The RISE programme aimed to strengthen the capacity of NGO (health) professionals and academic institutions to meet the sexual and reproductive health and rights needs of groups displaced by conflict and the climate crisis in southern Bangladesh.
Together with our partners, KIT delivered a two-module tailor-made training programme to 30 health professionals from Family Planning Association Bangladesh (FPAB), Integrated Social Development Effort (ISDE) Bangladesh, and other local NGOs. This training, developed in response to the needs of course participants, increased their capacity in working to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of vulnerable groups in fragile settings, specifically groups affected by displacement due to climate crisis and conflict.
Of these 30 initial trainees, 8 received further training that enabled them to deliver the two core modules of the course themselves, allowing the course elements to be cascaded throughout their organisations. The trainees delivered the core modules to a total of 50 colleagues from their respective organisations and was also guided by KIT and partners to complete two research projects assessing the needs and issues faced by climate and conflict-affected groups in south-eastern Bangladesh. The primary aim was to improve the evidence base of FPAB and ISDE’s services, programmes, and advocacy.
In April 2022, 25 officers and staff from ISDE Bangladesh in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar came together for an intensive week-long cascade training. They disseminated what they learned to staff from different professions at the field level – Read more about the workshop here (Bangla).