The programme began on 25 January 2011 by signing of an MoU between CIRDAP and SFD at the CIRDAP Headquarters in Dhaka.
Paudyal, Director General, CIRDAP, awarded the Yemeni participants with certificates of participation on 2nd February 2011 at the CIRDAP Headquarters, Dhaka.
Joshi also reaffirmed India's commitment to CIRDAP
, which has been performing a very useful role in promoting the regional cooperation to achieve the common goal of eradication of poverty in the third world countries of the region.
(1998) Structural Adjustment Policies and Labour Market in Bangladesh.
The CIRDAP declaration has laid emphasis on ensuring pro-poor policy and resources to achieve the goal of reducing hunger and poverty at least by half by 2015.
It has also underlined the need to strengthen the capacity of national RD institutions to become the centre of excellence in order to provide professional services and academic inputs into the process of rural development and applying practices of good governance in making CIRDAP an effective regional platform for providing timely interventions and appropriate issues in RD and PA policies has also been made in the joint declaration.
The President gave away the CIRDAP Appreciation Awards to the National Institute of Rural Development, Govt of India, Ministry of Local Govt, Bangladesh and to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand
Mohammad Ali Nikbakht, Deputy Minister of Planning, Economic and International Affairs in the Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture, Islamic Republic of Iran, Shri Pradeep Jain Aditya , and Shri Lal Chand Kataria Ministers for State for Rural Development, Govt of India, Mr S Vijay Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development and Dr Cecep Effendi, Director General of CIRDAP were also present.
The government is working for developing these areas," he told a seminar titled, 'Child Budget 2017-18: Towards the Realisation of Child Rights in Bangladesh' at CIRDAP
auditorium in the city.
He said, Asia and Pacific region have the largest share of global poverty, especially in the rural areas and about 70 percent of the World s poor that live in rural areas, 67 percent are in the 15 CIRDAP Member Countries.
Vijay Kumar said that the members of CIRDAP wish to see the 21st Century as the Century of Asia and Pacific, with the people of this region working together to promote sustainable, inclusive and environment friendly development.
The meeting will plan the activities of CIRDAP
for the next two years and elect the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.