A launching ceremony of phase II of the Jibika project, a collaboration between BRAC and Chevron, was held recently in Dhaka. Representatives of Government of Bangladesh, BRAC, Chevron, IDEA and Village Development Organisation were present on the occasion.
The program highlighted the achievements of Jibika Phase I, followed by an outline of Phase II’s vision and objectives to strengthen the governance of the 110 Village Development Organizations (VDOs), developed under this project. BRAC, world’s largest development organization, and Chevron, Bangladesh’s largest international oil company, bolstered the socio-economic development of vulnerable communities residing near Chevron-operated gas fields in Greater Sylhet.
Jibika, the first project under the Chevron Bangladesh Partnership Initiative, is an example of a successful collaboration between BRAC and Chevron that has been supporting VDOs and promoting entrepreneurship amongst its members in the Sylhet, Moulavi Bazar and Habiganj districts.