Sushasoner Jonny Procharavizan-SUPRO is one of the pioneer organizations working in budget advocacy in Bangladesh. Considering budget advocacy as heavy task of pushing the government to be in track for ensuring economic, social and cultural rights for all equally, SUPRO thinks that in addition of having stronger network in districts, a national level alliance on budget advocacy is crucial to convey unified messages on the need of resource allocation and utilization for people centered development. Such a national alliance can also make the voice stronger and hearable to bring about changes in reality.
In the realization SUPRO has built up an Alliance named Budget Alliance Group (BAG) in 2010 with national level organizations for undertaking some joint activities to bring attention to the policy makers for pro poor budgeting and ensure maximum of its utilization. For strengthening Budget Alliance Group capacity in budget campaign and advocacy SUPRO organized a Two-day Training Program on ‘Budget Governance & Advocacy’.
Objective of the Training is to sharpen knowledge & understanding about budget cycle, budget monitoring, budget allocation and various concept of budget terminology and to equip with knowledge and skills on budge campaign and advocacy.
The two-day training program was started on 14th December 2013 at 10 AM where introducing ceremony was moderated by Md. Shariful Islam, Coordinator-Training & Capacity Building of SUPRO. Alison Subrata Baroi, Director of SUPRO, delivered welcome speech and explained the importance and objectives of the training program. The two day training program was inaugurated by Md. Mozibur Rahman, honorable Treasurer of SUPRO. On the eve of National Intellectual Day, Participants expressed deep condolence to our National Intellectuals by standing 1 minute. In this training program total 26 persons participated where 15 are male and 11 are female. Participants were from Budget Alliance Group members and SUPRO secretariat staff. On the date of 15 December 2013, taking comments on two-day training from participants and SUPRO Executive Board member Daisy Ahmed ended the training program with vote of thanks.