RED Research Dissemination at field level
BRAC Research and Evaluation Division (RED) organised dissemination of research findings at field level in January 2016 by. RED mainly evaluates and conducts research on different programmes of BRAC with an aim to improve performance of these programmes. RED always emphasises the importance of dissemination of research findings among the programme staff as they are the implementers of programmes. As a part of this, two dissemination workshops one at Faridpur and another at Barisal were organised. The workshops roused great enthusiasm among the field staff who came from different upazilas and corners of their respective region. Not only the staff of BRAC from different programmes of BRAC like HNPP, CEP, TUP, BEP, TB, WASH and HRLS were present, the workshops witnessed a good participation of government officials representing different line ministries and also included teachers, NGO officials and journalists in large numbers.
The first research dissemination workshop was organised on 25th January 2016 at Faridpur BLC. Mr. Md Abdur Rahid, Additional District Commissioner of Faridpur was present as the Chief Guest and Prof. Jahangir Chowdhury, Principal of Faridpur Medical College was present as the Special Guest. The second workshop was organised in Barisal BLC. The Additional Divisional Commissioner of Barisal, Mr. Md Nurul Alam was present as the Chief Guest while the Additional District Commissioner of Barisal, Mr Md Abul Kalam Azad was present as the Special Guest. Both the workshops were presided over by Prof Abdul Bayes, Director, BRAC Research and Evaluation Division. Mr Samir Ranjan Nath, Programme Head, RED facilitated the workshops and Dr.Mahfuzar Rahman, Programme Head, RED delivered the vote of thanks.
In the dissemination workshop findings of the following 6 studies were presented by 6 researchers of RED: “Role of stakeholders in promoting breastfeeding in the light of the Breast Milk Substitutes (BMS) Law- 2013 in rural areas of Bangladesh” by Fahmida Akter, “Moving from MDG to SDG: Accelerate progress for quality primary education” by Utpal Mallik, “Unifying Social Identity: Community Skilled Birth Attendants” by Ashrafuzzaman Khan, “Can specially designed WATSAN-agriculture interventions with school students make any difference? Experimental evidences for behavioural changes and health impact” by Tahsina Naz Khan, “Addressing Ultra Poverty in a sustainable manner: Evidence from BRAC’s ultra poor programme” by Jinnat Ara and “Realizing Access to Justice in Bangladesh: An Analysis of the Contributions of BRAC’s Human Rights and Legal Services Programme” by Syeda Sitwat Shahed.