Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is organizing South Asian Regional Consultation Meeting on the IFRC Strategy 2030, on 25-26 November 2018, in its National Headquarters, Dhaka. The objectives of the consultation meeting are to answer the questions related to the changing and emerging complex future on Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) programs, operations, structure, and what kind of networking will be needed to thrive in this emerging complex future, both globally and regionally.
BDRCS is currently a member of the IFRC Governing Board and they made their commitment to contribute in shaping the IFRC Strategy 2030 in their Governing Board election manifesto. Hosting and participating in this meeting is a part of fulfilling the commitment, whereas, BDRCS is also committed to being a part toward the end of the Strategy 2030 formulation process.
Mr. Hafiz Ahmed Mazumdar, Chairman of BDRCS, Mr. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Habibe Millat, Vice Chairman of BDRCS, Mr. Adv. Tauhidur Rahman, Treasurer of BDRCS, and Mr. Md. Feroz Salah Uddin, Secretary-General of BDRCS with Mr. Ikhtiyar Aslanov, Head of Delegation, ICRC Bangladesh and Mr. Azmat Ulla, Head of Country Office, IFRC Bangladesh were present in the opening ceremony of the consultation meeting. Representatives from RCRC South Asian National Societies such as Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Afghanistan are participating in the meeting to discuss and shape an inclusive, effective and functional strategy for the IFRC for the next 10 years.
This consultation will bring forward practical aspects as well as reflections on the future trends in the external environment to be considered strategically from the higher policy level of IFRC. It is being hoped that a regional, as well as, a country position paper will be developed from this consultation meeting which will be considered to define the Strategy 2030.