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First Social Development Partners’ Meet 2023 held in Kokrajhar

Jan 7, 2023:

Kokrajhar: The chief executive member of the Bodoland Territorial Region, Pramod Boro convened the first Social Development Partners’ Meet 2023 at the conference hall of Bodoland Territorial Council Secretariat, Bodofa Nwgwr in Kokrajhar on Friday. They discussed various social development projects that were partnered with the BTR government.

The meeting has emphasized the importance of consolidating and strengthening collective efforts and activities in order to ensure sustainable change.

Speaking on the occasion, Boro said, “It is now the time for us to work in a systematic manner — collate data, plan, train and execute in order to achieve the collective vision of building a peaceful, green and smart Bodoland.”
While thanking all the partner agencies for their help, he urged them to continue working together in order to improve the region’s quality of life.

Agencies that have partnered with the BTR government on various social and economic development projects attended the meeting.
Dr. Monica Bannerjee, CEO, Inter Globe Foundation, Dr. Dipankar Saharia (TERI), Shri John Borgoayary, Regional Head (UNDP), Shri Laxminarayan Nanda, Child Protection Specialist (UNICEF), Kuldip Singh, CEO, BRLF, Shrish Kalyani, Director, TRIF, Despande, Senior Lead, CEGIS, Bibhuti Nayak (Agastya International Foundation) and Shri Madhabananda Ray, CEO, (SELCO Foundation) were among the prominent members representing the partner agencies.

Deputy CEM Gobinda Chandra Basumatary, BTR executive members Ranjit Basumatary, Dharma Narayan Das, Reo Reoa Narzihary and MCLA Shri Mantu Baro were also present at the occasion along with Officials & local partners Bodoland University, CIT Kokrajhar, Nedan Foundation, the ant & NERSWN.

Notably, the BTR government entered into formal partnerships with the UNDP, UNICEF, Azim Premji University, Transforming Rural India Foundation (TRIF), North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach (NECTAR), Center for Effective Governance of Indian States (CEGIS), Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF) and other civil society organisations for radically changing the deplorable human development indicators of the district and to achieve the SDGs 2030.

TRIF has been supporting the Government in the launch of the Bodoland Development Fellowship Programme (100 Professionals) for System Strengthening, Good Governance, and Strategic Management (programme planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation). UNDP has supported the government to develop a framework for the achievement of SDGs in BTR by developing the Bodoland Vision Document (2030) and through the proposed establishment of the Youth Empowerment Services (YES) Centres. UNICEF has provided technical support to BTR for strengthening Child Protection Institutions, WASH Programming, Education Development, and Training on Positive Parenting. Similarly, CEGIS, Azim Premji University, NECTAR and BRLF have been engaged in various intervention projects as per their sectoral expertise.

First Social Development Partners in Bodoland
Bodoland Radab Headquarter in Kokrajhar town of BTR, Assam is the Number 1 Bodo News Portal of Bodoland (Officially BTR).

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