News Update for the month of January-March 2023

Major Achievements of SOLAR Project:

In the month of January 2023 to March 2023, 286 members of Peoples Organization access to the support-services of the Local Government Institutions for their livelihood purposes, such as VGD: 92 member, Old allowance: 04 member, Widow allowance: 03 member, Disable allowance: 16 member, Pregnancy Mother Allowance: 29 member, 40 Day Work: 12 member, Solar panel: 04 member, Sanitary Latrine: 29 member, Tube well: 14 member. In this 3 months 346 families were involved in Family Farming, preparing organic fertilizer from sweeping substance and seeds preservation by the women 268 members. 1231 PO members got access to the support services from Agriculture, Fisheries, Livestock, local Public Health & Engineering, Family Planning and Health departments, access to electricity. On the other hand, 25 members hired land and cultivating by the different Peoples Organization’s (PO’s) members. 247 families were practicing organic Agriculture, HIP and Vermi compost. 06 PO’s members have started Fish Culture in Mini pond and 55 trees are planted by PO members and 238 PO Members have submitted application for KHAS land (housing, agriculture, water body, government housing) amounting of 8.35 acres.

 

Program Operation Cell (POC) Meeting Held:

Program Implementation Cell (POC) meetings of CDA are held every week to speed up the activities of CDA and achieve the targets. 13 POC meetings were held in the last three months (January-March'2023) in the Conference Room of CDA Central Office. In the meeting, presence of members of Program Operation Cell, plans accepted on various important issues including management, land rights and land reforms. Some important decisions have taken in view of the plan.


Fortnightly & Monthly Staff Meeting Conducted:

Fortnightly staff coordination meetings are 3 and monthly staff coordination meetings are 3 total six staff coordination meeting were held during the last three months (January-March 2023) in the conference room of CDA’s Training Center JON SREEJON Institute (JSI). Executive Director, Deputy Director, all managers, regional coordinators and program officers were present in the meeting. These meetings had organized to analyze the monthly progress report and presented the recommendations for the next monthly action plan. In the meeting, Monthly target and achievement of five regions had presented through multi-media. In the meeting, various important issues related to the program have discussed; reviewed/follow-up, decisions and necessary steps had taken to accelerate the program.

 

Publication of CDA:

Last three months (January-March 2023), CDA published some advocacy & communication materials such as,  78000 copies of JONOCHESTA, 1000 copy of CDA Barta, 1200 copies of poster, 2000 copies of leaflet, 200 copy of Annual Report.

 

The 143rd Executive Committee meeting of CDA was held

The 143rd meeting of the Executive Committee held on 26 February 2023 at the conference room of Community Development Association (CDA). The Chairman of CDA Advocate Md. Azizul Islam presided over the meeting. On that meeting, the Vice Chairman of Executive committee Mr.Manowarul Islam, Member Secretary/Executive Director Mr. Shah-I-Mobin Jinnah, Treasurer Ms. Selina Begum, Executive Member Ms.Rashida Khatun, Professor Dr. Saiful Huda (Agriculturist), Md. Mostak Hossain Chowdhury were present. Various issues of the program of CDA had discussed and some decisions had taken in light of the implementation of the program during that meeting.

 

Day Observation of CDA

In the last three months (January-March 2023) CDA observed International Mother Language Day, International Women's Day, Independence Day. These days celebrated through various programs in the working areas of CDA. A discussion meeting was organized in the conference room at the central office of CDA based on the days.

 

Training Organized by CDA:

In the last three months (January-March 2023) CDA organized training: 'People Centered Policy Advocacy'. All staff of CDA has participated here and the training supported by Bread for the World. Training was held in two batches from 16th to 18th January, 2023 & 12 to 14 February, 2023 at the conference room of CDA's Central Training Center JON SREEJON Institute (JSI).

 

Representative of Bread for the World visited in CDA

On March 24, 2023, Ms. Pamela Mescher and Ms. Astrid Linder, a representative of the donor organization Bread for the World Germany, visited the Community Development Association (CDA) and CDA's working area. After that, they discussed the solar program with the management level staff of CDA.

 

Quarterly meeting of PLANET was held

On March 31, 2023, People Land & Agrarian Reform in Northern Ecological Territory (PLANET) organized quarterly meeting in the seminar room of the JON SREEJON Institute. CDA Executive Director Shah-I-Mobin Jinnah chaired the meeting in the presence of 09 executive heads of 18 local voluntary development organizations working in 16 districts of Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions, especially in the northern part of Bangladesh.