Orientation Meeting with Kishoreganj  District Administration and Stakeholders

Orientation meeting with Kishoreganj District Administration and stakeholders on the “Strengthening Family Planning Through Advocacy Project” organized by Kishoreganj District administration and SERAC-Bangladesh was held in the meeting room of the Kishoreganj District Administration.

The meeting discussed in detail the project aims, objectives, various strategies for implementation of activities and the role of the District Advocacy Working Committee for strengthening family planning services and improving the quality of health services, and exchanged views with government officials and stakeholders.

Md. Salim Miah, Assistant Director (Program), SERAC-Bangladesh, delivered a detailed presentation on the progress of the project activities and project introduction for the implementation as well as overall activities of SERAC-Bangladesh.

The success stories of budget allocation in other areas implemented by partners of the project were presented to all. During open discussion, the discussants stressed on the main theme of the project allocation of budget for family planning by local government (the Union Parishad’s budget). Everyone present assured cooperation for the successful implementation of the project activities.

Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Mohammad Shamim Alam was present as the Chief Guest, Mr. Mohammad Habibur Rahman, DDLG was present as Special Guest and Deputy Director District Family Planning Office, Mr. Mohammad S M Khairul Amin was present as the Chairman of the meeting. The President of the District Working Group, Mrs. Bilkis Begum and Vice-President,  and other members along with SERAC-Bangladesh staff including  Associate Program Officer Md. Shafiullah, Program Associates Salma Akter and Apurba Krishna Roy were also present on the occasion.