A workshop was held on Coordination of the Social Protection Initiatives of the NGOs and Civil Societies on 03 April 2019 at the Conference Room of the Cabinet Division. The objective of the workshop was to explore possibilities of aligning the social protection activities of the NGOs and Civil Societies with the vision and overall goals of the National Social Security Strategy (NSSS) of Bangladesh by establishing a more effective platform for GO-NGO collaboration. The sessions of the workshop was presided over by Mr. Dr. Md. Shamsul Arefin, Secretary, Coordination & Reforms, Cabinet Division. Mr. Mohammad Khaled Hasan, Social Protection Specialist, SSPS Programme gave a presentation titled ‘Collaboration between Government and NGOs in Social Protection:Establishment of a Sustainable Platform‘.
Participants of the meeting included officials from Cabinet Division, Local Government Division, Finance Division, Ministry of Food, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Ministry of Social Welfare, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, representative from NGO Affairs Bureau. Participants also included representatives from the following NGOs and Civil Societies: Action Aid Bangladesh, ASA, BRAC, CARE Bangladesh, Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GSK), HelpAge International Bangladesh, Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), MRDI, HelpAge International Bangladesh, Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), RDRS Bangladesh, Wave Foundation, World Vision Bangladesh. Mr. Md. Faizul Islam, National Project Director, SSPS; Mr. Aminul Arifeen, National Project Manager, SSPS and officials from SSPS Programme also attended the workshop.