suggested thinking about other alternatives instead of considering repatriation as the only solution to the Rohingya crisis. Along with this, they also urged the government to take the effective initiative to highlight the present situation and future risks of the Rohingya crisis to the intellectuals and thinkers of different countries. On 13 June 2019 the daily Samakal and COAST Trust organized a roundtable discussion titled ‘Human Dignity of Rohingya: Bangladesh Perspectives’. Speakers’ opinion and suggestions are mentioned in brief click here

There are three reasons including, (a) Grand Bargain Bangladesh mission has given specific recommendations in last September 2018 on localization and Rohingya response in Bangladesh advising for a roadmap to implement those in next 3 years. We identified 26 parameters from the mission report to implement (enclosed herewith). (b) The essential support services are already established in the refugee camps. Please download details position paper from here