On 26th January 2022, BEI organized a day-long Lessons Learned meeting in Khulna to present the survey findings, conducted by the trainees of the ongoing project titled ‘Building Capacity of CSOs/NGOs and Media to Promote Accountability in Governance and Influence Elite Opinion’. Subsequent to their training in March 2021, the trainees were engaged in a participatory research named ‘Accountability and Transparency Ensuring Good Governance during the COVID 19 pandemic: Stakeholders Perception’ and developed a report based on the field research activity. Trainees of Khulna shared their knowledge, experiences, and challenges faced during the project tenure while involving with the local stakeholders.
Forty six local stakeholders, which included government officials, elected representatives, members of civil society, non-profit organizations, and media attended the meeting. The timely initiative of Bangladesh Enterprise Institute was widely applauded and featured by the local media with much importance.
Following the lesson learned meeting, a "Facebook Live Discussion" was held in the evening of 26th January 2022 with the participation of seven selected trainees of Khulna. The program was live on social media (Facebook) to reach out to a wider audience. The trainees shared their opinions, suggestions, and current situation of the Right of Information (RTI) Act, National Integrity Strategy (NIS), and Annual Performance Agreement (APA). Amb. Humayun Kabir also joined the online session to share his opinion on the project outcomes.