On 21 March 2022, we celebrate BRAC’s 50 year journey. Recited at an event to honour BRAC’s five decades of helping people realise their potential, this poem was dedicated to over 100,000 BRAC staff members working across the world.
This series is a collection of insights from BRAC practitioners who have led responses to mass-scale crises across the world. We present key factors for other practitioners; healthcare professionals, governments and development authorities to consider in preparation, management, relief and recovery.
COVID-19 is creating unprecedented pressure on workplaces and economies across the world. While most organisations have a crisis plan in place, it is fair to assume that most of these plans could never get any organisation ready for what is happening now. Here are some lessons from BRAC on how our leadership is coping through the current pandemic:
My wife and I had decided to give in to the ever mounting pressure from my children and their spouses and finally stay home from 18 March 2020 – incidentally the day the first Covid-19 related death was announced for Bangladesh.
A significant number of talk shows and heated debates preceded the unveiling of Bangladesh’s national budget. However, discussions so far have remained among a particular group of people: business tycoons, intellectuals and the elite.