SUPRO-Campaign for Good Governance started its mission of Budget Campaign for Pro-poor, decentralized and participatory district budget since 2003. Last one decade SUPRO has popularized the issue to the grassroots people and made them sensitized through various interventions both at national and district level. Now SUPRO is working in 45 districts in Bangladesh with 600 more networking members and has made strong demands of district budget through raising grassroots voices.
To lead this movement, SUPRO has initiated various capacity building activities for both individual and institution. As a part of this capacity building initiatives, SUPRO organized district level training workshop for Local Government Representatives at Pourosova Auditorium in Chapainababgonj district on 28 August, 2013. Md. Ruhul Amin, Chairman of Sadar Upozilla chaired the program. Among the distinguished guests Meyor of Chapainababgonj Pourosova Alhaj Moulana Abdul Motin, Chairperson of SUPRO Mustafizur Rahman Khan and Dhana Ranjan Tripura, Policy & Campaign Officer of OXFAM participated the program as special guest. Among the total numbers of participants (44) 31 were male and 13 were female. A brief power point presentation was presented by NC member of SUPRO M A Salam. Kriti Bijoy Chakma from monitoring cell of SUPRO, was there as co-facilitator.
Workshop with LGIs in Chapainababgonj
Sensitizing on budgetary issues and make them accountable to people, SUPRO organized training workshops for local government representatives at districts levels on Participatory Budget Formulation where LGIs representatives from Upazila, Municipality, City Corporation and Union Perished pro actively participated.
The participants have been sensitized on decentralized and participatory budget and developed their capacity on how to prepare decentralized budget through this training workshop.
LGIs representatives also expressed their ideas, learning and experience in relation with budgetary issues and provided their suggestions regarding participatory and decentralized budget formulation.