Update October 12, 2015

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UNDP extends CHTDF prog in CHT

Sumel Sarker

UNDP

UNDP extends CHTDF prog in CHT

12 October 2015, Nirapad News: The Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility (CHTDF) of UNDP said that its program for supporting governance and conflict prevention in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) will be extended with support from Swedish embassy.

The project commenced on 1 July, 2014 in partnership with the embassies of Sweden and Denmark will now continue until September 2016.

The overall objective of the program is to facilitate confidence building in the CHT area and solve long-standing challenges to development in the region.

With the renewed support from Swedish embassy the project will continue strengthening CHT communities to manage their own development, and engaging with journalists and civil society organizations on the promotion of human rights and gender empowerment.

Capacity support to government institutions on the establishment of laws, policies and processes required to further operationalize the CHT Accord and ensure robust governance will also be continued.

The program is being delivered in partnership with Chittagong Hill Tracts affairs ministry, CHT Regional Council, Hill District Councils and Circle Offices.

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