Uttaran | Page 4 | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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

Displaying 31 - 40 of 51
Training Resources & Tools
September 2014
Bangladesh

Since 1985, Uttaran, an NGO, has been striving to establish the rights of poor people in the South-West regions of Bangladesh. During the operation of this development project, Uttaran has observed that providing the poor with productive elements can help eliminate poverty to a great extent. With the ownership of productive elements, their sources of income become multifarious.

Training Resources & Tools
August 2014
Bangladesh

Most participants i.e. Uttaran's field team faced the same challenge; powerful people in their working area (for example Union Parisad members/chairman) are not always willing to cooperate towards their project goals. It is important to work step by step when facilitating meetings.

Manuals & Guidelines
July 2014
Bangladesh

The Jamalpur district administration has decided to prepare an online database of the real landless and homeless in Jamalpur Sadar Upazila. Forming the selection committees at Union and Ward level is an effective step to make the list of real landless and homeless people.

Training Resources & Tools
July 2014
Bangladesh

The assessment workshop organised in order to know about the strength and weakness of land administration from the experience of staff of different projects of UTTARAN. Secondly the workshop was organised to know the challenges faced by the landless people in accessing Khas (state) Lands (Legal, Social and Cultural) in Bangladesh in practices.

Training Resources & Tools
July 2014
Bangladesh

On 20th -21st July, 2014 Uttaran was organized a training of trainers (ToT) on Open Street Map for the volunteer group at Elenga Resort in Tangail by the technical support from the World Bank.

Training Resources & Tools
July 2014
Bangladesh

This training module is developed by Uttaran for its field level beneficiaries of Sustainable Access to Land Equalities (SALE) project. Initially some selected trainers are trained up on the basis of this module.

Training Resources & Tools
July 2014
Bangladesh

This training module is made for the field level beneficiaries of the project titled “Sustainable Access to Land Equality” implemented by Uttaran. Firstly, training will be provided to the selected trainers based on this module and later, the selected trainers will provide training to the primary committee leaders organized under the Sustainable Access to Land Equality project.

Institutional & promotional materials
June 2014
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

Reports & Research
June 2014
Bangladesh

APARAJEO is working for establishing land rights to the landless people in Southwest Bangladesh. At present, total of 150,214.64 acres of khasland lies in the southwest region. And over one million landless people exist in the targeted areas. At the end of the project, 44,000 landless peoples of Satkhira and Khulna district will have increased access and

Policy Papers & Briefs
June 2014
Bangladesh

In the third of the Land Governance Booklet Series created by the NGO Uttaran, the work to identify and reduce the amount of landless people in Bangladesh is decribed.

The content of the booklet is as follows:

Share this page