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 policy briefs on Bangladesh’s perspective on healthy diets and physical activity; organized a series of sensitization workshops and meetings for local officials, journalists, Parliament Members and representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs); and conducted social media campaigns on physical activity and healthy diets. Furthermore, to strengthen the capacity of CSOs, community members and relevant stakeholders to advocate for legal and policy frameworks on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention, CLPA delivered capacity development activities for public health advocates, lawyers, health professional groups, CSOs and local Government representatives; establishing a country-wide CSO network to strengthen advocacy for NCD prevention and developing a set of recommendations on sub-project activity results to be shared with Government authorities.
Center for Law and Policy Affairs (CLPA)
Promoting an Enabling Environment for Healthy Diets and Physical Activity to Combat NCDs through Social Mobilization and Awareness Raising
June, 2021 to March, 2022