BRAC's Executive Director Asif Saleh has called for bringing dynamism to partner NGOs by increasing their existing capacities to improve the socio-economic conditions of disadvantaged people.
It is also important to look into how effectively and realistically those capacities can be utilised in emergency humanitarian assistance activities, he observed.
Mr Saleh made the remark while exchanging views with senior management officials of BRAC’s partner NGOs at Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP) Regional Office of BRAC in Cox’s Bazar district town on Wednesday afternoon.
Sajedul Hasan, Director of Humanitarian Programme of BRAC, K.A.M Morshed, Senior Director of Advocacy for Social Change, Migration and Partnership Strengthening Unit, Hasina Akhter Huq, Area Director of HCMP, and others were present on the occasion.
Asif Saleh said, we have to give importance to our own development plans along with suggestions and development plans of international development organisations.
He suggested designing a plan of action for improving the conditions of deprived sections of people taking their basic demands and problems into consideration.
“We need to fix targets as per importance in the days to come. The two things--strategic partnership and implementing capacity—must be considered in this regard. Then it would help us in bringing dynamism in future activities”, he added.
Over 20 representatives, including top officials of six partner NGOs of BRAC, attended the meeting.
The six partner NGOs are Society for Health Extension and Development (SHED), Programme for Helpless And Lagged Societies (PHALS), Alliance for Cooperation and Legal Aid Bangladesh (ACLAB), Gago Nari Unnayon Sangstha (JNUS), NONGOR, and Help Cox’s Bazar.
Representatives of the NGOs appreciated the steps taken up by BRAC for improving the ways of living of local people.
They also stressed taking long term projects by BRAC.
In a bid to face the future challenge, top BRAC officials underscored formulating a budget, bringing dynamism and ensuring transparency keeping in view the programme’s objectives and limitation of resources.
Earlier, the BRAC ED delivered motivational speeches for the senior management team of HCMP of BRAC.
He also wanted to know from them about the challenges and progress of different activities of BRAC including health, education, water and sanitation, child protection, and their future plan.
Senior officials informed the ED about the progress of different sectors under the HCMP.