Recently, an Upazila sharing meeting and training session was organized as part of the GCC (Grand Challenges Canada) project. The meeting brought together stakeholders, community members, and project participants to share updates, exchange ideas, and receive training on various aspects of the project.
During the Upazila sharing meeting, participants had the opportunity to discuss the progress, challenges, and achievements of the GCC project at the Upazila level. They also shared valuable insights, lessons learned, and best practices that emerged during the implementation phase.
The training session conducted during the event aimed to equip project participants with essential skills, knowledge, and tools necessary for effective project implementation. The training covered topics such as project management, monitoring and evaluation, community engagement, and sustainability planning.
The Upazila sharing meeting and training served as a platform for collaboration, learning, and capacity building. It fostered stronger partnerships between stakeholders, enhanced the understanding of project objectives, and empowered participants with the necessary skills to contribute to the project’s success.
The event also provided an opportunity for networking and knowledge exchange among participants from different sectors and backgrounds. It encouraged the sharing of experiences and expertise, enabling participants to gain insights from each other and explore potential synergies for future collaboration.
By organizing the Upazila sharing meeting and training, the GCC project aimed to strengthen community engagement, enhance project implementation effectiveness, and maximize the impact of the project’s interventions at the Upazila level.
Overall, the event was a valuable platform for sharing knowledge, building capacity, and fostering collaboration among stakeholders involved in the GCC project. It exemplified the commitment to community empowerment, sustainable development, and knowledge sharing to address the challenges faced by the target communities.
An Upazila sharing Meeting (to determine effective steps to prevent child marriage) was held on 22 October 2020 in the process of interrogation of the GCC project. Among the guests present at the meeting were the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (Saghata), Upazila Chairman, Upazila Vice-Chairman, Upazila Project Implementation Officer, and Upazila Social Service Officer, Chairmen of 6 Unions, Journalists, Information Center Officers, and officials of different levels of MOMODa FOUNDATION.
The topic of discussion was to determine the effective steps to prevent child marriage. The negotiators raised various issues. They say child marriage is a social disorder and unjust. The Upazila Nirbahi Officer suggested holding a sharing meeting with the Kazi who registered the marriage. The UP chairmen attention to the UNO Upazila Chairman and said,
“We hope that child marriages will come down to a great extent if you provide fines and punishments to the Kazi who perform child marriages.”
The GCC Project meeting
GCC project intervention training was held at the Gaibandha project office.
Child marriage is a wide-ranging problem in Bangladesh where the factors driving child marriage are poverty, natural disasters, lack of access to education, social pressure, harassment, and dowry. To fight against this massive problem, MOMODa FOUNDATION organized a two days preparation training program of intervention from 20 to 21 September 2020 for a total of nine personnel under the project “Enduring more Agency and Community Surveillance Support to Reduce Child Marriage in Bangladesh”. On the first day, Program started with a briefing on the project and an in-depth discussion of the Randomized Control and Trail (RCT) method of the project. On the second day, participants were acknowledged with every stage of intervention and broadly discussed the main two interventions, birth registration certificate, and 333 Bangladesh government helpline number.
GCC project intervention training
Digital Data collection training for the HFDC project was held at the Gaibandha project office.
MOMODa FOUNDATION conducted two days training program on data collection and entry for a follow-up survey in the Gaibandha project office from 07 to 08 September 2020 under the project “High Frequent Data Collection: A Case Study of Bangladesh”. Starting with the facilitation of H.M. Masudur Rahman, Project Director, MOMODa FOUNDATION, he deliberated the ins and outs of the project. Moreover, Household Round Follow-up and Sexual Harassment questionnaires were discussed by Mr. Jahangir Alam, Assistant Manager, MOMODa FOUNDATION. This follow-up survey is managed with the digital platform of SurveyCTO.
Digital Data collection training