BCC working group meeting was held on October 31, a total of 18 participants from Government and NGO those are working in the Sylhet Division participated in the meeting. Divisional Directors both from the health and family planning departments participated in the meeting. Dr. Mohammad Suhrawardy, Divisional Director-Health was present as Chairperson in the workshop while Mr. Kutub Uddin, Divisional Director-Family Planning was present as special guest. The secondary objective of the meeting was to share the existing HPN SBCC program/activities being implemented by the GoB and NGO in the Sylhet division and promote coordination for better synergy in implementing the 4th sector development program and attain better program impact.
In addition to the DGHS and DGFP program officials the meeting had NGO representations from the RDRS- Suchona Project, HEED-Bangladesh, SHIMANTIK, FIVDB-Sylhet, CNRS and USAID- Ujjiban were present in the meeting. USAID Ujjiban and CNRS shared their ongoing SBCC activities followed by discussions to find out way of better coordination between Go and NGO activities. The meeting informed all concern NGOs that they must informed concern government officials about their activities and not to do any things which degrades the health and family planning activities of Sylhet Division. The meeting decided to continue Divisional BCC Working Group meeting quarterly on rotation basis at Divisional Director Health and Family Planning.
In the closing remarks, the Chairperson Dr. Md. Suhrawardy, Divisional Director-Health expressed hopes that such BCC Working group meeting will profusely contribute in avoiding duplication of work by way of coordinated effort.
Next BCC Working group meeting to be held on end of January, 2019 at the conference of Divisional Director-Family planning. Divisional Director, Health suggested to include Deputy Civil Surgeon and one Assistant Director of Divisional Director of Health office as member of this BCC Working group. Dr. Md. Suhrawardy, Divisional Director-Health, Sylhet emphasize the importance of BCC as well as the formation of this BCC Working group. Concern NGO must have to be present in the meeting with ppt. presentation accomplished during the last quarter with reason of the achievement. Onward during the invitation letter sent out from respective directors there to be mentioned for attending the meeting with ppt. presentation. Common presentation guideline to be circulated to concern GO and NGOs through mail in well ahead of time before the next meeting.