ReportTo survive a genocide the Rohingya people of Rakhain State, who are officially called as ‘Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN)’, have fled to Bangladesh after 25 August 2017. More than 655,000 of them have taken shelter in different Refugee camps in Ukhia and Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. More than 307,500 of Rohingyas have crossed the borders before Aug 2017 and have taken shelter in the refugee camps. So, the total number of FDMN in Bangladesh is 947,000. [Source: UNHCR, BBC]. [click here for full report]

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The title of the COAST Annual Report for the year of 2016 is Influencing Intelligently! Before selecting the title of this annual report, we have asked a question ourselves thousand times. The question is, are we really influencing intelligently? We have been searching the answer for last couple of months. After analyzing our activities, strategies and impact of our works, we have come to a point where we can confidently say that, yes, we are influencing people and community with our intelligence. COAST Trust is a value based organization works with a Rights Based Approach. COAST tries to aware the marginalized people, the ‘rights holders’ about their legitimate rights, on the other hand COAST tries to sensitize the Service Providers, the ‘Duty Bearers’ to be sensitized to the rights holders. We organize regular orientation and linkage meetings among these two groups. Therefore, with some minimum efforts, we have been able to ensure realization of rights of the people in a sustainable way.The best part of COAST ‘s intelligence is its efforts towards sustainability. In Bangladesh there are many unfortunate example of NGOs became dysfunctional. Many donor depended NGOs are now inactive due to shortage of fund. We believe that, COAST can serve the coastal people more if it can be sustainable financially. We can proudly say that, we are on the right track. Our MF program has given us a strong base, we have started entrepreneurship development and social business, which in terms will ensure our sustainability and our continuous serviced to the program participants. We are very much hopeful, in coming days we will be able to continue to influence people, communities intelligently!This Annual Report is full of exciting stories of influencing people intelligently!
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This document states the background, process, principal premise and major expectations of Bangladeshi NGOs from INGOs (International NGO), Donors and UN agencies in view of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and the Grand Bargain (GB)policy outcomes and in view of the discussions on ‘development effectiveness’ (DE). These three global policy discourses give importance to the role of civil society / NGOs and especially the primacy of local civil society in respect of promoting a humanitarian and democratic society.
We are Bangladeshi national and local non-government organization (NNGO/LNGO) or civil societies working with innational boundaries with a home grown or indigenous background. In the whole document where we have used the term NNGOs, it’s also includes the interest of the LNGOs, but in specific issues where it is appropriate we have used the term LNGO. We do both humanitarian and development activities, [Click here for full report]

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Blue Economy_Final-1_IndexThis book is collection of papers on the issue of blue economy in the bay of Bengal region. The papers have comprehensively addressed the present and future prospects of ocean centric development and economic activities for BIMSTEC member countries. They have also addressed the possible strategies in respect of their own country context and future economic opportunities those included the structural development for ocean-based trading, shipping and tourism for country growth and development. Papers also have tried to find out the opportunities of sector cooperation in necessary areas to enhance the regional cooperation and facilities towards sustainable development in this region. [Click here for details]