Dignity for All (D4A)
This program aims to make transformational changes in national life. It mobilizes civic participation in promoting a culture of dignity in economic, social, and political institutions through networking, building transformational capacity, and advocacy at different levels. It also leads the Campaign for the Right to Dignity (CARD), which calls for fulfillment of the commitments stated in the Constitution of Bangladesh and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Bangladesh Dignity Forum (BDF), created in 2006 by Civic Bangladesh, provides a national platform for civic engagement in the campaign.
Rights and Governance (RAG)
RAG seeks to establish human rights to deepen and advance democracy and governance in Bangladesh. It provides training, education, mobilization, and advocacy support at different levels to strengthen civil society, curb the abuse of power and corruption, and promote a culture of transparency and accountability in public governance. It also works to make sure that public institutions respond efficiently to the needs of the people, especially the vulnerable, excluded, and marginalized sections of society.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
This program has been undertaken to promote equitable, inclusive, integrated and sustainable access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene education for all; particularly vulnerable people, such as elderly and physically challenged women, men, and children, and those living in the disadvantaged, arsenic-affected, disaster-hit communities and the hard-to-reach areas. The organization adopts a sectoral coordination approach involving multi-stakeholder participation in sustainable water resource management through research, awareness campaigns, mobilization, and policy advocacy.
Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (CCA&DRR)
The CCA&DRR builds adaptive knowledge and coping capacity among the victims of disaster and climate change. The program supports enhancing emergency response capacity and developing alternative livelihood strategies to ensure food security in communities affected by climate change and environmental disorder. The program also works across the levels to assist in creating renewable energy, protecting eco-diversity, reducing pressure on nature reserves, and strengthening sustainable natural resources management at the community and institutional levels.
Small Enterprise and Employment Development (SEED)
SEED is tailored to provide technical, financial, and marketing services for the organized poor and low-income women and men to secure their economic and social wellbeing. The program provides skill development training for small entrepreneurs at the grassroots level and helps them create on- and off-farm employment. The services also include humanitarian interventions and safety-net measures for the destitute families, especially those headed by women.
Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
The program makes educational provision for the children out of school in disadvantaged, vulnerable and excluded communities. Founded on principles of dignity, the program seeks to enable students to learn gracefully and joyfully in a liberating environment and to maximize the benefits of education. Moreover, it teaches using methods that help reduce economic, social, and environmental damage and minimize climate change threats. ESD works independently and collaboratively to promote the right to Education for All.
Energetics of Change (EoC)
EoC is an unconventional training program designed to build transformational leadership capacity for accelerating change easily and skillfully. The training uses a breakthrough framework for effecting both societal and organizational change as well as personal and professional development by accessing intuitive levels of awareness. It also teaches participants how to use energetic processes to accelerate and sustain development at the individual and institutional levels. The program is applicable to individuals, social groups, and organizations.
Digital Information for Social Change (DISC)
DISC connects people across levels, and empowers them by harnessing the potentials of the “digital revolution.” The program helps to strengthen civil society, democracy, public governance, education, healthcare, and other service sectors by enhancing access to digital media technology. It also brings into the mainstream Digital Age the unheard voices of excluded individuals, communities, and institutions by connecting them to the wider, global society through digital networking.
Networking, Advocacy, and Publication (NAP)
Civic Bangladesh leads issue-based advocacy of policy and process reforms in the country’s public and private institutions and mobilizes concerned voices through networks, coalitions, and alliances to promote civic access to FREEDOM, DIGNITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. Civic Media Network (CIMEN) is an emerging network of local media professionals who work together to promote the right to information and freedom of expression through bringing into the mainstream media the voices of the remote and excluded communities. Bangladesh Dignity Forum (BDF) is a national umbrella organization established in December 2006 by Civic Bangladesh to campaign for the right to dignity as proclaimed and guaranteed by the Constitution of Bangladesh and the UDHR. NAP publishes a newsletter, a journal, leaflets, posters, brochures, booklets, books, etc.