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Contributor: European Union and Ministry of Industries, GOB
Project Name: Socio- economic Empowerment of women through promotion of natural fiber-based products from agricultural wastages.
Duration: November 2013 -  September 2016
Goal: Alleviation of poverty and empowerment of women in SME clusters by exploiting new sources of Natural Fibres (NF) through efficient management of agricultural wastages.

 


Contributor: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Project Name: Economic opportunities and sexual & reproductive health and rights – a pathway to empowering girls and women in Bangladesh.
Duration: April 2013-Dec 2016
Goal: To increase economic opportunities for women and increase access to and utilization of information and services related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

 


Contributor: Govt. of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh
Project Name: Women Entrepreneurship development resource centers.
Duration: Feb 2014 - June 2016
Goal: To increase economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs through marketing their products and providing business information.

 


Contributor: IRI & WDN
Project Name: Leadership skill building training program for women entrepreneurs 2nd Phase
Duration: April 2015-December 2015
Goal: Transformation Leadership. An Initiative to Promote Women Leaders.

 


Contributor: Govt. of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh
Project Name: Women Entrepreneurship Development Training Program
Duration: Jan 2013-June 2014
Goal: To skill the women entrepreneurs in business selection, planning and management, skill in marketing & use of ICT and skill on access to finance & business accounting.

 


Contributor: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Project Name: Enabling Poor Women’s Participation in the Renewable Energy Sector in Bangladesh
Duration: August 2013-June 2014
Goal: Increase employment and livelihood opportunities for poor women in the renewable energy sector towards their economic empowerment.

 


Contributor: USAID PRODIP & The Asia Foundation
Project Name: Proactive engagement of Members of Parliament to enhance women entrepreneurship development through policy/legislative support
Duration: March 2012 - February 2015
Goal:To strengthen the capacity of Members of Parliament (MPs) to perform their representation, oversight and legislative functions by focusing on women entrepreneurship development in three constituencies of Khulna district.

 


Contributor: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), USA
Project Name: “Promoting Women Entrepreneurship through Advocacy”
“Strengthening Women Entrepreneurship through Improving Local Level Public Governance.”
Duration: March 2006 - September 2013
Goal:To strengthen the institutional capacity of the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry to operate independently to represent its member and contribute to economic policy making in Bangladesh and to improve access to market opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, allowing them to play a greater role in the country's economy.

 


Contributor: Royal Danish Embassy, Dhaka.
Project Name: Capacity Building Program for increasing economic opportunity through participation of Women in Private Sector
Duration: November 2012 –April 2014
Goal: To contribute to the reduction of poverty and increasing economic opportunities through improved and sustainable participation of rural and marginalized women entrepreneurs in entrepreneurial activities and economic growth.

 


Contributor: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK
Project Name: Capacity Building of Rural Women Entrepreneurs
Duration: December 2011 – March 2012
Goal: To encourage and build the capacity of women entrepreneurs on climate change resilience and adaptation

 


Contributor: US Embassy, Dhaka
Project Name: Capacity Building Program for Increased Economic Opportunity Through Participation of Women Artisan Group in Private Sector in Bangladesh
Duration: September 2010- September 2011
Goal: To contribute to the reduction of poverty by increasing economic opportunities through improved and sustainable participation of rural and marginalised women's artisan groups from the informal sector in entrepreneurial activities and economic growth

 


Contributor: International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF), Canada
Project Name: Improvement of livelihood and Food Security of SIDR Affected Rural Women Entrepreneurs Through Capacity Building
Duration: July 2009 – June 2010
Goal: To contribute to the improvement of livelihood and food security of rural women entrepreneurs by increasing availability and access to food and Income generation as well as improving its utilization by the rural women entrepreneurs in two SIDR affected districts of Bangladesh.

 


Contributor: Royal Danish Embassy, Dhaka
Project Name: Capacity-Building Program for Increased Participation of Women in Private Sector in Bangladesh
Duration: 1 July 2008-30 June 2010.
Goal: To contribute to the reduction of poverty level and increasing employment opportunities through improved and sustainable participation of local women in entrepreneurial activities and formal economic sectors.

 


Contributor: Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (HITAL), Canada
Project Name: Women Entrepreneurship Development
Duration: April 1, 2005 – October 31, 2010
Goal: To reduce poverty and decrease the vulnerability of women by enabling them to establish their own businesses and to effectively manage and grow their enterprises.

 


Contributor: Designs on Diversification-Asia Invest Program
Project Name: Improvement of livelihood and Food Security of SIDR Affected Rural Women Entrepreneurs Through Capacity Building
Duration: November 2007 –  October 2009
Goal: To enable Asian women entrepreneurs and silk sector business to develop, diversify a market their products internationally whilst helping to ensure the longer term sustainability of their undertakings.

 


Contributor: International Republican Institute (IRI), USA
Project Name: Capacity Building Program for Increased Participation of the Grassroots Women in Civil Life
Duration: July 2008-June 2009
Goal: To increase the capacity of local women through training and access to information to ensure women’s active and increased participation in socio-economic and civil life.

 


Contributor: Development Cooperation and Economic Affairs, Embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Project Name: Capacity Building of the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a means to Increasing Participation of Women Entrepreneurs in National Private Sector Development
Duration: July 2007-June 2008
Goal: To enable BWCCI to assist Bangladesh women entrepreneurs to participate effectively in the country’s private sector development, which will, in fact, play vital role to reduce poverty and decrease the susceptibility of women.

 


Contributor: Trace International
Project Name: Campaign for Promoting BRIBEline to Reduce Bribe Demands
Duration: March 2008 to February 2009
Goal: Promoting Peoples Involvement in BRIBEline towards Curbing Corruption and the incidence of bribe.

 


Contributor: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Dhaka
Project Name: Support to Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI)
Duration: September 2005-August 2007
Goal:To institutionalize the Chamber as an apex body of business women and entrepreneurs focusing on micro and small enterprise.

 


Contributor: Commonwealth Secretariat, UK
Project Name: Bangladesh Rural ICT Development for small and medium enterprise
Duration: 2006-2007
Goal: To assist BWCCI develop four gender focused rural ICT access centers in order to promote the use of ICT for community development and commerce.

 

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Contributor: AusAid
Project Name: Supporting of infrastructure of a project
Duration: 2005
Goal: To enable BWCCI to develop infrastructure.

 

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Contributor: South Asia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF), World Bank Group
Project Name: Capacity building of BWCCI and market expansion
Duration: 2002-2004
Goal: Capacity development of women entrepreneurs.

 


Contributor: Swisscontact, World Bank Group
Project Name: Development of  service provider
Duration: 2001-2002
Goal: To enable BWCCI to act as a service provider o carry out business development services to small enterprises on a commercial basis.

 

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Contributor: Matching Grant Facilities (MGF), World Bank Group
Project Name: Exports and potentialities in international trade fair
Duration: 2001-2002
Goal: To enable women entrepreneurs to market their products

 


Contributor: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Project Name: Promoting Women's Entrepreneurship in Bangladesh
Duration: 2010 – 2013
Goal: To enhance the capacity of women entrepreneurs and associations to fully access the financial resources and services earmarked for women small- and medium-size enterprises under the ADB Loan.

 


Contributor: Skillfull, Swiss Contact
Project Name: Enhancing entrepreneurship and business skills of female trainees and graduates for sustainable income and employment.
Duration: 2012 – 2013
Goal: To enhance the capacity of women entrepreneurs and associations to fully access the financial resources and services earmarked for women small- and medium-size enterprises under the ADB Loan.

 


Contributor: USAID PROGATI
Project Name: Engaging Women Entrepreneurs in Anti- Corruption Reforms Efforts
Duration: 2009 – 2012
Goal: To provide women entrepreneurs with the skills and information necessary to avoid corruption and advocate for new policies required to prevent corruption.
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