Industrial Development Division
INCIDIN Bangladesh believes in perusing the goal of industrial development through the creation of Small and Rural Industries (SRI) and a supportive marketing network of the marginal rural producers, in line with the need and capabilities of different communities, as well as, in harmony with the structure and need of the national economy.
To meet the planning vacuum INCIDIN Bangladesh contributes as a deliberation council. It focuses on bringing people at the center of development planning and ensuring peoples effective participation in the planning space.
INCIDIN Bangladesh also functions as a pressure group to ensure the interest of the community and environment in the national plans regarding growth and development, and promotes the policy of a marriage of economy, ecology and community.
At present the major activities of this division is centered on protecting and promoting people’s rights in the process of ‘globalization’: Campaign for Peoples Right in Liberalization (CPRL), Marginalized Farmers Rights Campaign (Our Agriculture is Our Life).
Community Development Division
The prime objective of the division is to ensure that the overall development of the community is not overlooked when implementing the industrial programs.
INCIDIN Bangladesh, considers the problem of child labour; children engaged in hazardous works, child victims of trafficking and both commercial and non-commercial sexual abuse, as one of the most urgent agenda of community development. INCIDIN Bangladesh, deals with the problem of child labour employing both the preventive and curative methods.
INCIDIN Bangladesh, through a participatory approach, tries to assess and meet the health, education, housing and other needs of the community which directly affect their status as human beings and their effectiveness as productive units.
Along with environment, INCIDIN Bangladesh gives special attention towards children, women, indigenous people and other vulnerable social groups and assist and empower them through awareness programs, training, income generating programs and support systems.
Programs under this division are: Misplaced Childhood (MC), a drop-in centre for sexually exploited street children; Safe Night Shelter for Street Boys, Benarasi School Program, a formal school for children of the Bihari community working in sari waving factories.
Action Research Division
INCIDIN Bangladesh also participates in other social researches as a part of its community development programs. The function of the researches is two-fold : Firstly, they support both the macro and micro level planers to formulate development strategies. Secondly, they help INCIDIN Bangladesh to chalk-out its intervention policy regarding the relevant sectors. The overriding goal of the activities is to empower people through building capacity of research, planning, monitoring and evaluation. INCIDIN Bangladesh perceives participatory research as the key element of its organization building assistance program for the grassroots level actors.
At present the major research focus lies on:
- Trafficking and Migration of women and children (internal and cross boarder),
- Child rights and sexual exploitation of children,
- Labour rights and the impact of international trade policies on Bangladesh workers and farmers,
- People’s Organization.
INCIDIN Bangladesh over the years has acquired extensive experience in evaluating and strategic planning of several programs of NGOs, GOs and donor agencies. Here, we focus on participatory process and ensuring people’s participation in the space and process of such endeavour.
Furthermore, INCIDIN Bangladesh provides support to small rural NGOs and activist groups in participatory strategic planning, developing monitoring and evaluation system and building capacity of the small initiatives in carrying forward such activities.