International Development Law Organization
Bangladesh
Implementing Partner: 
Center for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA)
Sub-Project title: 
Promoting an Enabling Environment for Healthy Diets and Physical Activity to Combat Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) through Social Mobilization and Awareness Raising
Amount awarded: 
BDT 4,659,600
Duration: 
June, 2021 to March, 2022

This sub-project aimed to contribute to an enabling legal and policy environment promoting healthy diets and physical activity through social mobilization and awareness-raising. In order to raise awareness among policy and decision makers on the need to adopt appropriate legislation to promote healthy diets and physical activity, the Center for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA) developed two (2) policy briefs and conducted social media campaigns on Bangladesh’s legal, regulatory, and fiscal frameworks that promote healthy diets and physical activity; and organized a series of sensitization workshops and national consultation meetings for local officials, journalists, members of Parliament and representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs). Furthermore, CLPA delivered training sessions on policy advocacy for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) control for public health advocates, lawyers, health professional groups, CSOs and local Government representatives; established a countrywide CSO network to strengthen advocacy for the prevention of NCDs and developed a set of recommendations on sub-project activity results, which were shared with local Government authorities. Finally, CLPA, in collaboration with ChildFund Sri Lanka, IDLO’s implementing partner in Sri Lanka, organized a Regional Dialogue on “The Role of Law to Promote Physical Activity - Existing Legal and Policy Frameworks, Barriers and Opportunities in Supporting Conducive Legal Environments for Promoting Physical Activity to Address NCDs in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka” to share lessons learned and promote cross-regional learning.

 

Selection: 
Open call