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Environment and Population Research Centre (EPRC)

: 1998
Org. Website
Head of organisation
: Prof. Engr. Bilqis Amin Hoque, Ph.D
Contact Persons
: Dr. Sufia Khanam
Contact Persons Email

About the organisation

Environment and Population Research centre (EPRC) was founded in 1998 and registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau, Govt. of Bangladesh under the Foreign Donations Regulations Ordinance and registration of Society with Joint Stock Company. EPRC is a multi-disciplinary research, education, training and networking non-government organization. It works in the fields of water, hygiene, wastes, sanitation,energy, food, disaster risks, education, health and its related social and policy aspects in local, regional and global levels.

EPRC is one of the leading Bangladeshi NGO which has conducted/conducting various research, development and capacity building projects on safe water, WSPs, school WASH, hand washing, hygiene, MHM, safe indoor air quality, public health, disaster risks management, climate change adaptation and its impact mitigation, integrated resources management and other WASH issues in rural, urban and disaster vulnerable areas. EPRC received fund for projects from UNICEF, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WHO, World Bank, DFID, Asian Development Bank, JICA, Tide Foundation, Qatar, Child Health Foundation, Global Water Partnership (GWP), Rotary International and other organizations. EPRC coordinates an information exchange network GARNET_SA, the Global Applied Research Network for Water Supply, Sanitation in South Asia among more than 570 organization members. EPRC runs an environmental and food laboratory.

EPRC also conducts, coordinates and hosts short training courses, workshops and post graduate research with institutions and universities from Bangladesh, India, USA, Netherlands, Japan, Denmark and other countries.

SRHR publications/research

Gender and inclusiveness research; conducted and/or conducting various action research as well as training on gender mainstreaming in WASH program by Union Council, development of local women based institutions for O&M and promotion MHM, girls and boys safe WASH in school, installed MHM blocks in different school, promote low cost Menstrual waste disposal system at rural communities and Safe MHM in schools and communities, women for WASH in disaster risks reduction and climate adaptation, women managed integrated WASH and renewable energy, women and girl appropriate WASH & MHM in shelters etc. Overall, carried out or attempted to incorporate equity and equality based inclusive approaches in all activities.

EPRC runs a make-shift clinic for poor and pregnant women.