Annual Review and Planning Workshop Activating Village Court in Bangladesh

Dec 2, 2017

Activating Village Court in Bangladesh (AVCB II) Project in collaboration with the Local Government Division (LGD) organized an Annual Review and Planning Workshop  on 30 November- 02 December 2017 in Habiganj, Sylhet, in order to discuss the progress of the project in 2017 and also design the workplan for 2018.

Mr Iqramul Haque, Additional Secretary, LGD & National Project Director, AVCB II Project, inaugurated the event. In his remarks, he mentioned about the Pilot phase, where the project covered 351 unions and in this phase, the project is working in 1,080 unions for activating Village Courts. He stressed the importance of Village Court Service spreading over the country.

Ms. Shaila Khan, Advisor, Business Development, and Assistant Country Director of UNDP Bangladesh emphasized on coordinated Management Information System, to have better coordination and cooperation among the projects, government and other stakeholders.

Among others Mr Emdad Ulla Mian, Joint Secretary (UP), LGD, Mr. A.H. M Habibur Rahman Bhuiya, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Law & Justice, Mr. Mashud Ahmed, Joint Secretary, LGD, Mr. Abdur Rashid, Joint Director, Mr. Saifur Rahman, Assistant Chief, LGD, Mr. Liakot Ali, Joint Chief, LGD, Golam Md. Baten, Assistant Chief, Planning Commission, Dr, Syeda Naushin Parnini, Senior Assistant Secretary, LGD, Mr. Saiful Islam, Deputy Director, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Division of Planning Minsitry, Mohammad Habib Ullah, Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Finance and 27 Deputy Directors Local Government from project areas, representatives from UNDP and AVCB II project team were present in the event.

The workshop accommodated thematic discussions, target versus achievements and scope of areas of getting support from various ministries to achieve these targets. At the end of the workshop, a Multi-Year Plan from 2018 to 2019 was developed.

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