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Rights bodies demand equal partnership with INGOs

Published : Sunday, 20 August, 2017 at 12:00 AM  Count : 423

The local non-government organizations (NGOs) and the civil society bodies have demanded equal partnership on the development funds and urged the International non-government organizations (INGOs) and United Nations (UN) agencies to come out from direct operation and facilitate local NGOs for growing.
They have raised the demand at a seminar title "Strengthening Civil Society and Promoting Localization Agenda" in a city hotel for observation of August 19 as World Humanitarian Day. Bangladeshi NGOs for World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and COAST organized the seminar.

In the keynote presentation of the seminar, they have placed 15 demands including.
Rasheda K Chowdhury of CAMPE chaired the seminar while NGO Affairs Bureau (NGOAB) Director General Khondokar Rakibur Rahman, UNICEF country representative Edouard Beigbeder,  SCF's Mark Piere, Plan International's Orla Murphy, Handicap International's Reiza Dejto, Manusher Jonno Foundation's (MJF) Saheen Anam, COAST's Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, ACF's Nipin Gangadharan, Sajid Raihan of Start Fund and Nayeem Wahara of BRAC spoke the occasion.
Shawkat Ali Tutul of COAST presented the keynote papers on Development Effectiveness, WHS and the Grand Bargain policy outcome.
In the 15 point charter, they demanded preparation of partnership policies and code of conduct between the INGOs, UN bodies and local NGOs and they must work with existing networks instead of exploring new partners and local NGOs must come forward with self-esteem and accountability to local community.

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