Bangladesh Pre Consultation on 2nd World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Asia Pacific Conference : The Progr

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AHM Bazlur Rahman S21BR
Dhaka, Bangladesh

It is our immense pleasure to inform you that Bangladesh Pre Consultation on 2nd World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Asia Pacific Conference (Bangalore, India) will be held on 13 February 2010 at 10: 00 AM to 2:00 PM. The focus of the consultation is the Progress of Community Radio in Bangladesh.

Honorable Secretary for Ministry of Information Dr. Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury has kindly consented to be present as Chief Guest in the Pre Consultation.

The Pre Consultation will organized by Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) with support from UNICEF Bangladesh

The 2nd World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters – Asia Pacific (AMARC-AP) Conference: Community radio for Sustainable Development and Good Governance will bring together community radio broadcasters, activists, academics, policy makers, and representatives of the donor community and governments to review the development of the community broadcasting in the Asia Pacific region in the last 4 years.

It will take a careful look at thematic areas of development such as the empowerment of women within the CR sector, the role of community broadcasting in peace building, it’s role in the face of global climate change and at times of natural disasters as well as for poverty eradication. The regional conference will address practical issues such as capacity building in areas of management, technology, community participation, monitoring and evaluation, media convergence, and networking and the conference will recommend steps that will ensure the way forward for the CR sector in the region.

The overall theme of the Bangladesh Pre Consultation will be the progress of community radio in Bangladesh. There are both challenges and opportunities to establish community radio in Bangladesh. Lots of initiatives are under processing and hopes are there to have community broadcasting soon.

This consultation will create an enabling environment for initiators, advocates, academicians, practitioners, development partners and researchers to interact with policy makers and implementers. This intended coalition will generate idea and working partnership for better and effective community broadcasting system in the country. Broadly MDG and our own development roadmap will be focused as well to address in the said broadcasting system.

Distinguished Member of Parliament (MP), Policy–Makers and Representatives from Government, Media, Academia, CSOs, and Corporate Sector are expected to join the Bangladesh Pre Consultation. Outputs of Bangladesh Pre Consultation will present to 2nd World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) Asia Pacific Conference (Bangalore, India) on 20-23 February, 2010. We strongly believe, Outputs of Bangladesh Pre Consultation will add a new and positive dimension towards building the knowledge based society and Digital Bangladesh through Community Radio in Bangladesh.

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