YPSA organized a local level advocacy meeting with the GOs, NGOs and Civil Society under YPSA-Link up project at the Conference room of Sadar Pouroshova, Cox’s bazar on 30th November’15 supported by Link up Bangladesh. This event was chaired by Abu Morshed Chowdhury, President of Civil Society and ADAB in Cox’s Bazaar. Mr. Pritom Kumar Chodhury, Deputy Director of Social Welfare Service was present as chief guest and Anjum ara, Councilor of Cox’s bazaar Pouroshova, Advocate Nazrul Islam, Cox’s bazaar Bar, Shamer Uddin Mostafa, Divisional Coordinator of Link up Bangladesh were present as special guest in the local level sensitization meeting.
Representative of Civil Society, Journalist, teachers, Imam (religious leaders), Youth Club and different NGOs also participated.
Mr. Syed Assraf Ullah, Project Coordinator of YPSA-Link project introduces YPSA to the audience and presented the keynote paper on YPSA-Link Up program.
In his presentation he said that, Link up is the multinational (Bangladesh, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Uganda and Burundi) program which is funding by Dutch (Netherland) Foreign Ministry-BUZA. Link up has been implementing in Bangladesh by a consortium comprising Link up Bangladesh-linking organization of The International HIV/AIDS Alliance (IHAA)-the lead organization, Marie Stopes Bangladesh (MSB) and Population Council (PC). By linking up we would make a significant contribution to the integration of vital SRHR interventions and would generate important evidence to aid the broader SRHR/HIV integration movement. Link Up would bring SRHR interventions to existing community based HIV programmes and create linkages with public and private SRH providers.