Bangladesh

A Floating Future for Bangladesh

Abul Hasanat Mohammed Rezwan, an architect who started the ingenious concept of the “floating schools” project in northeastern Bangladesh, has set up a fleet of 45 boats, that serve as mobile classrooms by plying through the rivers and canals to reach the disadvantaged children on the river banks.

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Asian Philanthropy News Digest 11/14/2009

Digest of interesting news relevant to our philanthropic work in Asia.

Bangladeshi American Diaspora Philanthropy, Part 2

This is part two of a two part look at how Bangladeshi-Americans are participating in philanthropy. In this post, we analyze the methods of how they give and who they are working with.

Bangladeshi American Diaspora Philanthropy, Part 1

Part one of a two part post on how Bangladeshi-Americans are participating in philanthropy. Featuring Professor Iqbal Z. Quadir, founder and director of Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship, MIT.

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Database of Diaspora Philanthropy for Asia

APPC made four grants to support various organizations in Bangladesh, Pakistan, China and the Philippines. The projects include different ways of organizing and collecting information to capture giving from the diaspora. In addition to using this information for research purposes, I hope the “databases” will eventually lead to more transparency and accountability in the sector.