Pavel Patha, from Dhaka
Union Parishad is the closest policy determiners of rural people. but their their relentless effort to make the country prosperous is largely unrecognized. there is big gap between the people and the right holders. but there are interventions to meet the gap. especially rural women with youths are coming forward. this is how the UP Chair, female members and other members have expressed their views on root level local government functions.
They were speaking in a media dialogue titles as, ‘Local Government, Media and Effective Participation’ at Dhaka Reporters Unity, Dhaka on 24 January 2017. It was an event organized by BARCIK with financial assistance from the European Union and Sida and led by Diakonia.
The event was arranged to share experiences gathered during ongoing implementation of the project, ‘Effective Participation for Transparent and Accountable Local Government’ with national level stakeholders, especially media and subject specialists. Members of UP Standing Committees on Family Dispute and Education and Health joined the event with a special focus.
The program was greeted by BARCIK development specialist Abu Rakib and Javed Hussen from DIAKONIA presented the background and status of the project at the outset. Dr. Md. Golam Yahia director og NILG, Abu Sayeed Khan editor of Daily Protidiner Sangbad; Shantanu Majumdar, teacher of Dhaka University, Avijit Roy teacher of Rajshahi University, gender specialist Rekha Saha, sub-editor of Daily Samakl Sirajul Islam Abed and environment activist Mohidul Haque Khan were speakers among other. UP chairmen and member from the 10 Unions of Naogaon and Rajshahi were explained their situation and demand the issues for effective participation.