In emergencies, community members take the lead in responding, making community engagement important for both the host community and FDMN
BCCP initiated Communication Training under the Emergency Multi-Sector Rohingya Crisis Response Project (EMCRP), LGED, on January 24, 2024. The opening ceremony, chaired by Mr. Mamun Khan, Executive Engineer of LGED, Cox’s Bazar, featured Mr. Md. Shamsud Douza, Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner, MoDMR, as Chief Guest.
In the inauguration speech Mr. Douza addressed “Communication is required in every sector like personal life, office or any institutions, effective communication may be considered as the key to success! In emergencies, community members take the lead in responding, making community engagement important for both the host community and FDMN, so this Communication Training focusing Community Engagement, Social and Behavior Change will be very useful for the participants”.
Chair of this event Mr. Khan stressed the importance of applying training knowledge for ongoing benefit and enhancing the value of infrastructure development through government services. He underscored the significance of communication and awareness, urging participants to maintain focus during the training.
"BCCP embarked on its journey by collaborating with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Today, our commitment to social development through strategic communication and community engagement is further strengthened by extensive partnerships with various Directorates, Departments, and Units under different Ministries of Bangladesh, as well as with NGOs. We are delighted to collaborate with LGED, DPHE, and the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), expressing gratitude to the honorable Project Director of EMCRP-LGED and Additional Chief Engineer of LGED Mr. Javed Karim for his excellent support. The positive interest from authorities in nominating participants and the favorable responses during pre-training communications leave us optimistic about the effectiveness of our training courses.” said Mr. Abu Hasib Mostafa Jamal, Senior Deputy Director of BCCP and the Team Leader of this project.
The EMCRP, a collaborative effort by LGED, DPHE, and MoDMR, with World Bank support, aims to improve the lifestyles of both 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 enhancing the capacity of program managers and frontline staff from LGED, DPHE, MoDMR, and related organizations in communication, community engagement, and social behavior change by conducting series of a two-day duration Communication Training focusing on Community Engagement, Social, and Behavior Change at a hotel in Cox’s Bazar, with participants from LGED, DPHE, RRRC, CPP, and other organizations.