This end of project report highlights the Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI), a three-year (2013-2016) USAID-funded project under the global HC3 project that supported the Government of Bangladesh, USAID implementing partners and other stakeholders to develop strong, consistent and effective social and behavior change communication (SBCC) campaigns and interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Bangladesh.
BKMI focused its capacity strengthening work at three levels:
- Improving the knowledge and skills of individuals who work in the three SBCC units of the MoHFW – Bureau of Health Education (BHE) and the Institute of Public Health Nutrition (IPHN) in the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), and the Information, Education and Motivation (IEM) Unit of the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP);
- Developing tools and establishing processes within the units to strengthen organizational capacity;
- And working to optimize coordination of SBCC activities and integration of health, nutrition and family planning topics at the system level.