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Sharing Meeting on 'Necessity of Right to Food Act and Different Aspects' on 20 April, 2013

Sharing Meeting on 'Necessity of Right to Food Act and Different Aspects' was held successfully on 20th April 2013, Saturday, at 10.00am at National Press Club Conference Lounge, Dhaka. The Anti Poverty Platform, which consisting of 31 organizations and networks organized the sharing meeting. Prof. Dr. Mizanur Rahman, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission Chaired the program while Prof. Dr. Shamsul Alam, Member, General Economics Department, Planning Commission, Dr. Mostofa K. Mujeri, Director General, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies and Monisha Biswas, Manager, Policy and Advocacy Dept. Oxfam delivered their speech as the honorable Panel discussants with other eminent personalities. Mohin Ali, Convener, Anti Poverty Platform and Executive Director of WAVE Foundation presented the key note on Necessity of Right to Food and its Different Aspects. Representatives of Action aid, PSTC and Governance Coalition shared their estimation on the program on behalf of APP. NHRC Chairman Prof. Dr. Mizanur Rahman said that State's responsibility is to ensure food for its all citizens and it must ensure their access to food. Dr. Shamsul Alam said that food should be rights in the country's constitution rather than a necessity. All the speakers' emphasized the need for formulation of a law on food rights to ensure transparency and accountability in implementing food related social safety net programs.

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