Bangladesh Enterprise Institute in partnership with the Asia Foundation implemented a project titled, “Building Capacity of CSOs/NGOs and Media Personnel to Promote Accountability, Transparency in Governance and Influence Elite Opinion” from January 2021 to June 2022. Under this project, ten media personnel and ten members of civil society have received capacity-building training on the utilization of three legal instruments – National Integrity Strategy (NIS), Right to Information Act (RTI), and Annual Performance Agreement (APA) to promote accountability and transparency across communities and institutions.
In line with this, a National Policy Dialogue held on 11 June 2022 at Hotel Lakeshore, Dhaka. Amb. M Humyaun Kabir, President, BEI started off the meeting with welcome remarks. Mr. M. A. Mannan MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Planning was invited as chief guest. Ms. Suraiya Begum, ndc, Information Commissioner, Mr. Abdul Hai Sarker, Member, BEI Board of Governors & Chairman, Dhaka Bank Limited, Mr. Kazi Faisal Bin Seraj, Country Representative, The Asia Foundation- Bangladesh graced the event as special guests. Among others diplomates, bureaucrats, civil society members and media personnel were present. The guests shared their views on the importance of the policy instruments to ensure accountability and transparency in good governance.