On 28th October 2021, the WASH SDG-WAI Bangladesh subprogramme has organised the first Online Cross-Country Learning session on “Local Government Engagement in Gender and Inclusive Budget Monitoring Tool.” From Bangladesh, Alok Kumar Majumder, Country Coordinator, WAI lead the learning session with Saskia Geling, Program Manager from Simavi. The Participants were from Bangladesh, Nepal, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania, England and Netherlands took part in the webinar.
One of the WASH SDG implementing partners in Bangladesh, DORP shared about Gender& Inclusive Budget Monitoring Tool as their best practice. Mr Zobair Hasan,Deputy Executive Director of DORP (partner of WAI -Simavi) was the keynote presenter of the tool and elaborated how the tool is used to monitor the government’s WASH budget ensuring WASH services for the women, poor and socially excluded groups. Moreover, two local government representatives Md. Shamsul Haque, Secretary, Barguna Sadar Union and Azizul Haque Swapan, Chairman, Dhalua Union Parishad, shared their experience working with the budget monitoring tool. Besides, a CSO member highlighted the benefit of the tool for the community people as well.
Alok Majumder facilitated the whole session, summarized and thanked all participants with key way forwards of the learning webinar.
#washsdg #wai #budgetmonitoringtool #crosscountrylearning #simavi #bangladesh #budget #wash #lgi