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Sustainable Organization for Land Right & Agrarian Reform (SOLAR)

Shared Vision:

An United Agrarian Society though its people centered democracy by good governance which is socially just and free from all forms of discrimination. Human rights are established with political stability and the communities are economically productive within an ecologically balanced environment.

CDA is implementing the SOLAR program since June 2010 with support from Bread for the World (BftW), Germany. CDA has designed SOLAR Program considering the local context such as social, political, ecological, Cultural and economic perspective of the poor. Addressing the contextual problems, access to public land by the landless people will be the core focus of this program. The reinforcement of the poor landless empowerment is considered through including them within village based Peoples Organization (PO) to create power for voicing and identification of local public resources to access. At same time, PO members will be trained on Land Rights. Land Administration and Right to Information Act as the land property is the best resource to remove poverty rather than any other economic sources. Nothing can but a piece of land with agrarian-services ensures to preserve the human rights of landless people.  In lights of Agrarian Reform, Policy advocacy events are conducted for full implementation of CEDAW, ILO convention 11, 141, and 149, Right to Employment, Right to Food and ratification of public land distribution manuals. The policy advocacy will emphasize the issue related to formation of a National Law Commission to ensure land rights of the Ethnic minorities and Women.

Goal:

An empowered inclusive rural community with sustainable livelihood.

Objectives:

Rural Poor people of Dinajpur and Thakurgaon district of Bangladesh are empowered to access, control and use public resources and services in coordination with Civil Societies and local Government institutions (union parishads and Upazila Parishads and Government offices/departments/agencies at upazilas level) for achieving their right to food, land and employment for sustainable livelihood.

The program impact areas are Institution building, capacity building, advocacy campaign, Economic, social and policy level. Program intervention elements are building Sustainable Organization, Land Rights and Agrarian Reform.

CDA intended to scaling up this model program intervention across the Northern Region link with the national and global agenda.  CDA will be encouraged to action in phase out areas on long-term challenges faced by current and future generation living considering transformative education and training for youth engagement, Institution Building, Land Rights, Agrarian Reform, land use, food security & resource management through cooperative building approach, protect environmental degradation & mitigate climate change.