LOGIN Asia Bangladesh Chapter Meeting held

LOGIN Asia Bangladesh Chapter Meeting held

A meeting of LOGIN Asia Bangladesh Chapter was held at the National Institute of Local Government (NILG) on 11 February 2015. Director General of the NILG Mostafa Kamal Haider chaired the meeting, while Country Facilitator of LOGIN Asia Bangladesh Santanu Lahiri facilitated the meeting. The meeting discussed in detail about the draft work plan prepared […]

HLP Working Team meeting held

HLP Working Team meeting held

A working team meeting of Horizontal Learning Programme (HLP) was held at the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) on 15 February, 2015. Joint Secretary of Local Government Department and Focal Person of HLP Shams Uddin Ahmed chaired the occasion. Santanu Lahiri moderated the meeting. Among other agenda, HLP activities were reviewed. Issues on future […]

Female UP members do not get allotment according to law

Female UP members do not get allotment according to law

For the first time in my life, I am performing the duty of a member of Zalma Union Parishad (UP). My mother was a three-time member of Dumuria UP. My father performed the duty of a UP Chairman as well as its member. My father-in-law was a UP member. My maternal uncle performed the duty […]

The compendium of Laws on Local Government launched

The compendium of Laws on Local Government launched

The launching ceremony of the Compendium of Laws on or having bearing on Local Government took place at the National Institute of Local Government (NILG). The Senior Secretary of the Local Government Division, Monzur Hossain, expressed that the compilation of Local Government Laws will ‘expand the knowledge base’ and work as an ‘eye-opener’ for the […]

A four-time chairman

A four-time chairman

Professional Statement This is for the fourth time I am performing the responsibility of a chairman of Tabakpur Union Parishad. I was first elected as chairman of this UP in 1988. After that, I was elected three times consecutively as chairman of this Union Parishad. After independence of the country, only two persons were elected […]

Working to make women self-reliant

Working to make women self-reliant

I have been elected a member of the Union Parishad for the second time. Firstly in 2003, and secondly in 2014, I came out victorious bagging massive votes. My cousin is a Union Parishad member. My brother-in-law (sister’s husband) was also a Union Parishad member. I read up to Class-IX and came out successfully in […]

Linking Arsenicosis patients to better treatment facilities

Linking Arsenicosis patients to better treatment facilities

The NGO Forum for Public Health in collaboration with the European Union (EU) organised a consultation titled “Linking Arsenicosis Patients to Better Treatment” at the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) Conference Room in Dhaka on 29 January, 2015. Dr Abul Hasnat Milton, Senior Lecturer of School of Medicine and Public Health of New Castle […]