Equitybd as activists in action

Report: Report on IMF workshop with CSOs Workshop held in 19-20 June’18 in Manila.

Duration: June 19-20, 2018

Place: Manila, Philippines

Participant: Syed Aminul Haque, Deputy Director

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is committed to being transparent about its work, to explaining itself, and to listening to the people whom are affects, and it engages with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Parliamentarians, Think-Tanks and Youth Leaders through information sharing, dialogue, and consultation at both the global and national level. Apart IMF recently has published it quarterly economic review report on Asia-Pacific region that will be shared in the workshop is one of the objectives.

Following the above objectives, on 19-20 June’ 2018, the IMF has organized a workshop in Manila with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Topics discussed included revenue mobilization, corruption and inequality. The workshop was held prior to the World Bank-IMF annual conference that will be held in Bali, Indonesia in October 2018.

The workshop was attended by 15 Civil Society Representatives from Bangladesh (01), Nepal (01), Indonesia (02), Cambodia (01) and Philippine (06 representatives from different regional NGOs). There are three representatives of IMF (Bangladesh, Philippine and IMF head office) also participated and shared their respective country performance in the workshop.

The workshop focused on strengthening CSOs understanding of IMF work on governance, inequality, revenue mobilization, debt, social protection and anti-corruption climate change and hearing their views and recommendations for the IMF on these important issues.[Click here full report]

Report: Asian Civil Society Space in Government Process of Implementation SDGs is little and facing barriers; Local, National and Global Coalition and Combine Voices need along with Positive Engagement with Government

Duration: 24-26, February 2017

Place: Thailand

On 24th to 26th February 2017 Regional Workshop on National Implementation of SDGsVoluntary National Review (VNR) of UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) held at IBIS Bangkok Riverside Hotel, Bangkok. As a representative of EquityBD I participated from Bangladesh. Around 43 participants from 13 Asian countries including representatives of UNDP and CSO from Switzerland and South Africa participated in the workshop. The workshop jointly organized by the Asia Development Alliance (ADA) and Asia Civil Society Partnership for Sustainable Development (APSD). Click here full report

A three days workshop of ADA (Asian Development Alliance) held from 14-16th August 2016. The workshop is participated around 60 participants from Asia and the pacific countries. The workshop has focused on the issue of CSO (Civil Society Organizations) participation and engagement in monitoring of the UN Development Goal “SDG-16” (Sustainable Development Goal-16). Here, the report has mainly put the critical learning from the workshop on SDG 16 issues. Please click here full report

Barkat Ullah Maruf has got the award of `Best Screenplay 2009’ from the Bangladesh Cine Journalists Association (BCJA). He has got the award for his extra ordinary work for the screenplay of the feature film titled ‘Priotomeshu (Beloved one)’. Priyotomeshu is the first Bangladeshi feature film produced in digital format.

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