The Bangladesh National Chapter was established in Dhaka in 1995 and is also hosted by the Dhaka City Corporation. One year after the Dhaka Declaration of 2007, the CITYNET Bangladesh National Chapter has focused much of its efforts on Solid Waste Management (SWM). The Chapter conducted the 2nd Bangladesh Solid Waste Management Conference (BSWMC), in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Dhaka City Corporation (DCC), which catalyzed the implementation for both citizen awareness and establishment of national policy on SWM among Bangladeshi cities. Priorities of the Chapter include arranging workshops, seminars, training and capacity building programmes on a regional level so that members may benefit from the sharing of good practices and lesson learned. Currently there are nine members (Full and Associate members).
Identified focus areas include:
– Urban Environment & Health (Solid Waste Management, Vector & Mosquito Control, Drainage & Sewerage)
– Poverty Alleviation (Low Income Housing, Land Management)
– Infrastructure and Services (Traffic Control) .