COAST Staff in Action

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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 D.net 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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Report on : Round Table Discussion organized by FANSA-BD

Meeting Duration and place : Sconference room of Department of Public Health and Engineering,(DPHE), Dhaka on June 28, 2012

Participant : Sanat K. Bhowmik

Introduction: A round table discussion was held in the conference room of Department of Public Health and Engineering,(DPHE), Dhaka organized by FANSA-BD (Freshwater Action Network South Asia-Bangladesh) on June 28, 2012. I participated in the discussion. The discussion was sponsored by DPHE, DSK, Plan Bangladesh, NGO Forum, Water Aid etc. VERC, Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Nabolok, BRAC, NGO Forum, DSK and COAST Trust were the major participants. The discussion was chaired by Executive Director, Village Education Resource Centre (VERC). The chief guest of the discussion was the Secretary, Local Government Engineering and Rural Development (LGERD), Bangladesh.

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Report on: A Workshop for developing Campaign strategy paper “Morjaday Gori Samata”

Date and venue: 28 June 2012, MJF Training Center.

Participant: Morshed Shahnaj Sharmin

The Workshop was started at 10.30 am with the chaired by Shaheen Anam, Executive Director MJF. This Workshop was facilitated by Mr.M.B.Akter, Oxfam-GB, Bangladesh. MJF believes that Gender is predominant issue in all spheres of development activities. The women class of our society experience gender disparity from the very beginning of their life. Illiteracy, low life expectancy, low rate of labor force, participation, no ownership of land, higher rate of unemployment, high fertility, mortality from a vicious circle adversely affect women in Bangladesh. As a result they cannot come forward as human resource so that they can contribute to the development without the participation of the women class who are 50% of the total manpower of the country.

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Report on: A Workshop for developing Campaign strategy paper “Morjaday Gori Samata”

Date and venue: 28 June 2012, MJF Training Center.

Participant: Morshed Shahnaj Sharmin

The Workshop was started at 10.30 am with the chaired by Shaheen Anam, Executive Director MJF. This Workshop was facilitated by Mr.M.B.Akter, Oxfam-GB, Bangladesh. MJF believes that Gender is predominant issue in all spheres of development activities. The women class of our society experience gender disparity from the very beginning of their life. Illiteracy, low life expectancy, low rate of labor force, participation, no ownership of land, higher rate of unemployment, high fertility, mortality from a vicious circle adversely affect women in Bangladesh. As a result they cannot come forward as human resource so that they can contribute to the development without the participation of the women class who are 50% of the total manpower of the country.

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Report on : Workshop on National Democratic Institute
Meeting Duration and place : Spectra convention centre, Gulshan 1, Dhaka on Jun 24, 2012

Participant : Abdulla Al Mahmud & Barequl Islam Chowdhury

Introduction
A workshop was held on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 10.00 am which was organized by National Democratic Institute (NDI) at Spectra convention centre, Gulshan 1, Dhaka. Basically this workshop has oriented for declaration of global principles for non partisan election observation and monitoring by citizen organizations. Before start Rishi Datta, Resident Director of NDI has short brief to us for this workshop. He told us, there are two basic objective of this workshop. One is to introduce the Bangladesh election monitoring groups with the international declaration of principles of domestic election ob &servers and second is to introduce different methodologies of systematic and fact based approach in election monitoring in Bangladesh. There are nine participants who have represent their organizations, they gave a short introduction to NDI authority on behalf of their organizations and what s/he has played role in that organization. We were present in the workshop on behalf of COAST. Some body also shared some past election experience in their working areas. Workshop has facilitated by Anstasia Siw, who has ten years election experiences around the world as election monitoring. She told that she observed Malaysia, Gambia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Srilanka presidential electoral process. All the mentioned countries have tried to follow GNDEM principles; as a result of the process they got a peaceful free fair election.

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