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Sharing Meeting on Findings of the Research on Water Sector Transparency and Accountability

By farjana - Posted on 14 July 2009

Sharing Meeting on Findings of the Research on Water Sector Transparency and Accountability

Venue: Meeting room, COAST Trust, Shyamoli, Dhaka-1207

Time: 3:00pm

Date: 15th July 2009

VOICE will present the findings of a research on water sector transparency and accountability, a case of Mymensingh municipality. It will also screen a documentary titled Troubled Waters.

 

A seminar on Neoliberalism, Poverty and Social Protection Policies

By farjana - Posted on 28 June 2009

Subject : Neoliberalism, Poverty and Social Protection Policies

Date : 5 July 2009

Time : 10 am.-1:00pm.

Venue : VIP Lounge, National Press Club

Speakers : Eminent economists, sociologist, academicians, NGOs leaders and civil society activists

Organized by : VOICE

You are coordially invited.

Regards,

Ahmed Swapan

Cell No. 01711881919
www.voicebd.org

A Roundtable on Access to Information : Internet surveillance and censorship vs People`s Rights Protection

By farjana - Posted on 31 May 2009

VOICE is going to organize a roundtable on ‘ Access to Information : Internet surveillance and censorship vs People`s Rights Protection.

Date: 4 June 2009
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: VIP lounge, National Press Club, Dhaka

The objective is to discuss current issue- policies and implications of access to information focusing on internet surveillance and censorship in relation to human rights principles.

Experts, academicians, journalists, telecommunications specialists, engineers, economists, concerned professional bodies, civil society organizations, NGOs etc will attend the programme.

If you need any information please contact with Farjana Akter, Programme Coordinator, Cell: 01712990078

 

A consultation on World Bank`s Disclosure Policy

By farjana - Posted on 13 May 2009

VOICE is going to organize a Consultation meeting on ‘World Bank’s Information Disclosure Policy: People’s Voice and Propose Greater Transperency and Accountability’.

Date: 20 May 2009
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Venue: VIP lounge of Dhaka Reporters Unity, (8/4-A Topkhana Road, Segunbagicha)

The objectives of the consultation are to raise critical awareness among citizenry and also to prepare a set of recommendations for further improvement of the Disclosure policy to ensure greater transparency and accountability to its constituencies.
Noted that World Bank is going to revise its Disclosure policy and it has already posted an Approach Paper titled Toward Greater Transparency: Rethinking the World Bank’s Disclosure Policy in its external website.

Please contact us for more information! (email: ahmed.swapan@gmail.com, Mobile: 01711-881919)

VOICE roundtable: 'Water sector transparency and accountability in Mymensingh Municipality'

By farjana - Posted on 19 November 2008

Wednesday 19 November 2008

VOICE will organize a meeting to share research findings on `Water sector transparency and accountability in Mymensingh Municipality'.

Date: Wednesday 19 November 2008
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Muslim Institute Auditorium, Mymensingh

 

The objective of the dialogue is to identify the key features of water delivery system as well as draw attention to water sector transparency and accountability in the Mymensingh area.

The Mayor of the Mymensingh municipality will preside over the meeting.

This will involve municipality officials, local elected bodies, consumers, civil society including activists, researchers, academics, journalists, women groups, farmers' associations, local and national NGOs and members of professional bodies.

Please contact us for more information! (email: exchange.voice@gmail.com, Mobile: 01712-990078)

Upcoming Event: 'IFIs and Development Effectiveness: Linking Financial Crisis to Food, Debt and Climate Change'

By farjana - Posted on 14 October 2008

Thursday 16 October 2008

VOICE is going to organize a discussion meeting on `IFIs are the Major Barriers to Development Effectiveness: Linking Financial Crisis to Food, Debt and Climate Change'.

The objective of the workshop is to critically examine the neo-liberal perspective-- the policies and projects of international financial
institutions (IFIs), and its relation with food, debt and climate crisis. Also the discussion will highlight how the corporate globalization, the IFIs and transnational corporations make the world economic order worsen and create recent global financial crisis which puts negative impact over national economy and affects people's life and livelihood.

Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Location
: CIRDAP Conference Hall , Dhaka

This will involve a wide range of civil society including activists, researchers, academicians, journalists, women groups, farmer's associations,local and national NGOs and members of professional bodies. Eminent economists, experts and representatives of NGOs and CSOs among others will be present as key discussants.

Please contact us for more information! (email: exchange.voice@gmail.com, Mobile: 01712-990078)

VOICE to join the Bangladesh Week of Action

By voice - Posted on 07 October 2008

Please join the Bangladesh Week of Action (12-18 October 2008) against Poverty, Hunger and Unjust Development Paradigm. VOICE along with other NGOs, CSOs will launch a week long campaign against illegitimate debt and IFIs. It includes press conference, public programme, cultural show, seminar, workshop, rally and demonstration, poster  and documentary show, capacity building training etc. A culmination programme under the banner of Bangladesh Social Forum will be held on 18th October.

Please extend your solidarity. More soon.

Upcoming Event: 'Environment and Climate Change : Role of Asian Development Bank in Bangladesh’

By farjana - Posted on 16 September 2008

VOICE is organizing a day long workshop on 'Environment and Climate Change : Role of Asian Development Bank in Bangladesh’

Day: Tuesday 23 September 2008
Time: 9:00am-6:00pm
Location: Dhaka

The objective of the workshop is to examine the neo-liberal perspective--the policies and projects of international financial organizations (IFIs), and in particular to analyze the role of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Speaker: Ahmed Swapan Mahmud, Executive Director,VOICE, Avlash Raul, NGO Forum on ADB, Dr. Piash Karim, Brac University

The workshop will involve NGOs/CSOs from both national and local levels who are engaged in the relevant field.

Please contact us for more information! (email: exchange.voice@gmail.com, Mobile: 01712-990078)

Training on Economic Literacy: Voice debriefing

By voice - Posted on 28 February 2008

A TOT (training for trainers) on Economic Literacy and Budget Analysis for Governance (ELBAG) was held in Dhaka, from February 24 to 28 2008. The TOT, organized by ActionAid Bangladesh, brought together many different NGO actors of Bangladesh, including VOICE. The main objective of the TOT was to start an ELBAG process in Bangladesh to promote greater social mobilization, and the bringing together of various groups to focus on areas such as economic literacy, budget analysis, public distribution and the functioning of local services. The TOT learning process focused on a participatory method, with group discussions on the local economy, the household political economy, aid regime and its implications on the structure of budget, budget analysis, etc, and various activities like a budget exercise. The main facilitators of the TOT were Ravi Duggal, consultant from India, Thao Hoang, Regional Coordinator for Governance, ActionAid Asia, and Asgar Ali Sabri, Sector Head for Social Development and Economic Justice, ActionAid Bangladesh.

VOICE already published, in June 2007, a Manual on Economic Literacy, to support the ELBAG process by making the economic literacy notions understood at the grassroots level.