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.
SUPRO Media Conference on Declared National Budget 2014-15
Proposed budget in essential public services is inadequate to meeting the commitments of the government- SUPRO’s grassroots leaders said in the media conference.
The declared budget in essential public services for 2014-15 is not sufficient to meeting the commitments of the government- SUPRO’s grassroots leaders shared the concern as an instant reaction in the media conference immediately after declaration of budget by the Finance Minister on 5 June at 7:00 pm at the conference room of SUPRO.
SUPRO Demands to Emphasis on Direct Tax to Formulate a Pro Poor Budget during Pre Budget National Discussion Meeting for FY 2014-15
Sushasoner Jonny Procharavijan-SUPRO has declared to give more importance to the Direct Taxes than the dependency on the indirect taxes in the next budget of 2014-15. Lots of demands from the mass people have been approached in the seminar by the district wise pre-budget discussion. In the seminar, they have also approached to take into account the taxes from the people who don’t give taxes properly after reducing the dependency on the foreign loan. The tax authority can be countrified and the tax rules can be modified
To raise the voice of mass people, SUPRO organized its national level pre-budget seminar on May 08, 2014 at CIRDAP Auditorium in the capital city which was presided over its Chairperson Mustafizur Rahman Khan and moderated by former Chairperson and current Executive Board Member Md. Abdul Awal whereas Daisy Ahmed EB Member of SUPRO, delivered her welcome speech. A demand paper compiling grassroots demands of 45 districts was presented in the seminar by SUPRO Campaign Coordinator Shakera Nahar.
Budget Alliance Group Demands Participatory & Pro poor District Budget in a Press Briefing
SUPRO Celebrates World Health Day (7 April 2014) at National Level
Sushashoner Jonno Procharavizan (SUPRO) observed World Health Day 2014 with full enthusiasm and great exertion through a peaceful Human Chain at Shahbagh, in front of National Musium, Dhaka, where various likeminded NGOs, CSOs, Dhaka Campaign Group, Budget Alliance Group, Green Voice & Students Forum joined and expressed solidarity with the popular demands for ensuring health rights for all. On the other hand SUPRO district committee also organized rally, human chain and different type of programs in 45 districts to observe the day.
Speakers Demands Pro Poor Taxation System and Policy in the National Consultation on the findings of Baseline Survey on Tax, Tax Gap Analysis and Tax System in Bangladesh
Campaign for Good Governance-SUPRO has organized a National Consultation on the findings of Baseline Survey on Tax, Tax Gap Analysis and Tax System in Bangladesh in cooperation with ‘Oxfam’ on March 31, 2014 at The Daily Star Center.
Member of NBR, Kalipada Haldar was the chief guest where Conor Molly, ACD-In Charge of Oxfam Novib and Farah Kabir, Country Director of ActionAid Bangladesh were present at the seminar as guest speakers. The seminar was presided over by Chairperson of SUPRO Mustafizur Rahman Khan and moderated by GS of SUPRO Md. Arifur Rahman while Rubbayat Hashmi , a Researcher presented the findings of baseline survey.
Capacity Building Training Workshop on Tax Justice Training Module
A three day long capacity building training on the draft module of Tax justice issue was held at STAR Centre of SUPRO from 29-31 March 2014. 20 National Council Members, 4 District secretaries and 6 Staffs took part in the training. The Training aimed to give a clear idea on the draft training module which is being to finalized shortly.
AoC Chairperson Sirajud Dahan Khan was as resouce person and traininer in the training program. He implement his own MM Method in the training.
Draft Stretagic Planning Approval Meeting
After rigorous process and workshop draft of strategic plan was place to National Council Members of SUPRO for approval. On 28 March 2014 an approval meeting was held at STAR Centre of SUPRO. Maximum national council members took part in the meeting.
National Sharing Meeting of Social Audit Findings on the Situation of Primary Education
SUPRO organized a National Sharing Meeting of Social Audit Findings on the Situation of Primary Education on 27 March 2014 at IDB Bhaban, Agargaon at 3:00pm. SUPRO district secretary, district campaign facilitators, representatives of NGOs, CSOs, Media people and different stakeholders took part in the sharing meeting. Professor of Dhaka University Dr. Zia Rahman was the chief discussion in the meeting. Finding of primary education situation was presented by SUPRO Coordinator Md. Shariful Islam. General Secretary of SUPRO Md. Arifur Rahman welcomed all where Vice-Chair of SUPRO Ahmed mahmud Swapan moderated the Meeting.
SUPRO Organized a Sharing Meeting of its Five Year Strategic Planning (2014-18) with Development Partners
On 27 March 2014 SUPRO organized a sharing meeting on it’s five year strategic plan for 2014-1018 at IDB Bhaban, Agargaon at 10 am. Different development partners and likeminded NGOs took part in the sharing meeting. They also took part in an open discussion and made some comments and took opinion on it.