Bangladesh – Teknaf Para Mapping Methodology (May 2018)
The Site Management sector, with the support of SM partners (IOM, UNHCR, ADRA and Solidarités International) conducted a mapping exercise during the months of April and May 2018 in the areas of Teknaf upazila currently hosting Rohingya refugees. The purpose of the exercise was to identify and map the boundaries of local paras, namely group of houses. In these areas Rohingya refugees live very close to Bangladeshi host communities. Para Development Committees (PDC), a governance system that encourage the participation of representatives of both Bangladeshi and Rohingya communities, have recently been established with the support of SM partners. The mapping exercise aimed to better define the areas of responsibility of the newly established PDC, and to support RRRC’s CiCs in the process of defining the new camp boundaries in Teknaf.