The mission of SUPRO is to facilitate CSOs and Citizen Actors for collective actions towards establishing economic, social, cultural, political and environmental rights as well as to bring about accountable and transparent governance system in different spheres of the society. SUPRO always focus to capacitate the grassroots CSOs and to encourage natural leadership. As a part of these two batches trainings have been organized for grassroots campaigners and CSOs leaders. From 1 to 2 November 2015 and from 3 to 4 November 2015 the two batches were scheduled for District Secretaries of the respective district committee of 45 districts. 39 male and female participants took part in the capacity building trainings. The training topics were on Budget Advocacy, Development and Good Governance.
Tax Justice Campaign is a core program of SUPRO. Over the years SUPRO has been placing urge to the government to formulate pro poor tax system. In this context, SUPRO, in collaboration with the Oxfam Novib and the CRAFT consortium has developed the research proposal on fair tax index in line with other two countries (Senegal and Uganda). To be more specific, SUPRO is now going to do Fair Tax Index (FTI)-research.As the final part of the process, SUPRO organized an idea generation workshop under this research project on 27th June from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in STAR Centre, SUPRO.
Mr. M. A. Mazid, Ex Chairman of NBR and Present Chairman of Chittagong Stock Exchange Limited and Mr. Towfiq from CPD were the valued discussant. Along them National Council Members of SUPRO, Researchers, Specialists and Development Partners were also present there
Capacity building is a continuous process to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills. Aiming to (i) review and renew of knowledge and understanding; (ii) to learn each other experiences, best practices and challenges; and (ii) to develop future course of strategy and actions, SUPRO organized 2 refreshers training workshops held on 13th and 15th June 2015 respectively at the SUPRO secretariat. 13 NC Members, 18 district Secretaries and 6 secretariat staff ( 30 male and 7 female) attended the workshops.
The events highlighted the discussions on updated data and information related to tax policy, systems, utilization of tax for the welfare of state and citizen, process of tax collection & payment, unwillingness of tax payment, tax evasion, illicit financial flow-transfer pricing, trade mispricing, black money whitening and money laundering. All these discussions moved around in the perspective of progressivity, equality and pro-poor. SUPRO director Alison Subrata Baroi, Training Coordinator Md. Shariful Islam, Campaign Coordinator Shakera Nahar and Associate Coordinator Md. Areful Islam, among others, took part as facilitators. Moreover 2 presentations of two projects one is in titled ‘Our Money Our Budget Universal Access to Public Services’ and another is ‘Promoting Tax Justice in Bangladesh (CRAFT)’ was presented by concern project focal.