Dissemination

An effective dissemination is about providing the major findings and recommendations of the research to the pertinent stakeholders who can make use of them and can maximize the benefit of the research. HDRC, in almost every instance, disseminate its research findings to its key audience; usually as the concluding part of the whole process. To make the dissemination most effective, HDRC develops a customized dissemination plan for each and every research considering the nature of the work. HDRC identifies the strategies for dissemination and the targeted audience considering the resources available in best possible timing. It engages the key stakeholders in the process as the proactive agents. HDRC identifies messages and best possible channels to reach the expected coverage; and thereby prepare necessary dissemination materials. HDRC is expert in preparing presentation-slides, brief research report, press releases, and policy briefs for the purpose of dissemination. In required cases, media connections and coverage are ensured through dedicated efforts. The potential risks and sensitivities are considered with due respect within the relevant current cultural and political climate. HDRC researchers are well equipped in disseminating the research finding using state-of-the-art technologies. They can deliver in both English and local languages. The HDRC management has the proven capacity to organize high level policy dissemination sessions maintaining all professional and ethical standards.

HDRC has drafted a Migration Governance Framework

commissioned by IOM Bangladesh under funding support from European Union (EU) funded project “Bangladesh: Sustainable Reintegration and Improved Migration Governance (Prottasha)”. This framework is very first of its kind in the globe. On 18th September 2018, a National Sharing and Validation Workshop had been held in Dhaka organized by IOM in close coordination with GoB and EU. After dissemination of the framework a fruitful discussion took place with active participation of the distinguished guests from all the relevant agencies in the sector. Mr Md Shahidul Haque, Honorable Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, GoB chaired the workshop.

Land law review work disseminated and handed over to Honorable Law Minister

Land-related legal problems persist in Bangladesh for decades in its worst form. It is now well understood that land laws and policies currently in force in Bangladesh, are mostly scattered and complex in many areas. More frustrating, are the contradiction, ambiguity, non-compliance with pro-poor interest, and problems with law and practice questions mounting in land disputes, litigation and sufferings of the poor, marginalized, and indigenous peoples. Legal side needs to be substantiated with evidence-based study on different social perspective so that ‘excluded’ are ‘included’ in truest sense of development.

Comprehending the mighty importance of this reality, Human Development Research Centre (HDRC) with support from Manusher Jonno Foundation has conducted a Himalayan task titled “Land Laws in Bangladesh: A Rights-based Analysis and Suggested Changes” during 2011 to 2015. The underlying objective of this study was to review land laws of Bangladesh in order to do identify their effectiveness, limitations, and prepare draft laws with necessary recommendations.

Some of the outputs of the research work was presented and shared on November 11, 2016 with Honorable Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs in his office at the presence of concerned ministry high officials- namely, the Honorable Secretaries. Professor Dr Abul Barkat presented as the Study Team Leader on behalf of HDRC. The Bangla Version of the suggested changes in the laws including newly drafted proposed laws were handed over to Honorable Minister in this event.

Honorable MP Shagufta Yasmin participated in the meeting. Justice Ebadul Huq discussed his insights on the subject. Indigenous peoples’ rights activist Sanjeeb Drong was there. Manusher Jonno Representatives- Rina Roy,  Shazzad Khan, and Rezwanul Karim participated proactively in the meeting. Asmar Osman and Waliul Islam from HDRC also participated.