BDCSOProcess to hold virtual conference Oct 6-8
Published : Sunday, 4 October, 2020 at 6:27 PM Count : 202
BDCSOProcess, a process forum of around 700 local CSOs/NGOs will held a virtual annual conference titled “Towards self-esteemed independent CSO/NGO sector” October 6, 8, and 10.
PKSF Chairman Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad will inaugurate the conference while Rashadul Islam, Director General will be present as special guest, informed BDCSOProcess in a press conference on Sunday.
The organisation's Chief Moderator Rezaul Karim Chowdhury moderated the press conference while Mostafa Kamal Akanda of COAST gave the welcome address.
Divisional leaders from across the country also spoke in the press conference, said a press release.
In his speech, Mostafa Kamal Akanda said that since 2014 Bangladeshi local NGOs have had participated in the UN-led process for the World Humanitarian Summit which has ended with Grand Bargain (2016) agreement that envisages localization, aid transparency, and participation revolution.
There was UN and IFRC led agreement of Principle of Partnership (2007) too, meantime INGOs have signed the Charter for Change (C4C-2015). In this backdrop and campaign, BDCSOprocess has been formed to promote sectoral unity in Bangladesh, principles of the liberation war, and to promote localization in the country.
Rezaul Karim Chowdhury said that the aim of the conference is to re-energize local NGO/CSO in this regard, discuss the latest international policy guideline on localization especially from IASC (Inter-Agency Standing Committee) which reaffirm the primacy of local actors even during this COVID 19 fall out the situation and to motivate local actors to be based on local/own resource mobilization.
There will be 15 international prominent CSO/ NGO leaders like Roberto Bissio from the Social Watch Uruguay, Ignacio Packer from ICVA Switzerland, Dr. Hany Al Banna from Humanitarian Forum UK, Prof Thea Horst from ISS and International Humanitarian Study Association Netherlands, Sudanshu Sing from India, Nanette from the Philippines, Howard Mollet from C4C & CAFOD UK, Smruti Patel and Koenrad Van from GMI Switzerland will take part as speakers in different sessions.
Leaders of Different leading network of the country like Rokeya Kabir and Joynta Adhikari from ADAB, Shireen Haque from Naripokka, Saheen Anam from MJF, Morshed Sarker from CDF, Rafiqul Islam from FNB, and Abdul Awal from SUPRO will be speak the sessions.
Around 500 local NGO/CSOs will take part in the virtual sessions.