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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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Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2015
Bangladesh

In the fourth of the Land Governance Booklet Series created by the NGO Uttaran, their work and strategy to raise awarenss on land tenure issues is descibred. The NGO wishes to raise awareness firstly about the procedure of the Digital Land Record and Survey in areas of Bangladesh and secondly, about the NGO's inteded impact in relation to the public's land ownership and rights.

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2015
Bangladesh

In the third of the Land Governance Booklet Series created by the NGO Uttaran, the Bhumi Committee is described. The Bhumi (literally meaning ‘land’) commitees want to help the poor, landless people establish their rights over khasland. This booklet describes their history and the work they do.

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2015
Bangladesh

In the second of the Land Governance Booklet Series created by the NGO Uttaran, the work of the NGO is further explained, including their mentoring program to 'primary organisations' as well as the concept and purpose of the Gono Unnayan Federation (the 'public development federation').

Policy Papers & Briefs
September 2015
Bangladesh

In the first of the Land Governance Booklet Series created by the NGO Uttaran, the history of land and waterbody governance in Bangladesh is explained. 

The contents of this booklet is as follows:

Training Resources & Tools
June 2015
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).

Videos
March 2015
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.

Manuals & Guidelines
Reports & Research
December 2014
Bangladesh

Uttaran in partnership with Manusher Jonno Foundation and CARE has been implementing SALE (Sustainable Access to Land Equality) project funded by European union in three upazilas of Bangladesh. The development goal of this project is to strengthen access to land and property rights for all citizens, especially the poorest segments.

Training Resources & Tools
November 2014
Bangladesh

Sustainable Access to land Equality (SALE) project planned and organized a study visit to Cambodia with Project Management Unit (PMU) and Project Technical Assistance team (PTAT) team members. Mr. Pasi Rajander’ of PTAT led the team as has already worked with same approach with digital survey record in Cambodia.

Manuals & Guidelines
November 2014
Bangladesh

The main objectives for TNA were to identify prevailing perception and attitude among selective stakeholders who were responsible for providing services to target groups through distinguishing their needs in providing expected services.

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