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Eradicate Extreme Poverty Day
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Dear All, 
We are excited to invite you to the 5th national Eradicate Extreme Poverty Day which will be held at the Bashundhara Convention Centre-2 on May 31, 2014.
 
This year the theme is "Hit Extreme Poverty Out of the Ground!" and will be in partnership with World Food Program (WFP) and Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF). The program for the day will be as follows:
  • 9.00 am - Registration
  • 10.00 am - Opening Ceremony: Ornob and the Bangladesh Cricket Team Captain will say a few words about possibility of an extreme poverty free Bangladesh by 2021 
  • 10:30 am - "EEP Talks: Innovations Worth Spreading": short presentations on innovative approaches to poverty reduction 
  • 1:00 pm - Speed Meets: an opportunity for private sector actors and NGOs to discuss potential partnerships
  • 2.00 pm - Panel Discussion moderated by Shaheen Anam, Director of MJF, on the rapid eradication of extreme poverty from Bangladesh
  • 3.30 pm - Closing Session chaired by Christa Radar, Country Director WFP: statements of commitment to the extreme poverty agenda from Government Ministers
Throughout the day we will have:
  • Mela - Over 100 organisations will showcase their engagement with the extreme poor to encourage an exchange of ideas and learning.
  • Several fun awards and contests including the Field Officer of the Year Award (FOOTY) award, Community Pusti Kormi (CPK) award, Best Stall award and Manifesto Photo Contest. 
  • Talks from successful beneficiaries who have graduated from poverty.
  • Lunch and snacks and coffee from North End at the food court pagoda.
We hope you are able to participate. Please feel free to share this email with others who are interested in a Bangladesh free from extreme poverty! 

We look forward to your participation.


May 2014
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