Uttaran, which means ‘transition’, in Bangla language, is a people centred organisation using a rights based approach to alleviate poverty, diversify livelihood opportunities and empower poor communities throughout the southwest region and gradually expanding to other parts of Bangladesh.  The core focus of Uttaran programs are human rights, land rights and agrarian reform, community based river basin management, sustainable water management, adaptation to climate change, ecological agriculture and food security.

Our vision & mission​

Uttaran’s vision and mission reflects our aspiration to work in partnership with local communities and vulnerable individuals to reduce poverty and improve lives.

Vision: A society with gender, class and caste equality.

Mission: Equip the disadvantaged people with the tools needed to deal with their social, environmental, health, economic and cultural issues and concerns.

Goals

We develop our strategies in partnership with local communities and marginalized groups. This people centered approach is vital to making sure that we are able to fulfill our goals.

  • Eradicate poverty by creating enabling environment for income, asset base for the poor
  • Promote environment friendly sustainable agricultural practices 
  • Ensure education, health services to the underprivileged and extreme poor
  • Ensure people’s participation and good governance 
  • Ensure quality of life in time of natural and artificially created disaster
  • Promote equality, human rights and social justice 

Strategies

  • Organization and capacity building for the poor
  • Ensure sustainable livelihood practices for women and poor
  • Ensure women and poor’s entitlement to social services (education, health, safety net)
  • Raising voice, influence and agency of poor through advocacy, campaigns, lobbying and networking
  • Mainstreaming of rights, gender and inclusion issues 
  • Building pro poor partnership
  • Result Based Management (RBM) practices 

Values

  • Accountability and transparency
  • Non-discrimination and mutual respect
  • Gender equality
  • Commitment
  • Team spirit
  • Creativity
  • Conservation of resource

Uttaran Resources

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Training Resources & Tools
July 2017
Bangladesh

Uttaran began work on the Sustainable Access to Land Equality (SALE) project to ensure transparency and accountability in land governance in December 2012. The project engaged communities in three pilot upazilas - to raise the awareness of vulnerable landowners about land administration, and to effect transparent processes for selecting landless people and for state land settlement.

Manuals & Guidelines
June 2017
Bangladesh

Utaran began work on the Sustainable Access to Land Equality (SALE) project to ensure transparency and accountability in land governance in December 2012, in partnership with CARE Internaional UK and Manusher Jonno Foundaion (MJF). The project engaged communiies in three pilot upazilas - Amtali Upazila of Barguna District, Mohanpur

Institutional & promotional materials
April 2017
Bangladesh

Utaran began work on the Sustainable Access to Land Equality (SALE) project to ensure transparency and accountability in land governance in December 2012. The project engaged communiies in three pilot upazilas - to raise the awareness of vulnerable landowners about land administraion, and to effect transparent processes for selecing landless people and for stateland setlement.

Videos
January 2017
Bangladesh

Uttaran is implementing a project titled, Sustainable Access to Land Equality-SALE' with support of European Union. SALE is the civil society component of overall access to land project that is lead by Department of Land Records and Surveys (DLRS) and Ministry of Land in Bangladesh. SALE partners are taking the main responsibility of the public awareness of vulnerable land owners, capacity support to make the vulnerable land owners sensitive land administration, to pilot transparent landless people selection and state land settlement to landless people.

Reports & Research
December 2016
Bangladesh

The Inauguration Ceremony of final record publication was organised by the Land project where Mr. Md. Rezaul Karim Hira, MP, Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Land, Bangladesh National Parliament, Mr. Mesbah Ul Alam, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Land, People's Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Shahabuddin Khan, Deputy Commissioner, Jamalpur, Mr. Md. Mozammel Hoque, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mymensingh, Mr. Mario RONCONI, Minister Counselor, Head of Cooperation- Head of Unit, EU Delegation in Bangladesh, Dhaka, Mr. Md.

Videos
September 2016
Bangladesh

Uttaran (www.uttaran.net) is a local organisation (Bangladesh) working with vulnerable landowners i.e. women, widow, indigenous, minority and landless people to promote access to land. Uttaran is implementing a project titled, Sustainable Access to Land Equality-SALE' with support of European Union. SALE is the civil society component of overall access to land project that is lead by Department of Land Records and Surveys (DLRS) and Ministry of Land in Bangladesh.

Conference Papers & Reports
September 2016
Bangladesh

Training on GeoODK1 was held on 4th and 5th September 2016 at the YWCA2 in Dhaka to develop the staff capacity about the mobile base survey, analysis and presentation. The training was facilitated by Mr. Frank Pichel & Mr. David Palomino both of working in Cadasta.org as chief program officer & product owner respectively. Total eighteen staffs from Uttaran were attended the training. The first session was started with the introductory session. All participants including facilitators shared their identity to the training. Then Mr.

Institutional & promotional materials
September 2016
Bangladesh

Uttaran began work on the Sustainable Access to Land Equality (SALE) project to ensure transparency and accountability in land governance in December 2012. The project engaged communities in three pilot upazilas - to raise the awareness of vulnerable landowners about land administration, and to effect transparent processes for selecting landless people and for state land settlement.

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2016
Bangladesh

Utaran began work on the Sustainable Access to Land Equality (SALE) project to ensure transparency and accountability in land governance in December 2012, in partnership with CARE Internaional UK and Manusher Jonno Foundaion (MJF). The project engaged communiies in three pilot upazilas - Amtali Upazila of Barguna District, Mohanpur of Rajshahi, and Sadar of Jamalpur-to raise the awareness of vulnerable landowners about land administraion, and to effect transparent processes for selecing landless people and for khasland setlement.

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2016
Bangladesh

Utaran began work on the Sustainable Access to Land Equality (SALE) project to ensure transparency and accountability in land governance in December 2012, in partnership with CARE Internaional UK and Manusher Jonno Foundaion (MJF). The project engaged communiies in three pilot upazilas - Amtali Upazila of Barguna District, Mohanpur

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