A workshop was held on Coordination of the Social Protection Initiatives of the NGOs and Civil Societies on 16 June 2019 at the Conference Room of the Cabinet Division. The objective of the workshop was to explore the modalities of aligning the social security 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 Dr. Md. Shamsul Arefin, Secretary, Coordination & Reforms, Cabinet Division. The agenda of the workshop included: Finalization of formation of the committee for social protection on GO-NGO collaboration, Discussion on Action Plan for social protection implementation of NGOs and other Miscellaneous issues;
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.