Empowering Women and Girls through Education and Skills in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Reporting Organization:UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 9,900,000
Timeframe: August 8, 2019 - September 30, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bangladesh - $ 9,900,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Education (31.8 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (16.8 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (6 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (5.4 %)

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The project aims to address barriers that hinder the demand for and access to education for girls, adolescent girls and women in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region in south-eastern Bangladesh. The CHT is a multi-ethnic, conflict-affected region where poverty and cultural norms severely restrict access to basic education and employment for girls and women from both indigenous and settler populations. The project addresses the barriers through support to 300 pre-primary and primary schools, serving approximately 20,000 students, and through skills training. Activities are designed to provide inclusive, gender- and environmentally-responsive education at the pre-primary and primary levels; and increase access to gender-sensitive, demand-driven technical and vocational education and training for adolescent girls and women, including those with disabilities. The project aims to improve the retention rates for approximately 12,000 girls and adolescent girls; strengthen the knowledge and skill levels of approximately 900 teachers; and enhance employment opportunities for approximately 1,000 adolescent girls and women.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adolescent females Children, girls
Descriptors: Persons with disabilities
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved provision of accessible, safe and inclusive education and learning for girls and adolescent girls in primary and secondary levels; (2) improved provision of quality gender- and environmentally-sensitive education and teaching by education actors in the Chittagong Hill Tracts; and (3) increased provision of gender-sensitive technical and vocational education and training for adolescent girls and women.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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