Additional Secretary Field Visit
Parallel to broader coordination strategies, Md. Zakir Hossain Akanda, Additional Secretary (Relief), Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief undertook a field visit to Khulna and Dacope from the 22-24 October 2016. The overall goal of the visit was to firmly position Nobo Jatra as a government steered program and increase ownership of the program at the local administration level and also strengthen the buy in from local communities and beneficiaries. A further objective was to meet the Nobo Jatra team including consortium partners World Food Programme and Winrock International at the Divisional office in Khulna, frontline program staff in a working Upazila and subsequently observe tangible Nobo Jatra activities at ground level and also leverage the opportunity to interact first hand with direct program beneficiaries in their local communities.