"Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), in collaboration with The Asia Foundation, is implementing a project titled “Building Capacity of CSOs/NGOs and Media to Promote Accountability in Governance and Influence Elite Opinion”. As part of this project, BEI organized a Lessons-Learned meeting on 22 December 2021 at Parjatan Motel, Rajshahi with the participation of government officials, elected representatives, members of civil society, media, academician, political parties, etc. A survey (purposive) report was presented before the audience by four trainees who shared their achievements being involved in this project from the beginning and also delivered some recommendations to scale up the process of building awareness, capacity and using the Right to Information Act, National Integrity Strategy and Annual Performance Agreement effectively to ensure good governance.
BEI also organized a Community Radio program on 23 December 2021 at Radio Padma FM 99.2, Rajshahi with the participation of four trainees who expressed their experiences with their involvement in this project. The purpose of the radio program was to disseminate the knowledge, understanding, and skills of the participants achieved through different activities of the project to a larger community. Both of the programs were followed by two separate grooming sessions in the presence of the project trainees. All the CSOs/NGOs and Media personnel well-appreciated the initiative and contribution of the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) to sensitize, develop their capacity and enable them to use the existing laws effectively within the democratic framework.
However, BEI held an Inception Meeting, gave a three-day Capacity Building Training on good governance tools enacted by the Government of Bangladesh (Right To Information act-RTI, National Integrity Strategy- NIS, and Annual Performance Agreement-APA) to the selected 20 trainees (CSOs/NGOs and Media) and conducted a participatory purposive survey at the beginning of this year before organizing these two closing programs of the project. "