“It's a wonderful moment when we, the maximum members of Bangladesh join here to develop an advocacy strategy and action plan. We must work together to make it successful.” – said Mr. Amit Ranjan Dey, the Coordinator of Nagorik Uddyog.
The two days elaborated an extensive consultation among the groups and produced a one-year strategic plan for the members with a steering committee to manage the implementation of the strategic plan. The said meeting allowed Bangladesh chapter to form a Steering Committee of 7 members and 4 thematic groups on Water, Climate change, Agriculture, and Energy.
Shariful Islam Salim of Humanitywatch questioned on whether ADB's loan in Climate Change through PPCR is legal or not, because Bangladesh Climate Change Policy strictly expressed that the country doesn't take any loan for adaptation nor mitigation.
“This platform is the best place to integrate both groups, because many of the groups are campaigning against ADB while some other groups are working to reform it in favour of the people”, said Mr. M Aamanur Rahman, Deputy Director of ActionAid Bangladesh.
The 'Delhi Chalo' campaign kick starts by the Bangladesh members of Forum with élan of four case studies on devastating projects of ADB in Agriculture, Water, Climate Change and Energy Sector, and a peoples tribunal on ADB.