Historically, communities in the CHT have had limited access to government services, and little participation in the organizations making decisions that affect their lives. However, we believe that sustainable development cannot be achieved without communities’ participation in decision-making processes, and work to build links between communities and local government, and promote good governance and skilled leadership at community levels. Since our establishment we have been implementing projects Good Governance, Campaign and Networking programs are as bellows-
Advancing Women’s Right of Access to Information (AWRAI)
For the period, April 2017 to 31 March 2021, TUS was engaged in partnership with Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) to implement the Advancing Women’s Right of Access to Information towards improved access to information for women in Bangladesh.
Through this project, TUS covered 03 Upazilas i.e. Panchari, Dighinala and Khagrachari sadar Upazila.
Strengthening Ethnic Communities Access to Information in Bangladesh
For the period, April 2017 to 31 March 2021, TUS was engaged in partnership with United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) to implement the Strengthening Ethnic Communities Access to Information in Bangladesh towards improved access to information for women in Bangladesh.
The Ethnic communities of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) have little access to information on public services provided by local government institutions and departments, and by NGOs. This negatively affects their livelihood and survival, and impedes their participation in democratic governance. The underlying problems are an inadequate awareness among ethnic communities of the Right to Information and the importance of information on local government and public services for their livelihood and survival; the absence of a locally available source of basic information on public services; a lack of awareness and interest on the part of local government institutions and departments, and NGOs, in delivering information on their duties, services and facilities to the community; and a local print media that is not proactive in covering and advocating for RTI issues.
Through this project, TUS had implemented the SECAIB project in partnering with Eco-Development and ASHIKA at 540 villages at 13 upazilas in Khagrachrai, Rangamati and Bandorban District.
Regional Mainstreaming process for the Local Capacities for Peace approach (LCP)
For the period, 01 July 2005 to 31 December 2008, TUS was engaged in partnership with Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EDD) to implement the Regional Mainstreaming process for the Local Capacities for Peace approach toward achieving the purpose to mainstream the ‘Do No Harm’ approach into the planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of projects and other activities undertaken by organisations, institutions and individuals working in conflict or post-conflict settings.
Through this project, TUS covered 03 Hill Districts Khagrachri, Rangamati and Bandarban.
Sustainable Development and Good Governance (SDGG)
For the period, 01 July 2006 to 30 June 2010, TUS was engaged in partnership with HRGG-DANIDA to implement the Sustainable Development and Good Governance toward achieving the purpose to build capable and active community institutions, democratically functioning local self-governance systems, and skilled leadership and community organisations, with long-term plans for holistic community development.
Through this project, TUS covered 10 villages in two Unions of Khagrachari Sadar Upazilla.