ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) was established as ActionAid UK country programme in 1983. It has since grown to become a key contributor as an INGO in the movement fighting poverty and injustice. It’s history of social development commencing from service delivery to the present pioneering role of advocacy on rights and social justice through movements and strategy alliances is appreciated by the communities, and other actors in Bangladesh.
In 2014 AAIB became an affiliate member of the AA Federation, post completion of the internationalisation. It has contributed to dual citizenship through taking leadership and delegation on climate justice, young people and education. With a growing voice in the Federation, AAIB has an increasing level of autonomy that must be exercised responsibly and leveraged for the sustained growth.
Amongst the key achievements from the last CSP period are the support provided to the Women Leadership in Emergencies, Democratic Budget Movement, promotion of Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA), and Food Rights movements, Global networking for Disaster Risk Reduction, advocacy on Gender responsive public services, Safe Cities Campaign, and Anti-Child Marriage, establishing the Water Museum, first of its kind in Bangladesh probably in Asia, campaign for Rights of the River and Water Democracy, increase engagement with “new development actors” focused on young people, and influenced legislative development and revisions nationally.