CLPA Trust works with key public health advocates and organizations to shape public policy to address public health concerns in Bangladesh. CLPA Trust also working on other critical public health issues including public health and emergency preparedness, food safety, hunger and nutrition, climate change and other environmental health issues, public health infrastructure, disease control, international health, NCDs, and tobacco control.
CLPA is an organization whose mission is to protect, preserve and Bangladesh Environment through education, policy reform, agency advocacy, and public interest litigation. CLPA Trust brings a new form of creative public advocacy effectively linking environmental progress and economic development that improves the quality of life in our communities.
Our Civic education program develops to educating citizens on their rights, responsibilities, and duties to empower and motivate them to identify what areas of the political and governance processes they can effectively participate in; what they can do to influence political outcomes and thereby improve the quality of governance at both local and national levels. CLPA Civic education program base on the social media campaign to educate youth about the rights, encourage people to participate govt. law and policy development process.
Our ICT4D and Rights program has developed to ensure people access to the govt. system. CLPA aware people about govt. ICT4D facilitate, provide support to use. CLPA collecting people’s challenges and run policy advocacy to fixed. CLPA and cloud systems jointly develop apps to ensure people access.
Road accident is an alarming problem in transportation system which directly sentenced to death, injury and property damage. Inadequate plans for law implementation, lack of proper management are the reasons for road accidents in Bangladesh. Most of the drives come to this profession from informal education. We are working to implement the Road safety act to save people’s life.
CLPA community intervention program develops with partners mainly focus on Health Program and life-skill training for children. Those programs jointly running different NGOs in Bangladesh. CLPA closely working to bring the community level learning at the national level. Policy Advocacy
CLPA team has expertise in Policy review and research. Our team provides support to CSO and NGOs to review policy as per their requirement. CLPA has some remarkable policy research on Water law, NCDs related law, Urbanization, Public Transport, Safe Food law and Policy in Bangladesh, Environment Court of Bangladesh, and Health Right in Bangladesh, HIV patient Rights, Pedestrian Rights and E-waste in Bangladesh.
CLPA policy advocacy focuses on Public Health, Environment, Protect to Child, Civic Education, ICT4D, and Rights. CLPA has continued support to friends CSO groups to prepared policy mapping; develop policy briefing and advocacy campaigns. CLPA regularly sensitize policy and decision-makers about the CLPA focus issues. CLPA is the founding member of the Sustainable Development Network of Bangladesh. A platform of 100 NGOs. We are working closely to the proper implementation of SDGs in Bangladesh.
Media advocacy is one of the key tools of CLPA. We are also regularly responding to different policy issues throughout the other media.
To aware of the youth of the Environment law and court of Bangladesh Center for Law and Policy Affairs and Human Rights Advocacy Cell, Dhaka International University organized a workshop on Environment Law and Court.
During the workshop, the presenter discusses the challenges of the implementation of environmental law. Speakers said the Environment Court in Dhaka and Chittagong remains somewhat ‘inactive’ due to different reasons.
The court had been set up to deal with cases concerning environmental issues. A public prosecutor and officials of various designations were appointed to conduct the proceedings. But currently, the court mainly handles civil and criminal cases in the absence of environmental ones. In the workshop near about 30 youth was participated.
To capacity building of Consumers Rights advocate Center for Law and Policy Affairs-CLPA, Save the Environment Movement and CCS- Conscious Consumers Society jointly organize a workshop on Consumers Rights Law. CCS is one of the leading organization, who are advocating to implement the law in Bangladesh. CCS has over 3000 members around the country. CLPA and CCS are working together to educated them Consumers Rights issues.
Center for Law and Policy Affairs-CLPA team had a great meeting on E-waste management policy with Mustafizur Rahman Tuhin Director, Bangladesh Computer Samity (a national association of computer business organization) on . Both parties agreed to work together for a better E-waste management policy for Bangladesh. Taofiq Ahmed Shahin, Policy Analyst, ICT and Rights, CLPA and Advocate Syed Mahbubul Alam, Secretary, CLPA attended the meetings.
CLPA and Martial Arts Foundation conducted a research to identify the challenges of promoting physical activities in Bangladesh. According to the research there is several law and policy to promote physical activities but local govt. has very limited initiative to address those issues
Civic knowledge and responsibility are one of the key issues to develop the nation. Civic education is the process of educating citizens on their rights, responsibilities, and duties to empower and motivate them to identify what areas of the governance processes
they can effectively participate in; what they can do to improve the quality of governance at both local and national levels. To improve Civic Education among Bangladeshi citizen Center for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA) and American Alumni Association (AAA) jointly organized a discussion meeting on Challenges of Civic Education in Bangladesh and the Way Forward, on 17 February 2018 at AAA conference hall, Bannai, Dhaka. In the meetings lawyer, academia, environmental advocate, social workers, writer and youth leader were the participant.
Center for Law and Policy Affairs-CLPA are providing technical support to the Mastul Foundation to develop their senior staff capacity on Civic Education. Mastul Foundation is a youth base organization who has around five thousand youth volunteer around the country. Mastul Foundation are planning to organize different event to develop youth Civic skill. preservation activities.
ARK Foundation and Centre for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA) Trust jointly organized a webinar titled “Health Systems Responses to COVID-19: learning across Bangladesh and Vietnam” which was held on Jun 30, 2020 03:00 PM Astana, Dhaka. As the panel discussion of the webinar were Professor Dr. Mahmudur Rahman Former Director, IEDCR, Bangladesh, Dr. Nitish C. Debnath Team Leader, Fleming Fund Project, Bangladesh, Dr. Khaleda Islam Director, Primary Health Care (Retired) DGHS, Bangladesh, Dr. Jahangir Khan Senior Health Economist Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, Dr. Pham Quang Thai Member, Rapid response information team, National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, Hanoi, Vietnam, Dr .Tolib Mirzoev Head, Nuffield Centre for International Health & Development University of Leeds, UK, Advocate Sayed Mahbubul Alam Secretary Centre for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA) Trust, ModeratorProfessor Dr. Rumana Huque Department of Economics, University of Dhaka Executive Director, ARK Foundation, Bangladesh .
The resource persons of the webinar gave their consent about that the more tests, proper quarantine and lockdown can bring a solution to the Covid-19. Ensuring quarantine by identifying people who come in contact with victims through perfect contract tracing and making decisions about them at least twice. If there are more patients somewhere, those places have been locked down. It has been confirmed that he will have a 14-day compulsory quarantine from one area to another. In Vietnam, 25 ministries are working under the leadership of the National Committee on Corona. There are special arrangements for mutual coordination. This is what Vietnam has done in dealing with the enemy in the way it does not need to fight in the face of war. As a result, that success has already been achieved. In Vietnam, only 1 out of every 1,000 people is infected. There is no alternative to the test to prevent corona. Corona must be adequately safe to deal with. Health workers, including doctors, need to be trained for safety. The solution to this epidemic is possible only by identifying the various risks.
ARK Foundation and Centre for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA) Trust jointly organized a webinar titled “Implementing the Infectious Diseases (Prevention, Control and Eradication) Act 2018, prevent the spread of Covid 19 Establishment of National Health Command.” which was held on 25th June,2020. As the panel discussion of the webinar were Member of Parliament Barrister Shamim Haider Patwari, Bangladesh Cancer Society Project Director. Golam Mohiuddin Faruk, AKM Maksud of Gram Bangla Development Committee. Ark Foundation Executive Director Professor Dr. Romana Haque.
They said that since the Infectious Diseases Control Act and other laws are involved, it is possible for the National Health Command to play an important role in the integrated implementation and enforcement of the law. The two researchers said that it should be acknowledged that Bangladesh has taken many steps as a developed welfare state during the general holiday in this disaster. But the general holiday or lockdown did not work out as expected due to lack of coordination and planning. Research and analysis by the CLPA Trust shows that the opinion of the Department of Health was not given priority in the case of lock-down or general leave.
The Department of Health has been asked to lead under the Infectious Diseases Control Act, but in practice this has not happened. He said the National Health Command is essential for the coordination of healthcare from the grassroots to the national level. Mr. AKM Maqsood said the people need to be involved in the law-making process for the implementation of the law. Covid 19 creates some special conditions, it is necessary to amend the law by raising those issues through research.
Center for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA) Trust organized a webinar titled “Volunteer in Corona – Bangladesh of the future” which was held on 19th June, 2020. As the panel discussion of the webinar were Ferdous Ahmed Ujjain, representative the campaign of Chal, Dal, Alu, Ahsan Rony, Green Savers, Liza Asma Akhter, Provide Cooked Foods in Corona pandemic, Syed Saiful Alam, Team SOS, Shadman Shakib Anik, CSR window, Marjia Prabha, Social Worker, Ahsan Habib Murad, Himu Paribahan and this webinar conducted by: Aminul Islam Bakul, CLPA Trust. Volunteers have been working on humanitarian assistance since the starting date of the general holiday in the wake of the Corona pandemic. In these difficult times they are beside the he people with food, health and medical assistance. The volunteers have gained many experiences during this time. These experiences can play an important role in planning and policy-making in the future to tackle this kind of pandemic situation.
ARK Foundation and Center for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA) Trust jointly organized a webinar titled ” Health management to deal with corona” which was held on 13th June, 2020. As the panel discussion of the webinar were Professor Dr. Shah Monir Hossain, former Director General, Department of Health ,Professor Dr. Golam Mohiuddin Farooq, Cancer Specialist , Mozaherul Haque, Regional Consultant, World Health Organization , Advocate Syed Mahbubul Alam, lawyer and policy analyst, The program will be conducted by Professor. Rumana Haque, Department of Economics, Dhaka University and Executive Director, ARK Foundation.
Center for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA) Trust organized a webinar titled” Discussion meeting on e-Court possibilities, obstacles and future” which was held on 17th May, 2020 . Discussion meeting on the possibilities, disadvantages and future of e-court organized by the Center for Law and Policy Affairs. The meeting was attended by Barrister Bibhuti Tarafdar, Advocate Abdul Jabbar Manush, Advocate Shah Alam, Advocate Shahnewaz, Advocate Yasmin Mumtaz, Human Rights Activist and Researcher AKM Maqsood, Advocate Faisal, Advocate Syed Mahbubul Alam. The meeting was moderated by Barrister Nishat Mahmood.
Center for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA) Trust and Public Health Lawyers Network jointly organized a webinar titled ” The past, present and future of the case in the public interest litigation” which was held on 10th May, 2020 . As the panel discussion of the webinar were prominent lawyer and Human rights activist Zahirul Islam Khan, Advocate, Bangladesh Supreme Court deliberated his speech. Barrister Nishat Mahmud and Advocate Syed Mahbubul Alam Tahin were also attend the meeting.
1. Strengthening existing fiscal and regulatory mechanisms for promoting healthy diet in urban areas in Bangladesh.
2. Developing a user-friendly mobile app to educate drivers on traffic law and road safety issues.
3. Conducting research to identify the reasons for homicide in Bangladesh.
4. Developing a course curriculum on forensic evidence for the lawyers
6. Research on NCDs related laws and Policies in SEARO countries.