“It was a great time for me”

Md. Alimul Hoque, Care and Maintenance Officer (CMO) at Camp-10 under RRRC Office; a trainee. 

Bangladesh Centre for Communication Programs (BCCP) successfully accomplished a series Communication Training under the Emergency Multi-Sector Rohingya Crisis Response Project (EMCRP), LGED. This two-day training, held from January 24, 2024 continued up to January 31, 2024; was conducted in three batches focused on Community Engagement, Social, and Behavior Change, took place at a hotel in Cox’s Bazar participated by the Program Managers level of participants from the LGED, DPHE, RRRC, CPP, and other organizations. The closing ceremony, attended by Md. Mamun Khan, Executive Engineer of LGED, Cox’s Bazar, marked the end of this insightful program.

In his closing speech, Mr. Mamun Khan emphasized on the essential role of communication skill development in both personal and professional life. Mentioning the slow nature of behavioral change, he urged participants to apply the training insights in their professional lives. Mr. Khan highlighted the need to initiate change from within, stating, “People are not for me, I am for the people,” and expressed gratitude to the BCCP-EMCRP team for organizing the training for LGED, DPHE, MoDMR, and other related organizations.

While sharing their experiences of the participation Md. Alimul Hoque, Care and Maintenance Officer at Camp-10 under RRRC Office, expressed gratitude for the valuable insights into communication and behavior change. He also expressed, "In the last two days, it was a great time for me as I had the opportunity to participate in the training. I have gained insights into communication, behavior change communication, and professional behavior change, which are highly beneficial for both my professional and personal life. I intend to apply these learnings in the future. Lastly, I want to extend my gratitude to the organizers of this training."

Md. Mirajul Islam, Sub-Assistant Engineer at LGED, Chakaria, appreciated the unique experience of learning effective communication approaches. Nurul Amin from DPHE, Ukhiya, highlighted the significance of the training in bridging the gap between knowledge and practice what he has experienced over his seven-year career. Ms. Zinnat Ara, CPP of Ukhiya Upazila, expressed her newfound knowledge about behavior change and thanked BCCP for organizing this important training.

Mr. Abu Hasib Mostafa Jamal, Senior Deputy Director of BCCP and Team Leader of the project commended the participants' enthusiasm and acknowledged the collaboration with MoDMR, LGED, DPHE, CPP, and other government and non-government organizations. He recognized the guidance of the Project Director of EMCRP, LGED, and the Director and CEO of BCCP.

The EMCRP, a collaborative effort by LGED, DPHE, and MoDMR, supported by the World Bank, aims to enhance the lifestyles of host communities in Cox’s Bazar and Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) through infrastructure development. BCCP, assigned by LGED, provides Communication and Awareness Services (CAS) and enhances the capacity of program managers and frontline staff through a series of two-day Communication Training sessions. The inaugural batch commenced on January 24, 2024, inaugurated by Additional Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mr. Md. Shamsud Douza. The closing ceremony concluded with Mr. Mamun Khan providing certificates to each participant, recognizing their successful completion of the course.