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ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY DAY 2014

Location of Bashundhara Convention Center - 2

www.shiree.org www.wfp.org www.manusherjonno.org More than 100 organisations will be showcasing their projects at the event. Venue

Address: Block # C, Umme Kulsum Road Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh Basundara R/A is now also accessible via the Airport Road

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Programme of the Day Inaugural Session : Main Hall

9:30 - Registration 10:00 - Welcome by Md. Asadul Islam, Project Director (Joint Secretary), EEP/shiree 10:05 - Bangladesh Cricket Team Captain endorses the Manifesto for the Extreme Poor Let’s Hit Extreme Poverty Out of the Ground! 10:15 - Musician Shayan Chowdhury Ornob endorses the Manifesto for the Extreme Poor 10:25 - Speech by Mr. M. A. Quader Sarker, Secretary, RDCD 10:35 - Opening of the Mela by Mr. Moshiur Rahman Ranga, M.P., State Minister, Ministry of LGRD A mela of over 100 stalls showcasing solutions to extreme poverty and a "research zone" highlighting relevant research and publications will operate throughout the day. Refreshments will be on sale at the food court.

11:30 - Beneficiary Voices 12:00 - Awards: FOOTY, CPK, Photo Contest, Best Stall

Innovations Pavilion

10.30 - EEP Talks: Innovations Worth Spreading 1.00 - Speed Meets: Private Sector & NGO

Technical Session

Chaired by Shaheen Anam, Executive Director, Manusher Jonno Foundation 2:00 - Presentation on Manifesto for the Extreme Poor 2:15 - Panel Discussion on Achieving Rapid Eradication of Extreme Poverty from Bangladesh Dr. Binayak Sen, Research Director, BIDS, Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury, Executive Director, BRAC, Dr. Abbas Bhuiya, Deputy Executive Director, ICDDR,B, Mominul Ahsan, Director, Apex Footwear, Rasheda K. Choudhury, Director, CAMPE, Christa Räder, Representative, WFP and Sarah Cooke, Country Representative, DFID 3:00 - Open Discussion Closing Session 3:30 - Chaired by Christa Räder, Representative, WFP Mr. Tariq-ul-Islam, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Mr. M. A. Mannan, M.P., State Minister for Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning

Economic Empowerment of the Poorest (EEP/shiree), World Food Programme (WFP) and Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) are pleased to invite you to explore the contribution of over 100 organisations and private sector companies to the rapid eradication of extreme poverty from Bangladesh. Come learn about innovative approaches to poverty reduction and enhanced nutrition, understand the 6 major challenges facing the extreme poor, listen to what major stakeholders are doing to support the Manifesto for the Extreme Poor and meet other passionate people working towards this goal. In the inaugural session Mr. Moshuir Rahman Ranga, M.P., Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest while Mr. M. A. Quader Sarker, Secretary, RDCD will attend as Special Guest. In the closing session, Mr. M. A. Mannan, M.P., Hon’ble State Minister for Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Planning has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest while Mr. Tariq-ul-Islam, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs will attend as Special Guest. An extreme-poverty-free Bangladesh is within reach. Let's make it happen! Bashundhara Convention Centre - 2 | Saturday May 31, 2014 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Md. Asadul Islam

Project Director (Joint Secretary) EEP/shiree

Colin Risner

Chief Executive Officer EEP/shiree

Syed Manzur Elahi

Chairperson Manusher Jonno Foundation

Christa Räder

Representative World Food Programme


ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY DAY 2014 Please visit www.manifestofortheextremepoor.com and endorse the Manifesto Scan the QR Code with any smart phone and visit the URL

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