The Dhaka CALLING project under the Promoting Advocacy and Rights (PAR) with the generous support of USAID and FCDO organized another meeting with the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives (MoLGRD&C) at the Parliament Members Club of National Parliament on March 12, 2022.
The Chief Guest of the meeting was Mr. Saber Hossain Chowdhury, MP and Chairman, Standing Committee on EF&CC. The Special Guests of the meeting were Md. Moshiur Rahman Ranga, MP, Member of PSC on MoLGRD&C and Chief Whip of the opposition party of National Parliament; Advocate Khodeza Nasreen Akhter Hossain, MP, Member of PSC on MoEF&CC.
The meeting was enlightened with the graceful presence of Kristin Walls, Office Director, USAID/Bangladesh, and Mr. Mainuddin Ahmed, PAR’s Chief of Party as Guest of Honor. The event was chaired and moderated by Dr. Dibalok Singh, Executive Director, DSK.
A total of 14 participants (men-6, women-8) including 3 MPs, 2 media persons, CSO, and community representatives participated in the meeting.
Two Memorandums were submitted to PSC of MoEF&CC and MoLGRD separately by the community people and findings of the ‘health study impact’ were shared with the policymakers to consider some specific issues not covered in SWM 2021.