.: BEGCB Project : Partners
University of Manitoba : Natural Resources Institute The Canadian implementing institution is the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba), through the Natural Resources Institute, a unit of the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources. In Bangladesh (the developing country), the project is being implemented through (but not limited to) the following development partners:

North South University 1. North South University: Founded in 1992 and based in the capital city of Dhaka, it is the first and largest private university in Bangladesh. The academic curricula and program development, and human resource capacity-building components of the project focus on the Department of Environmental Science and Management (DESM).

BRAC University 2. BRAC, Bangladesh: Founded in 1972 [Editor’s note: The stated founding year of 1992 is incorrect; perhaps you mean 1972], BRAC is the largest southern Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in the world, reaching more than 110 million people through development interventions in Asia and Africa. The professional development in Environmental Governance component of the project focuses on the Centre of Governance Studies of BRAC University, Dhaka.

Centre for Natural Resource Studies 3. Centre for Natural Resource Studies (CNRS): Founded in 1993, this leading NGO focuses on the ecological management of wetland ecosystems though adopting a community-based management approach. It has well-established micro-credit programs for women, and manages fisheries and other livelihood projects in marginal wetland areas. The community development component of the project focuses on women’s Savings Groups in Borolekha (Srimongol District) and Magura-Narail (Magura District) upazilas.

Beyond these partners, the project is simultaneously linked with a wide range of stakeholders (like environmental NGOs, the private sector, community based organisations, rural communities) as well as with pertinent departments of the national (e.g., Department of Environment of the Ministry of Environment and Forests) and local governments.