Bangladesh Social Security Conference 2018 to be held in 4-6 November 2018

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Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

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Another great achievement, in this regard, is formulation of the Action Plan (2016-21) for implementation of the NSSS with concrete and time-bound indicators. The NSSS Action Plan details out major activities to be executed by line ministries till 2021. The Central Management Committee (CMC) on Social Security headed by the Cabinet Secretary assigned upon a sub-committee chaired by Secretary (Coordination and Reform) to complete the process of action plan formulation. The sub-committee, after conducting a series of consultations with stakeholders, finalized the Action Plan which has been approved by the CMC in its 11th meeting by the end of 2017.The Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme of the Cabinet Division and the General Economics Division (GED) of Planning Commission with funds from DFAT (AusAid), DFID and UNDP provided support in formulation of the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) of Bangladesh which was inaugurated in November 2015 with Hon’ble Speaker of Bangladesh Parliament as the Chief Guest. Subsequently the SSPS programme also played critical role in supporting the sub-committee in formulation of the NSSS Action Plan. Now the NSSS Action Plan needs formal launching to focus on the reform agenda of social protection by the policy makers, NGOs, development partners and social protection implementing agencies.

In the meantime, the SSPS Programme has produced a number of other research works and publications on social protection, especially the Background Research on Social Protection, which provided basis base for the NSSS, and the ABCD of Social Protection, which is a very concise booklet to provide quick view of social protection perspectives in Bangladesh.   These two publications will also be unwrapped in the launching ceremony.

The launching ceremony will be followed by a three-day conference and a fair on social protection where recent issues and achievement of different social protection implementing agencies of GoB and NGOs can be showcased and discussed. Hon’ble Speaker of Bangladesh Parliament Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP has kindly agreed to grace the ceremony as the Chief Guest, while Mr. Muhammad Abdul Mannan, MP, Hon’ble State Minister of Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning has agreed to be special guest. H.E. Ms. Julia Niblett, High Commissioner, Australian High Commission in Dhaka, Mr. Jim McAlpine, Country Representative of DFID in Bangladesh, and Mr. Sudipto Mukerjee, Country Director, UNDP Bangladesh will also grace the ceremony as guests of honour. Mr. Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Cabinet Secretary of the Government of Bangladesh will chair the ceremony.

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