Inauguration of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Local Governance Programme – Sharique Phase IV

The inception meeting of phase IV of SDC Local Governance Programme SHARIQUE was held in AMARI Hotel on 11 December 2017. 
The meeting was organised to inaugurate the activities of Sharique Phase IV. Sharique, which started in 2006, is a mandated project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and is being implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation.   Sharique aims to contribute to the empowerment of local citizens to make inclusive, gender sensitive and pro-poor collective choices and also to enhance the capacity of Union Parishads to deliver more accountable, responsive and capable local government.  
Mr. Abdul Malek, Honourable Secretary of the Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives, attended the meeting as Chief Guest. The Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh, H.E. René Holenstein was the Special Guest of this meeting. Relevant senior government and other officials, academics, researchers and experts, representatives of the donor agencies, civil society members and NGOs attended the meeting.

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