Sep 30, 2021 | Issue 19



CRI launched the 5th issue of policy magazine ‘WhiteBoard’

CRI published the fifth issue of its policy magazine ‘WhiteBoard’ in September 2021. It covers multi-sector policies e.g. agriculture, labor migration, community radio, good data and digital job platform in informal sector. It deciphers how key policy decisions over the past 50 years have transformed the agriculture sector into an engine for growth and poverty alleviation. It also examines the opportunities and challenges in creating legal space for middlemen in labor migration. The issue gives a gentle reminder to the makers and shakers of policies about the need to revisit their policy rulebooks.

Shockwaves of Assassination: South Asia 1975

On August 17, 2021, CRI organized a virtual discussion “Shockwaves of Assassination: South Asia 1975” to reflect on the darkest chapter unfolding with the assassination of the founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15, 1975. Veteran journalist of BBC News Sir Mark Tully and Bangladesh’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam MP joined the discussion moderated by social activist Aroma Dutta MP. Mark Tully recounted how he received the news of the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu while working nightshift in BBC newsroom in London. Looking back, the veteran journalist said that it was unusual for those planning the coup not to build international connections.

Hasina: The Vision

CRI has launched a special publication illustrating the values behind Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s journey, as she continues to lead Bangladesh. Sheikh Hasina is the longest serving female prime minister in the world. She has previously served as the leader of the opposition. In successive terms she has steered the country through a period of record growth and socio-economic transformation with her policy prudence, leadership acumen and political wisdom. She has inspired the nation with her new vision – to transform Bangladesh into a poverty-free developed country by 2041.

“Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale” screened on national and international televisions

Docu-drama "Hasina: A Daughter's Tale," one of the CRI's flagship endeavors, was broadcast on several national and international TV channels between July and September 2021. The highly acclaimed docu-drama was screened on BTV on August 15, 2021 marking the National Mourning Day. The docu-drama was screened by Kolkata TV (India) on August 16. Next, Ekattor TV, ATN News, RTV, Bangla TV, Deepto TV, Channel I, Bijoy TV, ETV, Somoy TV arranged special screening of the docu-drama on August 21. Duronto TV, Ekattor TV, Bijoy TV, BTV telecast it on September 28, 2021 marking birth anniversary of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

CRI-Young Bangla to host Joy Bangla Youth Award 2021

Young Bangla, the youth platform of CRI, is going to host the fifth edition of Joy Bangla Youth Award (JBYA) in 2021. The application for JBYA 2021 is now open and will close on October 24, 2021. The young changemakers, grassroots youth leaders and community mobilizers aged between 18 and 35 are eligible to apply for this prestigious award. Young Bangla recognizes young changemakers’ effort and contribution to the society and country. It also provides youth a platform to connect with policymakers and leading young change makers.

“Women’s Safety in Public Places (WSPP)” campaign website launched

Young Bangla launched ‘Women’s Safety in Public Places (WSPP)’ campaign website on July 15, 2021. Young Bangla is running the campaign in collaboration with UNDP Bangladesh and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP, State Minister, ICT Division; Amena Begam BPM, Deputy Inspector General, Bangladesh Police; Van Nguyen, Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Bangladesh; Susmita Paik, Deputy Director, NHRC attended the virtual event. Young Bangla shared some insights of a situational analysis on women’s safety in public places during the event.

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