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LIUPCP offers USD 1.5m food or cash support to help the urban poor stay home

Posted on 2020-04-07

DHAKA, April 07 (2020): United Nations Development Programme with support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Government of Bangladesh, is rolling out $1.5m emergency food support for 78,000 extremely poor urban families. It aims to ameliorate some of their immediate hardships and counter potentially devastating...


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COVID-19: LIUPCP’s emergency response reaches millions of urban poor

Posted on 2020-03-29

DHAKA, 29 MARCH (2020): As the COVID-19 pandemic poses great threat to the lives of Bangladesh’s urban poor communities, Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) has responded urgently to protect 2.16 million urban poor people from the deadly virus. In line with the National Preparedness and Response Plan (NPRP) for C...


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LIUPCP celebrates International Women’s Day 2020 across the cities

Posted on 2020-03-08

DHAKA, MARCH 8 (2020): Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) has celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020 across different city corporations and paurashavas with festivity and funfair as elsewhere across the globe highlighting women’s rights and equality. The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 was “I...


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Women taking ownership of their lives & surroundings: Kanni Wignaraja

Posted on 2020-02-22

DHAKA, 22 FEBRUARY, 2020: Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Kanni Wignaraja has visited Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) implementation area at Karail slum in Dhaka today.  During...


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LIUPCP team attends the 10th World Urban Forum 2020

Posted on 2020-02-13

Call for united action to ensure a better future for cities and towns Abu Dhabi, 13 February 2020: The 10th World Urban Forum (WUF) 2020 has concluded with a call for united action to ensure a better future for cities and towns. Held at the capital of UAE, Abu Dhabi from 8 to 13 February 2020, the WUF 2020 attracted over 13,000 participants a...


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Self-defense skills for young women and girls: LIUPCP signs MOU with BLAST

Posted on 2020-01-28

DHAKA: 28 January 2020: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) and Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) on Tuesday here at BLAST head office, Dhaka. Under the MoU, BLAST will help to to build and enhance self-defense skills of young women and gir...


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LIUPCP’s Annual Planning Workshop 2020

Posted on 2020-01-21

As the new year 2020 begins, Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) has organised its Annual Planning Workshop 2020. By now, LIUPCP under the National Urban Poverty Reduction Programme (NUPRP) of UNDP has completed 2 years of its operation. This government-led project is a joint initiative of the Local Governm...


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Int'l Day of Disabled Persons On Dec 3: LIUPCP’s Workshop On Disability Inclusion

Posted on 2019-11-30

RAJENDRAPUR, NOVEMBER 30 (2019): As the International Day of Disabled Persons will be observed on December 3 in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the world, Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) has taken up different initiatives to observe the day.   The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was...


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LIUPCP explores innovative collaboration & partnership

Posted on 2019-10-06

DHAKA, October 6, (2019): Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) has been continuously engaged in reaching out partners to explore innovative collaboration and partnership. As part of its ongoing quest, LIUPCP programme team sat today in a meeting with three groups of startup projects that are initiated by young solu...


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Philippines delegation visits Narayanganj City Corporation

Posted on 2019-09-18

NARAYANGANJ, 18 SEPTEMBER, 2019: A team from the Philippines government and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) visited Narayanganj City Corporation today to learn and share experience from the two countries in reducing urban poverty using digital platforms. The team comprised of the Resident Representative of UNDP Philippines, Titon ...


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Sustainable intervention is our commitment: Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton

Posted on 2019-09-07

RAJSHAHI, SEPTEMBER 07 (2019): Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman (Liton) has underscored the need for ensuring sustainability in development interventions for urban poverty reduction. “There had been a number of poverty reduction initiatives and interventions in the past which were not sustainable,” the Mayor said adding, ...


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Better coordination - a key to maximise the impact of urban poverty

Posted on 2019-08-21

DHAKA, August 21, 2019: Members of the Project Steering Committee of Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) have underscored the need for better coordination among all the development projects being implemented in different city corporations and paurashavas across the country for effective implementation of the projec...


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