3rd NFSP (National Forum for Social Protection) Meeting decisions

The 3rd NFSP meeting that was held in last 10 February has taken a few important decisions, which are to bring to your kind notice urgently. The meeting was presided by Rasheda K. Choudhury, Convener, NFSP.
i) NFSP launching ceremony which was earlier planned to be done in last January will be held on the next 24th February, Tuesday, 2015 at Hotel Lake shore, Gulshan, Dhaka.
ii) Ms. Meher Afroaz Chumki, MP and the State minister MOWCA will be the chief guest, the Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare and DFID Country Representative will be the special guests. The meeting has also urged to find another guest from the Ministry of Disaster Management since it is one of the top country’s social protection users.
iii) A schedule of the launching program has been drafted. The program will start at 10:00am and end at 1:00pm.
iv) Since the district social protection forums may not be able to participate in the launching program due to unsafe and disrupted communication, Dhaka based NFSP members should take additional responsibility to fruitfully organize the event.
v) As soon as the political situation stable, NFSP will organize another program involving local social protection forum members.
vi) In order to fruitfully organize the 24th launching event, the meeting urged that every member will participate along with 5 participants, at least, from his/her organization. This is very important, and all members are requested confirm their participants to the Secretariat (MJF) by 17 February.
vii) Some member-organizations have come forward to assist the secretariat in organizing the event; those are- COAST Trust in the media mobilization, NGO Forum for Public Health in designing of the printing, Democracy watch in registration.
viii) On the eve of launching, NFSP member’s list will be published. Members who are participating in the NFSP meeting should be the representative of his or her organization. If any change in the representation requires, members are request to inform secretariat. Also, all are requested to give the name of the 2nd contact from the organization.