South Asia Right to Food Conference 2015
Dhaka, Bangladesh

GAF Convention

South Asia Social Forum 2011

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Background

WAVE Foundation is a civil society organization established in 1990 in Chuadanga district, situated in the south-western part of Bangladesh. WAVE’s main thrust is securing righ s of the poor and marginalized, good governance, sustainable livelihood development through promoting people’s participation at all levels of the state and society, accountability, capacity development and access to resources. According to the organization’s policy, special emphasis is given on women’s participation and in building poor people’s capacity towards disaster risk reduction and climate resilience. Networking at various levels and policy advocacy are the important areas of WAVE’s programme implementation approach. Accordingly, campaign, lobbying and policy advocacy activities have been undertaking jointly with the social organization formed at local level and with the national level platforms. At present, WAVE implements multifaceted programs under its 3 major sectors in achieving its goal.

VISION

A just and prosperous society

MISSION

To transform the society towards human dignity, equality, accountability, quality of life and inclusive holistic development

GOAL

To improve and enhancing sustainable livelihood resources, good governance, access to rights and resilient communities

ROLE

Our role is to facilitate the process of development interventions at grassroots, policy promotion at national-international level, networking and innovation.

Approach

A combination of service delivery, rights based and creative transformation,-   an integrated approach able to address the urgent and immediate concern of the poor and structural dimension of poverty and inequality.

Networking, alliance, institution building, research, advocacy and campaign are the process that links macro-micro conditions and sustainability.

Integrated support services for all types of livelihood resources and conservation of nature.

SECTOR PROGRAMS

Rights and Governance

Issues under Sector

Right to Food, Nutritional Security, Social Protection, Women Rights, Prevention of Violence against Women, Youth Rights and Development, Child Rights, Health Rights, Human Rights, Access to Justice (Village Court and Community Mediation), Right to Employment, Democratic Decentralization & Local-Self Government, Local Governance, Responsive Public Services, Food Governance, Institutional Accountability, Civic Awareness and Election Observation etc.

Community Finance

Issues under Sector

Savings, Micro Credit, Credit for Extreme Poor, Housing Loan, WASH Loan, Micro Insurance, Health, Education, Agriculture Credit, Input Supply & Technology Transfer, Micro-Entrepreneurship, Market Linkage, Skill Training, Renewable energy (Solar, Bio-gas, Improved Cooking stove etc.).

Livelihood & Human Resource Development

Issues under Sector

Food Security, Nutrition, Agriculture (crop & aquaculture), Argo-biodiversity, Livestock (Black Bengal Goat, Sheep & Cow Rearing), Value Chain, Holistic Community Development, Health & Educational Services, Water and Sanitation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Adaptation, Human Development Training, Skill Development Training and Employment etc.

NETWORK & ALLIANCES

NETWORK & ALLIANCE

Governance Coalition (GC)

LoakMorcha-LM (People’s Alliance)

Governance Advocacy Forum (GAF)

Right to Food Bangladesh (RtF BD)

National Youth Assembly (NYA)

Affiliation with Other Networks

Election Working Group (EWG)

International Peace Youth Group-IPYG

CIVICUS

Advocacy & Campaign

Right to Food & Nutrition Campaign

As Middle Income Country

Ensure Adequate Food and Nutrition for the 40 Million Poor
Enact the Right to Food Act

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

WAVE Foundation has under its umbrella a couple of social enterprises that go by the name of ‘Angkur Craft’ and ‘Angkur Seed’. While run on commercial basis the enterprises have an expressed objective of community welfare. These enterprises are part of WAVE’s endeavor to develop entities that serve the dual purpose of social development and a source of income for the organization.

ANGKUR CRAFT

Through Angkur Seeds WAVE has strived to address the lack of quality seeds facing farmers in different parts of the country. By providing the farmers with quality seeds WAVE wants to promote sustainable agricultural development, because agriculture remains the main driver of rural economy.

ANGKUR SEEDS

Angkur Craft is a recent addition to WAVE’s social enterprise portfolio. Its aim is to support poor and underserved families by creating opportunities for them to become small entrepreneurs and building market linkage so they can market their products. Women are particularly encouraged to join the Angkur Craft project.

Angkur Agro Machineries

Extending affordable agro machineries to the farmers is the single most prerequisite to take a leap from manual to mechanization of our agriculture which can radically increase the gross agricultural production. Angkur Agro Machineries is an enterprise of WAVE Foundation that aims at complementing WAVE’s commitment towards the development of agriculture sector. It offers a wide range of agro machineries to the farmers- Power Tiller, Thresher, Chopper, Reaper, Harvester, Shallow Pump, Sprayer and so on at an affordable price.

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