Speakers at a programme called upon partner NGOs of Brac to chalk out a plan of action for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improving the condition of disadvantaged people by taking the Covid-19 situation into consideration.
They made the remarks while addressing a partner orientation workshop held virtually on Monday, reads a press release.
Brac organised the event to increase the capacities of its partner NGOs as well as highlight future action plans and recommendations, it added.
Hasina Akhter Huq, area director of the Humanitarian Crisis Management Programme (HCMP) of Brac, Mohammad Ziauddin, head of admin, logistics and procurement of HCMP, and others, spoke at the event.
Md Abdul Matin Shardar, head of the Host Community Programme of HCMP, moderated the function.
Hasina Akhter Huq, in her address, said "our future plan of action should be designed giving priority to the issue of achieving the SDGs and the improvement of the condition of disadvantaged people.
"Besides, we have to give importance to real and welfare oriented activities so that local communities can judge those activities as their own. It will bring more dynamism to the activities in the future," she observed.
Over 50 representatives from six partner NGOs of Brac attended the event.
The six NGOs are: Society for Health Extension and Development (SHED), Programme for Helpless and Lagged Societies (PHALS), Alliance for Cooperation Aids Bangladesh (AKLAB), Jago Nari Unnayan Sangstha (JNUS), Nongor, and Help-Cox's Bazar.
The speakers stressed carrying out advocacy activities and other campaigns over online platforms during the ongoing pandemic.
Other issues such as safeguarding the protection of employees, maintaining donor and Brac values, more transparency and accountability regarding the implementation of projects, came up for elaborate discussion at the event.