Social Development and Community Resilience Domain
This domain is the umbrella of all social programs and projects. In line with the thematic premises it provides us with strategic directions for innovating, designing, implementing and monitoring the social development programs and projects.
Goal of Social Development and Climate Resilience Domain:
Social development and community empowerment through capacity & confidence building, right to resources and services and making climate resilient.
Under this domain we facilitate programs/projects on education, health, social development and climate resilience, social protection, violence against women, access to justice, peace building, social cohesion, inclusion of excluded population, disability and development, elderly people, women and youth leadership development and many more. We also prioritize empowering the youth with leadership capabilities, life skills and with occupational skills. All mentioned programs and projects maintain functional relation with the overarching social development domain for reaching WAVE’s mission.
Strategies of the Social Development and Community Resilience Domain:
Empower people with the capacities of social cohesion, leadership, mobilization, negotiation, adaptation and protection for attaining desired change in community and social lives.
Programs and Projects under this Domain
Community Development Program
Right to Food & Nutrition Campaign
Renewable Energy Program
Empowering Youth Program
Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Program
Women Rights and Gender Equality Program
On the other hand, despite significant progress in many social indicators, child situation in Bangladesh is not satisfactory. According to UNICEF, around 58 per cent of all children are severely deprived of any one of the six deprivation indicators: shelter, sanitation, water, information, education and health. Although child mortality rate has come down significantly to 46 per thousand live births, 36 percent of children under 5 are considered to be short for their age or stunted, while 12 percent are severely stunted. On the other hand, reproductive health is not accessible to all adolescents, resulting in the world’s highest rates of adolescent motherhood, based on the proportion of women younger than 20 giving birth every year. The discrimination issues also prevail regarding health care among the poor children in rural areas and urban slum settlements. Moreover, the investment in children, especially regarding health, education, and social protection, continues to be too low to ensure the full exercise of all the rights by all children. Women & Children Rights and Gender Equality Program intends to promote the rights of women & children and gender equality through sensitization and creating access to service and inputs required to enhance their resilience.