Youth Conference 2023: Let the country be what the youth aspires it to be

2023-12-19T18:32:36+06:00October 16th, 2023|

Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh has been actively engaged in youth-oriented activities in recent years. As part of its ongoing activism, the Citizen’s Platform organised the Youth Conference 2023, a half-day event aimed at understanding the...

Citizen participation and adequate funding are necessary to enhance the local primary education system

2023-09-20T17:57:34+06:00June 26th, 2023|

It is crucial to address the need to increase the number of teachers in each school and provide subject-specific training to them.

নাগরিক প্ল্যাটফর্মের সম্মেলন: উন্নয়নের ভাগীদার হবার জোরালো দাবি

2023-09-20T19:43:33+06:00December 4th, 2022|

গৃহীত জাতীয় উন্নয়ন পরিকল্পনা এবং স্থানীয় পর্যায়ে উন্নয়নের চাহিদার মধ্যে প্রায়শই একধরনের ব্যবধান লক্ষ্য করা যায়। বিশেষত সমাজের পিছিয়ে পড়া মানুষের কাছে উন্নয়নের সুফল পৌঁছানোর ক্ষেত্রে এটি একটি বড় বাধা।

Youth Conference 2022: To be Drivers of Change, We Need Policy Support

2023-12-19T18:30:41+06:00September 1st, 2022|

The National Youth Policy of Bangladesh (2017) states that young people between the ages of 18 and 35 are considered to be part of the youth category. According to the population census of 2022, this age group makes up almost 30% of the nation's total population of more than 50 million people.

SDGs and Youth in Bangladesh: Present Perspectives and Future Outlook

2023-09-21T10:56:29+06:00September 1st, 2022|

The Citizen’s Platform for SGDs Bangladesh in partnership with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Bangladesh and United Nations Poverty-Environment Action is organising a day-long conference on, “SDGs and Youth in Bangladesh: Present Perspectives and Future Outlook” on 1 September 2022, in Dhaka.

Citizen’s Platform COVID Conference “Bangladesh Emerging from the Pandemic: Coping Experiences and Policy Choices”

2023-09-21T12:49:27+06:00December 19th, 2021|

Bangladesh is currently dealing with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic which has both impacted the traditionally “left behind” communities disproportionately and also created a new group of “pushed behind” people. The immediate impact of economic adversities has rapidly translated into health, employment, education and other socio-economic fallouts.

Citizen’s Conference 2021: Participation of grassroots people critical to ensure democratic governance

2023-09-24T14:39:40+06:00March 11th, 2021|

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Oxfam in Bangladesh have been implementing a project titled ‘Enhancing the participation of community-based organizations (CBOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) in democratic governance in Bangladesh’ with support from the European Union in Bangladesh. The motivation driving the project activities is to strengthen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) localisation in the Bangladesh context.

VNR 2020 of Bangladesh: Positioning Non-State Actors

2023-09-24T17:07:30+06:00March 12th, 2020|

The Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh organised a national Conference titled “VNR 2020 of Bangladesh: Positioning Non-State Actors” on 11 March 2020 in Dhaka. The event was organised in association with, eleven (11) of its Partner Organisations, ActionAid Bangladesh, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), HEKS/EPER, Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), Nagorik Uddyog, Plan International Bangladesh, Save the Children in Bangladesh, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), VSO Bangladesh, WaterAid Bangladesh and the World Vision Bangladesh.

Enhanced accountability at local level key to improve public service delivery

2023-09-24T17:44:32+06:00December 19th, 2019|

Enhancing accountability and widened space for citizen’s participation in the delivery process of the public services are vital to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh. A number of communities across the country are lagging behind due to critical challenges to exercise the rights of access to public services. Government needs to focus on strengthening coordination among local authorities and improving appreciation among local communities about public services to ensure smooth implementation of national policies at local level.

A disaggregated look reveals cracks in the achievement of SDGs in Bangladesh

2023-09-24T18:26:48+06:00April 29th, 2019|

A day-long conclave titled, Citizens Conclave: Four Years of SDGs in Bangladesh was organised by the Citizen’s Platform on Saturday 27 April 2019 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC), Dhaka. Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) as the Secretariat of the Platform executed the event along with over 100 other partner organisations of the Platform.

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