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Dialogue to Demand Declaration in Written Manifesto in Local Government Elections at Domar

Last Modified: 7 April 2021

Young people were organized a dialogue among union parishad election chairman candidate, Civil society and young people on election manifesto supported by Udayankur Seba Sangstha (USS) and ActionAid Bangladesh at Sunmoon Kinder Garten yard, Chilahati, Domar, Nilphamari on 25 March’2021. There were 61 people participated among them chairman candidate, civil society representative, media person and young people are 24, 12, 5 and 10 respectively of four unions. 10 female & 51 male were among 61 participants. Md Lutful Karim, Retired Lecturer-Einglish; Abdul Kader Ahmmed, Retired Lecturer-Bengali, Chilahati Government College, Domar, Nilphamari and Alauddin Ali, Executive Director of Udayankur Seba Sangstha (USS), Nilphamari were present as guest in this dialogue.

Objectives of the event:

  • Building awareness on election manifesto among election candidates and community peoples
  • Declaration of  written electoral manifesto by electoral candidates

Young people are developed an election manifesto with collecting community demands through 12 FGD under Bamunia, Gomnati, Ketkibari and Bhogdaburi union and they expect all candidate will declare written manifesto before election to ful fill community demand. So young people of Bamunia, Gomnati, Ketkibari and Bhogdaburi union’s organized such election dialogue. Azmira Jahan Dristy, youth volunteer present youth led manifesto in the dialogue. After the presenting manifesto, election candidate were speech gradually on their own manifesto and commitment. Niyaz Morshed, Chairman Candidate of Bhogdaburi Union Parishad said I have accepted your manifesto and also expect to organize such dialogue at open space to mass community people. I would like to declare my manifesto to community people.

Outcomes of the event:

  • All candidates were agreed and accepted maximum demands of youth led manifesto.
  • Some candidates has committed to declare written election manifesto.

Prepared by: Nirmal Ray, Project Coordinator, Action for Impact (A4I) Project, Udayankur Seba Sangstha (USS), Nilphamari