5 Day Long Meetings of Thematic Clusters on the formulation of NSSS Action Plan (Phase 2) held from 25 May to 3 June 2021

The Cabinet Division organized a series of meetings from 25 May to 03 June 2021 (five working days) with the objective of drafting the Action Plan (Phase-II, 2021-26) for the implementation of National Social Security Strategy (NSSS), which is a long-term (2015-26) road map for social security reforms in Bangladesh. A total of 39 ministries participated in this series of events – CMC Focal Points from ministries of participating thematic cluster each day. Due to COVID-19 situation, meetings were held on virtual platform.

The Secretary (Coordination and Reforms) of Cabinet Division, Mr. Md. Kamal Hossain presided over the meetings. Mr. Mohammad Khaled Hasan, Joint Secretary of Cabinet Division conducted the hands-on working session. The Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme of the Cabinet Division and the General Economics Division (GED), Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh with technical assistance from DFAT and UNDP is provided technical supports in the meetings.

Participating ministries/divisions of corresponding thematic clusters in this series of the meetings are:

Day 1 - 25 May 2021 - Social Allowance Cluster

  1. Ministry of Social Welfare
  2. Ministry of Women and Children Affairs
  3. Ministry of Cultural Affairs
  4. Ministry of Liberation War Affairs
  5. Health Services Division
  6. Medical Education and Family Welfare Division
  7. Local Government Division
  8. Ministry of Labour and Employment
  9. Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs

Day 2 - 30 May 2021 - Food Security & Disaster Assistance Cluster

  1. Ministry of Food
  2. Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief
  3. Health Services Division
  4. Medical Education and Family Welfare Division
  5. Ministry of Agriculture
  6. Ministry of Women and Children Affairs
  7. Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
  8. Finance Division
  9. Ministry of Social Welfare
  10. Ministry of Commerce

 

Day 3 - 31 May 2021 - Social Insurance Cluster

  1. Financial Institutions Division
  2. Finance Division
  3. Health Services Division
  4. Medical Education and Family Welfare Division
  5. Ministry of Labour and Employment
  6. Ministry of Social Welfare
  7. Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment

Day 4 - 01 June 2021 - Labour/Livelihood Intervention Cluster

  1. Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief
  2. Local Government Division
  3. Rural Development and Cooperatives Division
  4. Ministry of Women and Children Affairs
  5. Ministry of Social Welfare
  6. Finance Division
  7. Ministry of Labour and Employment
  8. Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
  9. Ministry of Agriculture

Day 5 - 03 June 2021 - Human Development and Social Empowerment Cluster

  1. Ministry of Primary and Mass Education
  2. Prime Minister's Office
  3. Ministry of Land
  4. Secondary and Higher Education Division
  5. Technical and Madrasah Education Division
  6. Ministry of Social Welfare
  7. Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment
  8. Health Services Division
  9. Medical Education and Family Welfare Division
  10. Ministry of Labour and Employment
  11. Ministry of Industry
  12. Ministry of Women and Children Affairs
  13. Information and Communication Technology Division
  14. Ministry of Youth and Sports