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Report of Training Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation

Duration: September 3-5, 2013

Venue: Club Himalaya Hotel and Resort,

Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, Nepal.

Prepared by: Sanat K. Bhowmik


I participated in a Training Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation September 3-5, 2013 in Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, Nepal. The training workshop aims i) to prepare Outcome Mapping strategy for ADRRN based on the strategic objectives of the network, ii) to train the ADRRN members on various aspects of Outcome Mapping and iii) to raise awareness and build capacity of members to adopt Outcome Mapping as Monitoring and Evaluation strategy for their organizations. COAST, Dhaka Community Hospital, Dwip Unnayan Sangstha from Bangladesh, Save the Earth Cambodia, SEEDS India, NSET (National Society for Earthquake Technology )-Nepal, SEEP (Society for Health Education Environment and Peace)-Indonesia, CDP (Centre for Disaster Preparedness)-Philippines, Care Society- Maldives, PDI (Participatory Development Initiatives)-Pakistan and Mercy Malaysia-Malaysia were the participants. The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Endah Nirarita and Mr. J. Benedict from MDF (Management for Development Foundation) -Asia. The Training Workshop is being organized by the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN). The program has been made possible with the support from The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). On behalf of ADRRN, National Society for Earthquake Technology – Nepal (NSET), one of the founder members of ADRRN is hosting this program locally.

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Report of VGGT Popular Manual Preparation Workshop _2013

Duration: August 26-27, 2013

Venue: NAFSO Training Centre,

Negombo, Sri Lanka

Prepared by: Sanat K. Bhowmik


National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO), Sri Lanka organized a workshop titled “Popular Manual Preparation of VGGT (Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure) on Fishery Workshop” during August 26-27, 2013 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. I participated in the workshop and represented Bangladesh Fish Workers’ Alliance (BFWA) and COAST Trust. Other organizations like WFFP (World Forum of Fisher Peoples) , NFF (National Fish workers Forum), PFF (Pakistan Fish Workers Forum), NAFSO were also the participants. This popular manual was initiated by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) in the context of food security and food sovereignty. CFS (Committee on World Food Security) is also involved with the process. The FIAN (Food First Information and Action Network) is coordinating the whole process for preparation of the popular manual on VGGT. The VGGT includes three sectors like land, fishery and forest. Here we discussed about the fishery. Other two groups in the same venue discussed about the land and forest. The objectives of the workshop were to i) enhance the contents of VGGT of fishery tenure, ii) rationalize the VGGT fishery tenure, iii) provide inputs to the drafted guidelines, iv) identify the necessary cases, v) find the ways to implement the VGGT, vi) identify the problems and recommendation, vii) deepen understanding of VGGT and viii) build the capacity of fish workers.

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Report on Enhancing capacities of fishing communities for resource management

Prepared by: Md. Mujibul Haque Munir

Venue: Sukumvit, Bangkok, Thailand.

International Collective Support of fishworkers (ICSF) is going organize a capacity building program for the coastal fisher of the Bay of Bengal area. The program will be organized in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia. In Bangladesh COAST Trust will organized the program in Cox’s Bazar with the support of ICSF.

During 6-7 May a planning meeting was held in Bangkok. All the implementing organizations’ representatives along with ICSF representatives were present. The main objectives of that meeting were to develop appropriate training modules for the programme and to plan for its implementation. Major ouputs of that meeting were e Inception Report, details of work plan, identification of participating groups, partners and locations, and proposals for training modules, training material and methodologies.

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Report on Regional Workshop on Access to Natural Resources /Extra Territorial States Obligations

Prepared by: Md. Mujibul Haque Munir

Venue: Nepal, Kathmandu, 16-19 April 2013.

The issue of Access to Natural Resources is quite common in this region. But the terms and issue of Extra-territorial Obligation (ETO) of states is relatively new. In fact the idea of ETO has been get a pace since 2011 from Geneva. Some humanitarian organizations have been trying to promote this idea and to ensure recognitions of this issue in nation and international level policy. Working in this regard in European and Latin American countries is little bit stronger than that of Asia and South Asia region. That is why the organizers organized this program to promote the idea among the South Asian development activists and academicians. In this short report I will try to give some brief idea about the issue, I will also try to give some summary of some of the key presentation in the workshop.

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Report on: International Conference on Fisheries and Globalization

Prepared by: Mujibul Hoque Munir

The People’s Coalition for Food Sovereignty (PCFS): It is a growing network of grassroots groups of small-scale food producers and their support non-government organizations (NGOs). PCFS promotes food sovereignty as a platform for research and advocacy, capacity building and mobilization.The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF): it is an international non-governmental organization that works towards the establishment of equitable,gender-just, self-reliant and sustainable fisheries, particularly in the small-scale, artisanal sector.

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Report on: Consensus Building amongst Relevant Stakeholders for Establishing Marine Protected Area (MPA)

Venue & Date: Hotel Shaibal, Cox’s Bazar, 05 August 2012

Participant: Md. Shafiuddin

IUCN means International Union for Conservation of Nature. IUCN’s Bangladesh works with member organizations and partners to improve public and institutional awareness of environmental issues and empower communities to judiciously and sustainable conserve and manages natural resources.

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Report on: Discussion Meeting about a Research on ‘Role of Microfinance in Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Livelihood’

Date and Venue: 17th July 2012, INAFI Bangladesh, Gulshan, Dhaka

Participant: Tarik Sayed Harun

A meeting was held in the conference room of INAFI Bangladesh, Gushan, Dhaka organized by INAFI Bangladesh on July 17, 2012. On behalf of the organization I participated in the meeting. The meeting was sponsored by Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerpen, Belgium. Paddakhep.

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Report on :Monthly Meeting of Climate Finance Governance Network

Meeting Date and Venue : 15 July 2012, Venue: BCAS conference room, Gulshan 1.

Participant : Mujibul hoque monir

Introduction: It was a meeting of the Dhaka based CsoP members. CFGN has 6 CsoP in 6 regions. So far Dhaka CsoP has 12 members. It was a regular monthly meeting.The meeting was moderated by Golam Rabbani of BCAS along with the Coordinating team of Dhaka CsoP (Atikur Rahman Tipu of CDP and Nadia Jabin Malik (Water Aid)

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Report on: RTI Forum meeting

Date and venue: 09 July 2012, Manusher Jonno Foundation Auditorium.

Participant: Mujibul Hoque Monir

The meeting was started with thanks from Ms Sanjida while Shaheen Anam was in the chair. Among others Dr. Iftequaruzzaman of TIB, Anannya Rahman of and Mr. Mukul of MRDI were present.

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Report on: Women Leading for Gender-Responsive Governance

Date and venue: 08 July 2012, Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel, Airport Road, Dhaka

Participant: Morshed Shahnaj Sharmin

USAID and The ASIA Foundation jointly organized a regional conference on the role of women MPs in advancing gender-responsive governance in South Asia. The South Asia Women Parliamentarians’ Conference will be held on July 8-11 in Dhaka, and over 100 women MPs from Afganistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Srilanka, Pakistan and other high ranking government officials and stake holders will attend.

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