PROJECTS

Enduring more agency and community surveillance support to reduce child marriage in Bangladesh

Category: Gender and Violance
Principal Investigator:

Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy

Dr. Zaki Wahhaj

Status: On-Going
Description:

Project Objectives:

  • Increase 50% birth registration of unmarried adolescent girls in treatment communities;
  • Increase 75% awareness of a national helpline for reporting child marriage cases among guardians in treatment communities;
  • A lower child marriage rate (specifically marriage below the age of 18) in the treatment communities compared to the control communities at endline by 30%.

 

Project Interventions:

  1. Covering the cost of birth registration at 60 communities households with unmarried adolescent girls from UP/local government centers;
  1.  Providing information on the Bangladesh government’s national
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Digital School Management Project (DSMP)

Category: Education
Principal Investigator:

Donor Agency: Florida International University.

Geographical Location: Rangpur, Bangladesh.

Timeline: February, 2020 to February, 2021

Status: On-going (postponed due to schools are closed for COVID-19 effect)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy of Florida International University.

Status: On-Going
Description:

Methods: Both qualitative and quantitative research tools have been designed for this study.  

Description: A total of 40 schools have selected for this research. 20 schools will be taken for the treatment group to install the digital attendance system and the rest 20 schools will remain as the control for the study. The digital attendance device will send SMS to the guardian regarding the presence and absence of his/her students at the school. The Headmaster will receive SMS from the teacher’s attendance status. Along with the attendance data

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Salinity, Productivity and Miscarriage: Is There a Link? Impact of Climate Change in Coastal Areas of Bangladesh

Category: Climate Change
Principal Investigator:

Research Area: Climate Change

Donor Agency: Florida International University

Geographical Location: Khulna, Bagerhat & Shatkhira

Timeline: January 2020 to December 2020

Status: Ongoing (Postponed due to COVID-19 Situation)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy of Florida International University

Status: On-Going
Description:

Methods: Multi-methodology has been designed for this study. These are quantitative data collection, qualitative data collection, and salinity measurement in a scientific method.

Description: We have collected drinking water salinity data from 20 Jutes mill from Khulna & Bagerhat districts. We have also collected salinity data from 80 households of jute mill workers in the same areas. We have also obtained permission from the Bangladesh Jute Spinners Association to conduct the study to their affiliated factories. Besides, we have obtained positive consent from 10 jute mills to conduct the study at their factories. Now our plan is to conduct a

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Household Survey on Attitudes Toward Female Labor Force Participation in Gaibandha District in Bangladesh

Category: Labor Market
Principal Investigator:

Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy

Dr. Momoe Makino

Status: On-Going
Description:

MOMODa FOUNDATION in co-operation with IDE-JETRO and Florida International University begins a RCT based experiment in Gaibandha on "Whether and How Role Model Encourages Female Labor Force Participation (FLFP)?".

The objective of this study is to investigate whether the role model encourages FLFP in rural Bangladesh, and if so, how. For this objective, we conduct the randomized controlled trial (RCT). FLFP here means work outside of the home, typically in the factory (not necessarily in the garment industry). We include those jobs that Skill for Employment Investment Program (SEIP) trainees are placed after the training session.

The

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Solar Boat Charge Project

Category: Energy
Principal Investigator:

Dr. Abu S Shonchoy

Dr. Tasmiat Rahman

Status: On-Going
Description:

Kunderpara, a char area at Gaibandha district. It has no grid electricity connection to any house or bazar. People of the area are suffering from acute need of electricity. MOMODa FOUNDATION realizes solar energy as an alternative source of energy which is a suitable solution to the problem. We in collaboration with Southampton University UK, started Solar Boat Charged Project to replace the kerosene lantern as the lighting source in un-electrified char households. We have installed 800 Wp Solar Panel on the roof of a boat. Every day 60 power box is charging from the Solar

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