GO-NGO joint efforts needed to free ethnic groups from poverty

22 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Speakers at a discussion here viewed joint efforts of all the government and non-government entities concerned has become crucial to free the marginalized ethnic groups people from poverty in the Barind area, reports BSS.

They mentioned adverse impact of climate change has been posing a serious threat to the living and livelihood condition of the marginalized population. So, concerted initiative has become indispensable to make them free from all sorts of climate-induced vulnerabilities including poverty.

They came up with the observations while addressing a promotion workshop of a three-year project titled “Fighting Forced Labour with Adivasi and Dalit Communities in South Asia” at Tanore Upazila Parishad Hall Room in the district on Wednesday.

Agriculture Sustainable and Socio-economic Development Organization (ASSEDO), a national level voluntary development organization, will implement the project with financial and technical supports of European Union and Tradecraft Exchange.

Chaired by Upazila Agriculture Officer Shafiqul Islam, the workshop was addressed, among others, by Upazila Chairman Lutfor Haider Rashid and its Vice-chairmen Sonia Sarder and Abu Bakker, ASSEDO Executive Director Rabiul Alam, Upazila Fisheries Officer Shahadul Islam, Livestock Officer Rofiqul Islam and Youth Development Officer Md. Sadikuzzaman.

According to the meeting sources, the project will be implemented in 30 villages under Tanore Upazila in Rajshahi and Nachole Upazila in Chapainawabganj districts for eliminating the menace of poverty.