National Council Meeting 2014
To maintain coordination of grass roots leaders and share the progress of implementing grassroots and national level activities with SUPRO National Council. National Council is a supreme body of SUPRO which consists of 24 grassroots campaigners. The meeting was organized on October 29, 2014 at SUPRO secretariat in Dhaka. 18 National Council Members from different district participated in the meeting of which 13 were male and 5 were female.
Capacity building training for master trainers (3rd & 4th Batch)
In order to build up master trainer on tax justice SUPRO organised two (2) batch training programme from 20-22 and 27-28 October 2014 accordingly at SUPRO STAR center, Dhaka.
In first batch training participants were SUPRO 24 district campaign facilitators (DCF) of which 20 were male and 4 were female. SUPRO director Alison Subrata Baroi inaugurated the three-day training program where SUPRO Training Coordinator Md. Shariful Islam, Associate Coordinator Tax Campaign Md. Areful Islam and Campaign Coordinator Shakera Nahar took part as facilitator. At the end of the training program an action plan has been prepared by the participant how and when the one day orientation would be organized in district level with the district committee members.
SUPRO Observed World Food Day’2014
In the eve of world food day 2014 SUPRO participated in global week of action of Reclaim Power Global Week of Action on Energy from 10 to 18 October 2014. As part of the Global Week of Action and to observe International Food Day on 16 October 2014, SUPRO organized a Human Chain and attended in a public gathering which is organized by Anti-poverty Platform at National Shahid Minar, Dhaka.
Celebration of National Income Tax Day 2014
“Ensure tax justice ensures prosperity and progress” with this theme SUPRO observed national income tax day 2014 on 15th September 2014.
In national level SUPRO arranged a day long mobile campaign which was started from in front of NBR office. In the beginning of the campaign SUPRO participated in a rally which was organized by NBR on that day morning. Through the mobile campaign thousand of leaflets were distributed in various crowded spot in Dhaka city. Through the mobile campaign nearly 30000 citizens have come to know about the tax justice campaign.
International Literacy Day 2014 observation
To observe International Literacy Day on 8 September 2014, SUPRO organized several programs in district and national level such as human chain, discussion meeting and rally. 45 districts successfully observed the day through above mentioned events.
SUPRO-DU Inter-varsity Debating Championship 2014
Dhaka University Debating Society (DUDS) and SUPRO jointly staged a very first English intervarsity debate championship between 4th September and 7th September 2014 at DU on promoting tax justice issue. The theme of the program is “Ensure Tax Justice Ensures Progress and Prosperity”. In the four-day long debating championship 40 teams from 24 public and private universities took part in the competition. This tournament would be held under the rules of British Parliament format which had covered several debate competitions.
SUPRO Executive Board Meeting 2014
To review SUPRO’s activities, give future directions and approval an Executive Board Meeting was organized on 5th September 2014 where 8 board members including SUPRO director as team leader of secretariat team, attended. A number of important issues regarding SUPROs campaign works were discussed and finalized through the board meeting.
Capacity Building Training for Master Trainers (1st & 2nd Batch)
Aiming to build up master trainer on tax justice SUPRO organised a three day long training programme from 26-28 August, 2014 at SUPRO STAR center, Dhaka. The training was inaugurated by SUPRO EB member MA Quader in the presence of Oxfam policy and campaign officer Dhana Ranjan Tripura. SUPRO board member Hosne Ara Hashi and the consultant of the training module Sherajud Dahar Khan also presented in the inauguration session. SUPRO Director Alison Subrata Baroi moderated the session. 16 persons including 1 female (14 district secretaries and 2 district committee members) from Lalmonirhat, Khagrachhori, Chapainababgonj, Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Magura, Pirojpur, Rangpur, Hobigonj, Bagerhat, Jessore, Jaipurhat, Gopalgonj, Khulna were the participants of the training where Shariful Islam Coordinator, Training & Capacity Building, Md. Areful Islam, AC-TJC, Shakera Nahar Coordinator- Campaign, Kriti Bijoy Chakma, AC- M&D, Dil Afrose Duetee, AC- N&M were present as facilitator.
Start up Orientation and Planning Workshop
In order to conduct social audit in 24 districts for identifying gaps of services for quality education and health are reflected through participation of grass root civil society, community and local administration, SUPRO organized a startup orientation and planning workshop between August 20, 2014 and August 24, 2014. In the planning workshop board member, national council member, district secretary and district campaign facilitator of SUPRO actively participated. In this planning workshop social audit tools, methods and techniques have shared with the participants.
National Seminar on Post Budget For FY 2014-15
SUPRO organized a national level post-budget seminar on June 11, 2014 at AS Mahmud Seminar Hall, Daily Star Building in the capital city which was presided over its Executive Committee member M.A. Quader, whereas Alison Subrata Baroi Director of SUPRO delivered his welcome speech. A position paper analyzing the 2014-15 budget and compiling grassroots demands of 45 districts was presented in the seminar by SUPRO Campaign Coordinator Shakera Nahar.
In this post-budget seminar, Mr. Mostafizur Rahman (MP), Primary and Mass Education Minister delivered speech as the Chief Guest; Professor Ali Ashraf (MP), President of the parliamentary standing committee on commerce.; Mr. Abdul Mannan , Former State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, Mr. Dhana Ranjan Tripura, Policy and Campaign Officer, Oxfam attended there as special guests. Mr. Rashed AL Mahmud Titumir, Chairman, Unnayan Onneshon attended as the Key discussant.