Union Level Consultation Workshop on Formation of WMO (WMG & WMA) at Togarband UP
Place: Conference Room, Togarband UP
Total Participant: 61 (Male-52, Female-9)
At the beginning of the session,all participants registered their name and filled-up the registration book and format by individual participants. CFs and SFs helped the participants to do it. Workshop was held at the Togarband union parisad which is situated within the sub unit area. After that mid-level WMO specialist welcomed the participants for day long Union level consultation workshop and requested the chairman to inaugural the workshop.
After the registration, mid-level WMO specialist welcomed respective chairman, members, stakeholders, elite person and the participants for day long Union level workshop and he requested to the Chairman to inaugurate the workshop session.Md.Imam Hasan (Shipon), Chairman 4 no. Togarband UP, Alfadanga, Faridpur who gave a thanks to the field staff of SW project (SF-Mostafa and his concern CFs) because several times they met with him and try to understand of the project. He wishes success of this project and inaugurated this workshop with clapping of hands.After that the Holly Quran and Geeta were cited in the beginning of the session by participants.Then the attended participants introduced himself one by one with their name, address and occupation.
Md. Amimul Ehsan, Assistant Chief, Fisheries, BWDB, SAIWRPMP-AF said that there is a long history behind the establishment of this organization. I want to say that before the independent, it was EPWAPDA and after the freedom, the name has been changed as BWDB. Previously we follow Top-Down approach but presently followed Bottom-UP approach. For this reason we are here to your native village. We will work together through participatory ways and we have a program for repair embankment, excavation or re-excavation of canal, prepare or repair sluicegate and regulator etc and we will try to solve water logging problems in your areas.As a result, agricultural, fisheries production will be increased and finally country will be developed. It is our working strategy. We would like to establish these types of civil works and then it will be handed over to your community peoples as well as “Water Management Group-WMG”. So immediately we are going to form WMG by following water management rules-2014. Lastly he gave a thanks to all attended participants to attend this workshop in time
Project description through Power Point Presentation (PPP)
Md. Hafizur Rahman, Deputy Chief Extension Officer, SAIRMPMP-AF, BWDB, Faridpur presented the WMO (WMG & WMA) formation & development processes one by one through PPP. He presented the previous day slides of the workshop. Participants enjoyed the session. At the end of the session, some participants shared their experience and he answered properly. Mr.Hafiz requested them to share their problems in the next session elaborately.
Open discussion session
After the presentation, an open discussion session was conducted to know problems on, fisheries, agriculture, water logging and civil work etc. This session was mainly conducted through the respective experts.Attended participants informed the following problems on fisheries, agriculture and infrastructure which was enlisted to address it in SIP report.
Water logging problem; lack of balance fertilizer; lackof good quality seeds, unavailability of agricultural inputs; not available quality seed in this areas ; contaminate seeds are available here and lack of agricultural training.
Lack of good quality fish fry/fingerlings; No fish hatchery, high prices of aquaculture inputs; Lack of improve training for fisheries; Lees amount of fishes in canal, beel, lowland, floodplain and Less number of pond in this areas.
Need prepare Mala Dakhinpara 1 vent sluicegate to develop drainage system and re-excavation of Mala DakhinparaKhal (length-1 km),Respective expert informed the audience, this year sluicegate will be prepared on the top of the Borobagkhal. Borobag main khal and branch khal will be excavated next year.
Closing the workshop
Md. Imam Hasan (Shipon), Chairman of 4 no. Togarband UP who gave a special thanks to all attended participants basically UP members, elite persons and BWDB officials those who spent their valuable time to this workshop. He agreed to all kind of cooperation will be given to the project. Then he formed 13 members of “Foundation Committee” with 3 female members through participatory ways and declared the name of the committee members simultaneously. Finally he closed the workshop with clapping of hands