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A day long workshop will be held on 29 December 2010 from 10 am. to 4 pm. at the CBCB Conference Hall ( 24/C Asad avenue, Mohammadpur, Dhaka).
The workshop titled `Privacy and Human Rights' aims at raising critical awareness, developing perspective and building capacity engaging the various stakeholders aroundthe issues of privacy and human rights.
Human rights organizations, election monitoring NGOs, media organizations, telecom entities, ISPs, ICT activists, civil liberties groups, journalists, NGOs and CSOs etc, are expected to attend the workshop.
The Aid Accountability Group, Bangladesh announces a month-long program for the broad implementation of the Accra Action Agenda, seeking to achieve greater and more meaningful involvement of CSOs in bringing change in aid effectiveness policy and practice. The strategy towards this is the capacity development of CSOs in order for them to initiate and sustain policy dialogue spaces that allow for broader and inclusive participation of various kinds of CSOs at the country and local levels and contribute to changes in policy and practice for aid and development effectiveness.
Voice has just released its plan, to be implemented from next month to the end of 2010 and beyond, regarding a national strategy for Aid Effectiveness Advocacy.
Voice invites members of the community and concerned parties to download the plan here and encourages comments and collaborations.
Unpacking the World Bank Group operations in Bangladesh in the Context of Climate Change and Development
Greetings! VOICE and Bank Information Centre (BIC). This is to invite you/your representative to a training workshop. Please find information below and also details in attached files.
Subject : Unpacking the World Bank Group operations in Bangladesh in the Context of Climate Change and Development
When: 2-4 March 2010
Where: The Catholic Bishops Conference of Bangladesh (CBCB), 24/C, Asad Avenue, Mohammadpur, Dhaka- 1207
Who to contact: Farjana Akter, Programme Coordinator, VOICE, <email@example.com>
RSVP: 8158688, 01712-990078
As the number of participants are limited for better outcome, please confirm your participation soonest as possible. We are only accepting participation through confirmation.
Looking forward to hear from you.
PEOPLES' RESPONSE TO THE BANGLADESH DEVELOPMENT FORUM (BDF) METING
JOIN THE PRESS CONFERENCE, REJECT DESTRUCTIVE AID
Subject : PRESS CONFERENCE
Title :Reclaim People's Power for National Development, Reject Destructive Foreign Aid
Date : 14 February 2010
Time : 10.30 morning
Venue : VIP Lounge, National Press Club, Dhaka
Justice (Retd) Golam Rabbani
Prof. Anu Mohammad
Ahmed Swapan Mahmud
Aid Accountability Group
VOICE will participate in the 2010 Amar Ekushey Book Fair held in Bangla Academy, Dhaka that will continue until February 28th. VOICE participated in the book fair, presenting about 50 items of its publications including books, reports, newsletters, posters and other publications. VOICE also keeps books and reports from national and international organizations with whom VOICE has been closely working.
The participation of VOICE in the Book Fair helps disseminate information valued by VOICE, more specifically around the issues of globalization, trade, aid effectiveness, ICTs and information rights, climate change, IFIs, food and agriculture and of politics. By participating in the book fair, VOICE is taking the opportunity to build a wider constituency and raise critical awareness among the stakeholders including teachers, students, politicians, researchers, citizen actors, NGOs, activists, researchers etc, around these issues.
VOICE and the Aid Accountability Group (AAG), Bangladesh are going to organize a Consultation on the 'Role of Civil Society on Aid Effectiveness'.
Date : 26 January 2010
Time : 10.00 am. to 1.00 pm.
Objectives: The objective of this consultation is to discuss the effectiveness of aid in the context of Paris Declaration of Aid Effectiveness and Accra Action Agenda (AAA). This national consultation helps promoting discussions, enhancing information exchange and consensus building and presenting opportunities for wider coordination and collaboration among CSOs. The consultation will also discuss on a sharper focus on how the civil society organizations can play a better role for the effective use of aid for development results as well as the role of government and donor communities.
Venue : Conference Room, National Press Club
Speakers : Excellencies EU Ambassador Mr. Stefan Frowein and Danish Charge de Affairs (Deputy) Mr. Jan Moller Hansen have kindly consented to speak at the occasion as Guests of Honour. Among others, Mr. Bo Sundstrom, Advisor, Aid Effectiveness from DFID will speak as a panelist.
The climate talks began already, and many of the members of `International Campaign on Climate Refugees' Right (ICCR)' are now in Copenhagen including Secretariat colleagues from VOICE, Bangladesh. We are preparing for holding the launching meeting of ICCR including other events. The launching event will be held on Friday, 11 December, from 1pm to 03 pm at Venue A-yellow, klimaforum. The experts and practitioners from the global south will be speaking at the meeting.
You will get useful information including a number of publications on issues around displacement and climate refugees.
Please book your time. You are cordially invited to the event. Your support and solidarity will be highly appreciated.
In case of contact over phone, please note down the cell number of Ahmed Swapan: 50492643.
A international campaign on Climate Refugee is going to launch during Climate Change negotaition in Copenhagen, Denmark. Currently, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal, Kenya, Ghana, El Salvador have all become members, and it is open to receive more members who are interested and want to be involved.
Title : Launching International Campaign on Climate Refugees' Rights (ICCR)
Type of event : Seminar
Where : Copenhagen, Denmark
When : 01-03 pm, 11 December 2009
If you need further information about the program please contact with Ahmed Swapan Mahmud (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A meeting will be held at VOICE meeting room ( House 67, Block-Ka, Pisciculture housing society, Shyamoli, Dhaka) from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. on August 24, 2009. The meeting will jointly be organized with Washington based civil society organization The Bank Information Centre (BIC- www.bicusa.org).
The areas where BIC is focussing on for its advocacy, campaigning and research are transparency, climate change / energy and extractive industries.
The meeting aims at discussing with different civil society organisations to understand their engagement on these issues and to identify areas for mutual cooperation and joint work.
BIC Asia Manager Jelson Garcia and Joe Athialy will attend the meeting. As an organisation engaged on these issues, and/or issues of IFIs, we cordially invite you to attend the meeting.
If you need any information please contact Farjana Akter, email email@example.com