Project Description Sheet


Project Name:




Project Location within Country:

Throughout the Country

Professional Staff Provided:


No. of Staff: 6


No. of Person-months:144


Name of Client:

Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Local Government Engineering Department

Start Date (month/year):


Completion Date:




Approx. Value of Services:

USD 50 million

Name of Associated Firm(s) if any:


No. of Person-months of Professional Staff Provided by associated Firm(s):


Name of Senior Staff (Project Director / Coordinator, Team Leader) Involved and Functions Performed:


Mr. Ebrahim Akanda                        - Project Coordinator

Shafiqul Islam Khan                         - Team Leader cum Sociologist

K. M. Mesba Uddin Shaheen           - Agronomist

Mohammad Ali Jinnah                     - Agriculturist

Faruque Ahmed                               - Water Resources Engineer

Abul Kalam Azad                             - Water Resources Engineer

Md. Giash Uddin Sharker                - Fisheries cum Environmentalist

Md. Shahinuzzaman Shahin            - Fisheries cum Environmentalist

Md. Sohel Sardar                            - Fisheries Cum Environmentalist

Ms. Israt Jahan                                - Sociologist

Md. Monirul Islam                            - Sociologist

Ms. Munira Dewan                          - Women in Development Specialist

Ms. Sayeda Umme Saleha             - Women in Development Specialist


Detailed Narrative Description of Project:


Local Government Engineering Department launched SSWRDSP-2 to enlighten the process applied in first phase, named SSWRDSP-1. Maximum participation of the stakeholders should be assured and this can be the first task. Definition of present use of existing water resources is necessary. Vast participation can extract a fruitful proposal from the stakeholders. At next relevant data & documents i.e. maps reports are collected to brief the PRA team. Most important to conduct preliminary social investigation & inventory of water resources & facilitate self-analysis by the target people i.e. stakeholders. Overall conclusions come out with the PRA findings. Continuos supervision & monitoring for PRA activity is necessary to determine the correct & reliable information. Regular review meeting & proper action against poor performance are another measure for the quality information.

Detailed Description of Actual Services Provided by the Company:


Participatory  Rural Appraisal aims to:

-          Make inventory of local water resources and their present use

-          Enable land less and marginal term families to increase their income and improve their nutrition through poultry and fish enterprises, through agro-processing and other income generating activities and homestead gardening

-          Enable small farmers to intensify and diversify crop production as well as pursue other rural enterprises

-          Assess the income generating activities of small holders in the project area

-          Identify the constraints and problems faced by the farmers in crop production

-          Create  employment opportunities

-          Conducted socio survey, PRA & PRA under the project of utilisation of homestead for Income Generation aimed at benefiting the target group

-          Preparing questionnaire for collection of data regarding various problems faced by the people of the project area

-          Arrange people participation program in the village and union level for identifying the problems and needs of the peoples.

-          Identification of potential areas for irrigation and development of base map conducting of PRA and preparation of Thana  Information File (TIF)

including available agriculture land, land under irrigation, and potential irrigation static water level, aquifer market information of irrigation equipment existing

technologies used for irrigation, potentialities of adoption of new technologies etc

-          Under take Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and research on Small-scale water resource development sector project.

-          Get perceptions of local stakeholders, groups on water related constraints in relation to domestic, agricultural, fisheries, transport, environmental and other usage

-          Group discussion with potential farmers, irrigation water user group and private sectors involved in irrigation activities to develop Awareness Interest

Demand and Action(AIDA) for sustainable operation and maintenance of irrigation activities

-          Data collection regarding fish cultivation fish marketing, various problems on fisheries of the project areas, data entry, data analysis

-          Conducted surveys and various types of water bodies for establishing demonstration pond

-          Motivating people to practice scientific fish culture with the scientific method, instruments/ appliances and it among them

-          Find out gender related issues relating to the crop production and other income generation activities

-          Find out the environmental issues related to irrigated crop production

-          Find out farmers linkage in maintenance of production system with marketing system

-          Determine  how- far farmers are aware of various indigenous knowledge and how they used them.