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Oxfam Policy and Advocacy and Humanitarian Department jointly organized Humanitarian Advocacy Training at Hotel Dhaka Garden Inn, Banani, Dhaka on 24 - 25 August, 2014. 20 participants attended this two day long training from the partner organizations.

Claire Seaward (Deputy Regional Director, Oxfam Asia) ;Monisha Biswas, Policy and Advocacy Manager; Mousumi Biswas, Campaign Officer; Md. Abdul Quayyum , Media and Communication Coordinator; Mohammad Ali, Public Health Engineer- Coordinator; Md. Nayer-E-Azam, Humanitarian program Officer; Prof Dr.Mahbuba Nasrin of Dhaka University facilitated the training sessions which included overall idea on reasons of advocacy, different tools and techniques of advocacy, which consisted Problem Tree analysis, stakeholder analysis, Researches, lobbying, Smart Information Management System including beneficiary ID card, chance of duplication of the ID, how it will work and whole process of including information in this system, Humanitarian Capacity Building and response strategy of Oxfam, how Oxfam working as a humanitarian organization since the inception of Bangladesh, Oxfam’s humanitarian mandate, rights and responsibilities, how Oxfam keeps women at the heart of everything it does, Situation Report Analysis, How to develop humanitarian advocacy strategy as a part of WIN Roll Out plan and national advocacy strategy development process, Advocacy experience in disaster & long term aspect, Prospects of using social media etc.

A training entitled ‘Women’s Right in the Heart of Campaign’ was organized by Oxfam policy and advocacy department on 16-17 June 2014 at Proshika Training Centre, Koitta, Manikganj. The training aimed on conceptual clarity about the women’s right and gender with different tools, design and implement campaign focusing on women's right, be aware about importance of gender sensitive, MEL framework for campaign and feel committed to promote women’s right in our day to day work.

A total of 22 participants took part the training from different 22 Oxfam partners organizations. The training was facilitated by Monisha Biswas, Manager, Policy & Advocacy, Qumrunnessa Nazly, Policy Officer, Abdul Quayyum, Media & Communication Coordinator, Md. Safiur Rahman, MEAL Coordinator Oxfam and Hasan Mehedi, Executive Director, Humanity Watch. The major area of the training were gender, women rights, power and exclusion, gender and diversity, gender gap, gender equality, gender mainstreaming, gender in MEL frame work and women face in online media. In fine, the trainees were awarded certificate in the presence of Dr. C. S. Karim, convener, CSRL, Oxfam.

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