Social Development Partners' Meet 2023 held in Kokrajhar
The meeting was attended by agencies that have partnered with the BTC government for engaging in various social and economic development projects.
KOKRAJHAR: Chief Executive Member of BTC, Pramod Boro convened the first Social Development Partners' Meet, 2023 in Kokrajhar on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion he said, "It is now the time for us to work in a systematic manner— collate data, plan, train and execute— in order to achieve the collective vision of building a Peaceful, Green and Smart Bodoland." Thanking all the partner agencies for extending their expertise, support and goodwill, he implored them to continue their meaningful interventions in the region.
The meeting was attended by agencies that have partnered with the BTC government for engaging in various social and economic development projects. Dr Monica Bannerjee, CEO, InterGlobe Foundation, Dr Dipankar Saharia (TERI), John Borgoayary Regional Head (UNDP), Laxminarayan Nanda, Child Protection Specialist (UNICEF), Kuldip Singh, CEO, BRLF, Shrish Kalyani, Director, TRIF, Despande, Senior Lead, CEGIS, Bibhuti Nayak (Agastya International Foundation), were among the prominent members representing the partner agencies. Deputy CEM Gobinda Basumatary, Executive Members Ranjit Basumatary, Dharma Narayan Das and Reo Reoa Narzihary were also present on the occasion.
The BTC government entered into formal partnerships with the UNDP, UNICEF, Azim Premji University, Transforming Rural India Foundation (TRIF), North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach (NECTAR), Center for Effective Governance of Indian States (CEGIS), Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF) and other civil society organizations for radically changing the deplorable human development indicators of the district and to achieve the SDGs 2030. TRIF has been supporting the government in the launch of the Bodoland Development Fellowship Programme (100 Professionals) for System Strengthening, Good Governance, and Strategic Management (Programme Planning, Execution, Monitoring and Evaluation). UNDP has supported the government to develop a framework for achievement of SDGs in BTR by developing the Bodoland Vision Document (2030), and through proposed establishment of the Youth Empowerment Services [YES] Centres. UNICEF has provided technical support to BTR for strengthening Child Protection Institutions, WASH Programming, Education Development, and Training on Positive Parenting. Similarly, CEGIS, Azim Premji University, NECTAR and BRLF have been engaged in various intervention projects as per their sectoral expertise.
The main objective of the meeting was to consolidate and strengthen the collective efforts and activities in ensuring sustainable change and development in the BTR.