NGOs urged to design action plan in line with Covid-19

Dhaka, Apr 19: Speakers at a programme called upon partner NGOs of BRAC to chalk out a plan of action for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improving the condition of disadvantaged people taking the Covid-19 situation into consideration. They made the call while addressing a partner orientation workshop held virtually in the capital on Monday.
BRAC organized the event to increase the capacities of its partner NGOs as well as highlight the future plan of action and recommendation.
Hasina Akhter Huq, Area Director of Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP) of BRAC; Mohammad Ziauddin, head of admin, logistics and procurement of HCMP and others spoke at the event.
Md. Abdul Matin Shardar, head of Host Community Programme of HCMP, moderated the function.
Hasina Akhter Huq, in her address, said that their future plan of action should be designed giving priority to the issue of achieving the SDGs and improvement of conditions for disadvantaged people.
“Besides, we have to give importance to real and welfare-oriented activities so that the local community can judge those activities as their own. It will bring more dynamism to the activities in the future,” she observed.
Over 50 representatives from six partner NGOs of BRAC attended the event.
The six NGOs are: Society for Health Extension and Development(SHED), Programme for Helpless and Lagged Societies (PHALS), Alliance for Cooperation Aids Bangladesh (AKLAB), Jago Nari Unnayan Sangstha (JNUS), NONGOR and Help-Cox’s Bazar.
The speakers stressed on carrying out advocacy activities and other campaigns through online platforms due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation.
Other issues such as maintaining the safeguarding matter for protection of employees, maintaining Donor and BRAC values, and more transparency and accountability regarding the implementation of projects came up for elaborate discussion at the event, reports UNB.