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Day-long RTI Orientation Training held for Trade Union leaders

BILS in cooperation with UK Aid and Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) organised two day-long orientation trainings for national and local Trade Union leaders on Right To Information at BILS Seminar Hall respectively on July 6 & 7, 2019.

The main objectives of the trainings were to inform and discuss with Trade Union leaders about Right To Information act 2009, to discuss about the process of getting information from specific sectors and activities when information is not available according to demand and to utilize Right to Information Act in a view to protect rights of Trade Union and workers and establish justice for them.

These trainings were organised to provide practical lesson for making leaders enable to practice this act for their necessity and empowerment.

At the inaugural session, BILS Joint-Secretary General and Executive Director Md. Zafrul Hasan, Programme Coordinator of MJF Adv. Jafrul Hasan Sharif and BILS Director Nazma Yesmin discussed about the objectives and outcomes of these trainings sharing different success stories of Trade Union using RTI Act as tools.

Executive Director of MRDI Hasibur Rahman, News Editor of Channel I Mir Mashrur Zaman, Project Manager of Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at University of Dhaka Hamidul Islam Hillol and Deputy Director (Information) of BILS Md. Yousuf Al-Mamun conducted different sessions of the training programme.

Training programme for each day were divided into five sessions, where introduction to RTI, using of RTI, salient features of RTI Act-2009 and finding out strategies on using of RTI Act-2009 among the stakeholders were discussed. A group work followed by an evaluation was also included in a session.

Leaders of various national Trade Union Federations and local Trade Unions participated in these trainings.