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The Hunger Project is a global not-for-profit, founded in 1977. We believe passionately that ending hunger is possible, and that our generation has the power to end it once and for all.
Our vision is a world without hunger.
Our mission is to facilitate individual and collective action to transform the systems of inequity that create hunger and cause it to persist.
We do this by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centred strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world. We comprise of 13 Programme countries across rural Africa, South Asia and Latin America and 12 Partner countries.
Unlike famines that receive emergency-aid, chronic hunger is a silent, invisible, day-after-day condition. Millions live with hunger and undernourishment because they simply cannot afford to buy enough food, cannot afford nutritious foods or cannot afford the farming supplies they need to grow enough good food of their own.
Top-down, aid-driven, ‘West knows best’ models fail to create sustainable, lasting change for communities living in hunger and poverty. At The Hunger Project we’re breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty, by flipping this model on its head. We believe hungry people themselves are the key to ending hunger and we have 40+ years of evidence to say this theory of change works.
In 2022, The Hunger Project’s work reached nearly 12 million people.
Our work in the UK
For us in the United Kingdom, we think there is more to life than just consuming. We are all connected, and honouring that connection through partnership makes life richer.
We all have a part to play in the end of hunger. Find yours by joining the movement of people rising up to end hunger by 2030.
The Hunger Project in Bangladesh works to form Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Unions to promote decentralised democracy and accountable governance by shifting mindsets, equipping and mobilisation. We want to support Union Parishads of Gangni Upazila to attain the Sustainable Development Goals.
Following independence in 1971 and then a famine in 1974, there was an enormous flow of foreign aid to Bangladesh. The mindset of dependency that resulted was perpetuated in wealthy and impoverished communities alike, leading to widespread hunger and poverty and social conditions that subjugate and marginalise women and girls.
Our SDG Union Strategy calls for a partnership between:
These stakeholders are brought together by a shared vision to achieve the SDGs at the Union level.
Change the mindset of the communities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals through the Community Learning and Development (CLD) process by running Village Based Youth Unit coordination meeting, Volunteer Forums and Capacity Building Training for the members of the community.
End hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture for the identified families and individuals in Gangni by building social capital through strategic interventions, mobilising cash and in-kind resources and including socially excluded people.
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by training volunteers on Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS), creating community awareness and working with the Local Union Council, the Local Government and the Department of Public Health Engineering.
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels by implementing various capacity-building programmes for local individuals, government officials and elected local representatives.
By setting up Sustainable Development Goal Unions we will promote decentralised democracy, accountable governance and cohesiveness and empower and mobilise rural communities for self-reliant action. Our workshops shift local mindsets from resignation to resilience. Trained community leaders, in turn train their fellow community members. Thus, when we train one person, the ripple effect it catalyses is far-reaching. In 2021, nearly 12 million people engaged in our programmes.
The project will be monitored closely by staff and the community in a participatory way. Both quantitative and qualitative methods will be used for project monitoring. This will include the regular collection of program output data, entered into our web-based M&E system, direct observation, document review, focus group discussions, photographs, and semi-structured interviews.
To find out more, visit our website - https://thehungerproject.org.uk/
Photo by Fakirhat Upazila - The Hunger Project-Bangladesh, 2019