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  • Strat Plan | NGO Forum on ADB

    কৌশলগত পরিকল্পনা 2020 ADB-এর এনজিও ফোরাম তার "কৌশলগত প্রচারণার রোডম্যাপ 2014-2020: দীর্ঘস্থায়ী এবং পদ্ধতিগত পরিবর্তনের দিকে" বাস্তবায়ন করতে প্রস্তুত। ​ পরের ছয় বছরে ফোরাম ADB-এর মধ্যে পদ্ধতিগত পরিবর্তন কার্যকর করার চেষ্টা করবে এবং এর ক্লায়েন্টদের সম্প্রসারণ করে যাতে তারা এশীয় সম্প্রদায়ের উন্নয়নমূলক চাহিদা এবং স্থানীয় প্রেক্ষাপটের প্রতি আরও বেশি দায়বদ্ধতার সাথে সাড়া দেয়। ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত ব্যক্তিদের পক্ষে, যাদের দুর্বলতা এডিবি-র তির্যক উন্নয়ন এজেন্ডা দ্বারা বৃদ্ধি পেয়েছে। ওয়ার্কিং গ্রুপ এবং সদস্য সংস্থাগুলির জন্য একটি কেন্দ্রবিন্দু দরিদ্র, মহিলা, জাতিগত গোষ্ঠী এবং প্রান্তিক খাতের কণ্ঠস্বর এবং ক্ষমতাকে শক্তিশালী করছে। পরিকল্পনা প্রক্রিয়া ফোরামটি তার কাঠামো, প্রচারাভিযানের পরিকল্পনা এবং সাংগঠনিক নকশার উপর কৌশলীকরণ শুরু করে ডিসেম্বর 2012 সালে থাইল্যান্ডের ব্যাংককে একটি প্রস্তুতিমূলক বৈঠকের মাধ্যমে। দেশ ও আঞ্চলিক মিটিং পরিচালিত হওয়ার পর প্রক্রিয়াটি নভেম্বর 2013 সালে ফিলিপাইনের সিলাং, ক্যাভিতে একটি বাস্তবায়ন কর্মশালার মাধ্যমে শেষ হয়। ইন্টারন্যাশনাল কমিটি (IC) / ট্রাস্টি বোর্ড এবং নির্বাহী পরিচালক দীর্ঘমেয়াদী কৌশলগত পরিকল্পনা প্রক্রিয়ার নির্দেশনা দেন। একজন প্রধান কৌশলবিদ, আইসি আহ্বায়ক এবং সচিবালয়ের কর্মীদের সমন্বয়ে গঠিত একটি কৌশল দল, বছরব্যাপী পরিকল্পনা পরিচালনা এবং সমাপ্তির তত্ত্বাবধান করে। এই নিবিড়, অংশগ্রহণমূলক এবং গতিশীল প্রক্রিয়ার শেষ ফলাফল হল "রোডম্যাপ", যা কার্যকরভাবে 2006 সালের দীর্ঘমেয়াদী কৌশল পরিকল্পনাকে ছাড়িয়ে যায়। কান্ট্রি কনসালটেশন আর্মেনিয়া, বাংলাদেশ, ভারত, ইন্দোনেশিয়া, মঙ্গোলিয়া, ফিলিপাইন এবং শ্রীলঙ্কায় কৌশলগত বৈঠক অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। উত্তর-পূর্ব ভারতে একটি উপ-জাতীয় পরামর্শ হয়েছে। 2013 সালের ফোরামের বার্ষিক সভায় কম্বোডিয়া, মায়ানমার এবং নেপালের একটি দেশের পরিস্থিতির একটি প্রতিবেদন ছিল। কান্ট্রি ওয়ার্কিং গ্রুপগুলি এডিবি-সম্পর্কিত বিষয়গুলির বিষয়ে প্রচারাভিযান কার্যক্রমের পরিকল্পনা করার ক্ষেত্রে জাতীয় দৃষ্টিভঙ্গি বিবেচনা করেছে। সদস্যরা নেটওয়ার্ক সম্প্রসারণ এবং পুনরায় সক্রিয়করণ, ব্যাংকের উপর জনসাধারণের চাপ বৃদ্ধি এবং তাদের নিজ নিজ দেশে প্রচারণার টেকসইতা অর্জনের বিষয়ে কৌশল তৈরি করেছেন। আঞ্চলিক পরামর্শ মধ্য এশিয়া এবং ককেশাস (বিশকেক, কিরগিজস্তান), দক্ষিণ-পূর্ব এশিয়া (ব্যাংকক, থাইল্যান্ড) এবং দক্ষিণ এশিয়া (ঢাকা, বাংলাদেশ) অঞ্চলে কৌশল পরিকল্পনা হয়েছে। মেকং-এর জন্য একটি উপ-আঞ্চলিক গ্রুপিং সভা কম্বোডিয়া, ভিয়েতনাম, এবং এই অঞ্চলে অবস্থিত INGO-এর প্রতিনিধিদের অংশগ্রহণে ব্যাংককেও অনুষ্ঠিত হয়েছিল। আঞ্চলিক ওয়ার্কিং গ্রুপগুলি মূল বিষয়ভিত্তিক ক্ষেত্রগুলিকে অগ্রাধিকার দেয়, যার মধ্যে আন্তঃসীমান্ত সংযোগগুলি রয়েছে, যেখানে সমলয় এবং সমর্থনে পরিপূরকতা প্রতিষ্ঠা করা যেতে পারে। এটি তাদের কর্ম এবং হস্তক্ষেপের একটি পাঁচ বছরের একীভূত পরিকল্পনা তৈরি করতে সক্ষম করে। ছয় বছরের কৌশল পরিকল্পনা "রোডম্যাপ" চলমান এবং ভবিষ্যতের আঞ্চলিক বিষয়ভিত্তিক প্রচারাভিযান পরিচালনায় ফোরামকে গাইড করে। এটি তার অ্যাডভোকেসি ওয়াকের প্রভাব/গুলি পর্যবেক্ষণ এবং পরিচালনার জন্য একটি প্রক্রিয়া প্রদান করে। একইভাবে, এটি ফোরামের ক্রিয়াকলাপের প্রভাবের ফলাফলের সাথে আরও শিখতে সাহায্য করে। ফোরামটি মধ্য এশিয়া, দক্ষিণ-পূর্ব এশিয়া এবং দক্ষিণ এশিয়ায় পাঁচটি কার্যকরী থিম: জল, শক্তি, জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন, নগরায়ণ এবং মানবাধিকারের উপর ওকালতিকে গড়ে তুলছে এবং মূল্য যোগ করছে। সুরক্ষা (পরিবেশ, অনিচ্ছাকৃত পুনর্বাসন, আদিবাসী) এবং লিঙ্গকে ক্রস-কাটিং সমস্যা হিসাবে চিহ্নিত করা হয়েছে। আশা করা হচ্ছে যে 2020 সালের মধ্যে, এশিয়ার জনগণের কণ্ঠস্বর এবং সংস্থা, বিশেষ করে দরিদ্র এবং প্রান্তিকদের, এডিবিকে আরও দীর্ঘস্থায়ী এবং পদ্ধতিগত পরিবর্তনের দিকে সম্পৃক্ত করার জন্য একটি টেকসই ক্ষমতায় উত্থাপিত হবে। এর কারণ হল ফোরাম কার্যকরভাবে ADB এবং এর ঋণগ্রহীতাদেরকে সুশীল সমাজ এবং অন্যান্য স্টেকহোল্ডারদের সাথে তাদের গঠনমূলক আলোচনায় সত্যিকারের জবাবদিহি, স্বচ্ছ, উন্মুক্ত এবং প্রস্তুত হওয়ার জন্য চাপ দিয়েছে।

  • Forum Application Portal | ngoforumonadb

    FORUM NETWORK APPLICATION PORTAL Last name(Required) First name(Required) Email(Required) What is your perspective regarding fossil fuels and international financial institution (IFI)?(Required) How do you envision a campaign to stop gas projects supported by the ADB and AIIB?(Required) Upload your Resume(Required) Upload Resume Submit

  • Ripple Effects | ngoforumonadb

    RippleFX Map Read more about the exhibition | See the artwork up close | Read the Press Release RIPPLE EFFECT The 'Ripple Effect' Watercolor Exhibition seeks to illuminate the intricate connections between environmental degradation, social injustice, and human rights violations stemming from the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) projects. This significant exhibition, scheduled from May 1-5, 2024, in Tbilisi, Georgia, serves as a platform for impacted communities to voice their concerns and convey a potent message using the evocative medium of watercolor. ​ The exhibition's core theme delves into the far-reaching consequences of ADB-funded destructive projects on global social and ecosystems. Artists will utilize watercolor as a poignant medium, capturing the innate beauty of water juxtaposed with the challenges and destruction wrought by ADB initiatives. Furthermore, these watercolor paintings will undergo digital reproduction to extend their reach via social media platforms. Unveiling ADB's Ecological & Human Rights Violations through Watercolor Narratives This exhibition is presented by the NGO Forum on ADB in collaboration with the Coalition for Human Rights in Development, CEE Bankwatch, and Green Alternative, with support from the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southeast Asia. - ABOUT THE ARTISTS - MORSALINA ANIKA A young visual artist from Bangladesh is currently pursuing her studies in the Fine Arts with a specialization in painting. Alongside her academic pursuits, she has passionately engaged in various social movements over the past seven years, advocating for causes such as anti-corruption, road safety, anti-rape, abolition of the Digital Security Act, and the protection of trees on Satmasjid Road, among others. Presently she holds a role as a member in the film and fine arts department of Bangladesh Udichi Shilpogosthi (central parliament). LABANI JANGI A 2020 PARI Fellow and self-taught painter from West Bengal's Nadia district, explores the intersection of art and social issues. Currently pursuing a PhD on labor migrations at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata, her work reflects a deep engagement with human experiences and societal dynamics. ​ * Art pieces are digitized by Karl Isaac Santos from the Philippines. Back to Top Promises Unfulfilled Song Bung 4 Hydropower Project | Vietnam This painting tells the tragic story of a 156-megawatt hydropower project in Vietnam funded by the ADB. It depicts the impending devastation for the Ka Tu ethnic minority, underscoring the ADB's negative role in disregarding safeguards and public communication policies. The artwork vividly shows the ADB's failure to consult stakeholders transparently, expressive strokes unveil the struggles of affected families, emphasizing issues like housing, livelihood, and compensation inadequacies. In the Flow of Opposition Tanahu Hydropower Project | Nepal This piece captures the essence of the Tanahu Hydropower Project in Nepal, funded by the ADB, amidst a backdrop of serene landscapes. However, within the gentle strokes lie shadows of contention and struggle. The artwork portrays the obstacles faced by the project, including issues of inadequate compensation, insufficient consultation, and incomplete impact assessments. Indigenous communities are depicted expressing their concerns about representation and the potential harm to their ancestral lands. Allegations of violating ADB policies linger in the background, adding layers of complexity to the unfolding narrative. Silent Desolation Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project | India This piece portrays the silent struggles of fish workers, farmers, herders, and communities on the verge of poverty. Funded by the ADB, the flawed implementation of the massive power station has left a mark of environmental and social devastation. Tragadi bandar, Kothadi bander, and Navinal, once vibrant, now echo stories of debt cycles, diminished fish catch, and shattered dreams. This artwork serves as a poignant reminder that affected communities seek justice, amplifying the voices silenced by coal dust, salinity, and economic exploitation. Nature's Last Stand Railway Sector Investment Program | India This piece captures the delicate balance between nature's beauty and the looming threat of railway expansion in the Western Ghats. Funded by the ADB, the proposed project cuts through biodiversity hotspots, endangering ecosystems and disrupting the lives of indigenous communities. The artwork stands as a powerful reminder of the vulnerability at hand and the pressing requirement for sustainable policies. It represents the enduring global battle for environmental conservation amidst unbridled development. Phulbari's Fight Against Corporate Greed Phulbari Coal Project | Bangladesh Capturing the resilient spirit of Phulbari, this evocative watercolor painting stands as a testament to the community's fierce resistance against the proposed coal mining project. As the ADB withdrew its support, echoing the global call to halt the Phulbari coal project, the canvas reflects the tragic 2006 protests, the unwavering determination of the Forum network and allies, and the alarming environmental impact, emphasizing the displacement of 130,000 people and the absence of a viable plan to prevent acid mine contamination. Shadows of Progress Visayas Base-load Power Project | Philippines In this watercolor painting, the Visayas Base-load Power Project funded by the ADB is portrayed amidst a landscape of vibrant hues. Yet, within the serene scenery lie contours of contention. Environmental concerns ripple through the canvas, as the looming presence of coal-fired power plants raises questions about sustainability and ecological balance. Social displacement casts shadows on the landscape, as communities grapple with the implications of land acquisition and resettlement. Amidst these challenges, the delicate dance between energy security and environmental stewardship unfolds. Journey Through the CAREC Corridor CAREC Transport Corridor 1 | Kyrgyz Republic This painting depicts the intricate pathways of the CAREC Transport Corridor, connecting Central Asian nations for trade and cooperation. Vibrant hues illustrate the promise of connectivity and economic growth. However, looming in the background are the shadows of challenges. Security risks in conflict zones and the environmental impact of infrastructure development cast uncertainties on the corridor's future. Through delicate brushstrokes, it serves as a poignant reminder of the complexities inherent in progress and the necessity for mindful navigation through interconnected landscapes. Ripples of Concern Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program | Sri lanka This artwork captures the story of the Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program in Sri Lanka, funded by the ADB. Serene hues depict the tranquil waters of the Mahaweli River, yet beneath the surface, concerns emerge. Environmental impact shadows the landscape as the infrastructure alters the river's flow, impacting the habitat of native elephants. Social displacement adds complexity as communities confront land acquisition and resettlement. Technical challenges illustrate the complexities of water management. Financial sustainability and governance issues further complicate the picture. Teesta's Troubled Waters Teesta Irrigation Project | Bangladesh This art piece delves into the complexities surrounding the Teesta Irrigation Project, funded by the ADB. Amidst serene landscapes, turbulent currents of controversy and challenge swirl. Disputes over water-sharing agreements cast shadows, echoing the struggles of communities along the riverbanks. Environmental concerns paint the canvas with hues of habitat destruction and biodiversity loss, while the displacement of local communities adds layers of social upheaval. Shadows of Steam Geothermal Power Generation Project | Indonesia In this watercolor, the story of the ADB-funded Geothermal Power Generation Project in Indonesia unfolds. Vibrant hues capture Indonesia's lush landscapes, yet uncertainty clouds its geothermal potential. Environmental concerns arise as land subsidence and habitat disruptions threaten project sustainability. Social displacement complicates matters as communities face land acquisition and resettlement. Technical challenges illustrate the complexities of geothermal development. Financial hurdles and regulatory landscapes add further complexity. The Indorama Puzzle Indorama Climate-Resilient Farmer Livelihood and COVID-19 Recovery Project | Uzbekistan This watercolor painting encapsulates the intricate challenges encountered within the Indorama Agro project. Initially hailed for its promises of agricultural revitalization and employment opportunities, the reality depicted here is one of uncertainty and hardship for farmers and workers alike. Vibrant strokes portray the lush fields of promise contrasted with the shadows of delayed payments and job insecurity. The journey through this project is riddled with complexities, as depicted by the subtle nuances and layers of emotion within the artwork. A Brushstroke of Injustice Rehabilitation of the Railway in Cambodia Project | Cambodia Within the gentle strokes, the painting unfolds the narrative of 4,000 families forsaken by a misguided railway upgrade, backed by the ADB. The watercolor articulates the tales of inadequate compensation, unfulfilled pledges, and shattered aspirations of Cambodia's impoverished. A visual elegy to the repercussions of policy failures, urging a transformative shift in accountability. Back to Top Ripple Effect Exhibition RippleFX Art

  • ADB Safeguards Background | NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    প্রজেক্ট মনিটরিং Latest News Sign the 1M Petition Related Documents Backgrounder ADB Project Tracker COVID19 Loan Tracker The Safeguard Policies of the Asian Development Bank require the Bank to avoid, minimize, or mitigate adverse environmental and social impacts that may result from development projects. The Safeguard Policies apply to all ADB projects, whether it is a private sector or project loan. The ADB has three safeguard policies: Country Safeguards System Involuntary Resettlement Policy (1995) Indigenous Peoples Policy (1998) Environment Policy (2002) Involuntary Resettlement Policy The main objective of the Involuntary Resettlement Policy is to ensure that those affected by development projects receive rehabilitation assistance to achieve at least the same level of well-being with the project as without it. ​ The policy binds the ADB to several resettlement principles. They are to avoid involuntary resettlement where possible; to minimize involuntary resettlement where population displacement is unavoidable; and ensure that displaced/affected people receive adequate assistance to restore their living conditions to at least the ‘pre-project’ level. ​ The policy indicates that for developing member countries (DMCs) to comply with the Policy fundamental structural changes in national land acquisition laws and payments of compensation for development-induced displacement. Indigenous Peoples Policy The Indigenous Peoples Policy applies regardless of whether DMCs have a pre-existing policy framework for indigenous peoples or ethnic minorities. The Indigenous Peoples Policy seeks to address the vulnerability and disadvantage indigenous peoples may experience in ADB projects. ​ It states that the ADB should engage directly with indigenous people. Projects should be planned and implemented with the informed consent of affected communities. Environment Policy The Environment Policy states that negative environmental impacts of ADB projects should be evaluated and minimized. The public should be involved in the evaluation of environmental impacts. Environmental impact assessments should be conducted and disclosed to the general public. ​ The Environmental Policy contains five broad statements: Environmental intervention as a pre-requisite for poverty reduction; Mainstreaming environmental considerations in economic growth; Encouraging regional cooperation to address critical environmental issues; Building partnerships with other stakeholders around ‘specific’ environmental themes in DMCs; and Project safeguards. এশিয়ান ডেভেলপমেন্ট ব্যাংক (এডিবি) Project Monitoring Energy Campaign Safeguards Public Information Policy Accountability Mechanism Strategy 2030

  • ADB Public Information Policy | NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    এশিয়ান ডেভেলপমেন্ট ব্যাংক (এডিবি) Project Monitoring Energy Campaign Safeguards Public Information Policy Accountability Mechanism Strategy 2030 প্রজেক্ট মনিটরিং Latest News ADB Project Tracker Media Sign the 1M Petition The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Public Communications Policy (PCP) guides the ADB’s external relations when it comes to transparency and in its operations. ​ The PCP, also known as the policy on information disclosure, intends to provide greater access to project information documents and related information. It ensures participation by project-affected people in the development intervention of the ADB in their respective communities. It mandates all project-related documents to be posted on the ADB’s website. Access to project-related information by local people allows them to participate actively and effectively in decision-making processes related to the development agenda of international financial institutions such as the ADB in their respective communities which could adversely affect the environment and disrupt their living conditions. Issues with the PCP Though it has been stating that it values transparency and is committed to increasing information disclosure, the ADB has fallen short on its commitment to respecting the rights of the people’s right to information. The PCP does not expressly recognize public access to information is a right. Experiences on the ground have shown that the Bank lacks both the political will and the resources to respect this right. ​ Documents identified by the ADB as publicly available are only accessible through its website. This has prevented poor communities from getting project-related information since the internet facility remains a luxury for them. Civil society groups believe that this manifests the pro-business bias of the Bank’s disclosure policy. ​ The PCP also provides a long list of exceptions. Not all exceptions identify the serious harm to a clearly and narrowly defined, and broadly accepted, an interest that is sought to be avoided by non-disclosure. ​ Below are NGO forum on ADB's submission, communication, and other documents on its campaign on a just ADB PCP - 05 Apr 2018 | Joint Submission of NGO Forum on ADB and Both ENDS Comments on the 2nd draft of the Public Communications Policy 14 Jan 2018 | NGO Forum on ADB's Summary Comments on the PCP Review 28 Nov 2017 | NGO Forum on ADB Summary Comments (meeting with PCP Review Team) 16 Jul 2017 | NGO Forum on ADB Letter to the ongoing consultations related to the Review of the Public Communications Policy (PCP) 12 Jul 2017 | Summary of questions and comments during the country consultations 26 Mar 2017 | ADB's response to Forum's submission on PCP Review 23 Jul 2017 | ADB's response to Forum's Letter to the ongoing consultations related to the review of the PCP (dated 17 July 2017) 17 Aug 2017 | Comments of NGO Forum on ADB on the draft staff instructions 30 Nov 2016 | NGO Forum on ADB Submission on the Draft Public Communications Policy of the Asian Development Bank 10 May 2016 | Public Communications Policy Review 04 May 2011 | NGOs warn ‘safety valve’ may impede ADB’s small success in transparency 13 Jan 2011 | ADB Must Clinch the Opportunity for Bolder PCP Reforms 22 Sep 2010 | Letter to PCP Review Team 31 Jan 2010 | Practice What You Preach 31 Jan 2009 | Statistical highlights on the Asian Development Bank’s Public Communications Policy Implementation (August 2005 to February 2009)

  • Asian People's Call | NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    Open Call Background Asian People's Call Venue Session ADB-তে NGO ফোরাম 1992 সাল থেকে ব্যাঙ্কের উপর নজরদারি করছে যেগুলি ব্যাপক দারিদ্র্য, বেকারত্ব, জীবিকা হারানো, সামাজিক অস্থিরতা, এবং মানবাধিকার লঙ্ঘনের প্রেক্ষাপটে ADB-এর অর্থায়নে পরিচালিত প্রোগ্রাম এবং প্রকল্পগুলিকে প্রত্যক্ষ করেছে- যা পূর্বের মালিকানাধীন পাবলিক ডোমেইনগুলিকে নিয়ন্ত্রণ করার জন্য ব্যক্তিগত পুঁজির দ্বারা চাপিয়ে দেওয়া হয়েছিল। . বেশ কয়েকটি প্রকল্প যেগুলিকে অসফল বলে গণ্য করা হয়েছে তা হল 335 কিলোমিটার বিস্তৃত রেলওয়ে পুনর্বাসন প্রকল্পে খেমার জনগণের 10 বছরের দুর্দশা কমপক্ষে 4164 পরিবারকে বাস্তুচ্যুত করেছে। টাটা মুন্দ্রা কয়লা প্ল্যান্ট প্রকল্প যার দুর্বল প্রকল্প ব্যবস্থাপনার ফলে দুর্বল পুনর্বাসন স্থান এবং ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত সম্প্রদায়ের জন্য অন্যায্য ক্ষতিপূরণ, সাম্প্রতিক মার্কোপার খনির বিপর্যয়, যা 'বাগটুক' নামক একটি কাঁকড়া প্রজাতির বিলুপ্তির কারণ, এবং Nam Theun 2 বাঁধ যা বাংলাদেশে ভূমিহীনতা এবং নিষ্কাশন সমস্যা সৃষ্টি করেছে। এশিয়ান ডেভেলপমেন্ট ব্যাংকের (এডিবি) 50 বছর পূর্তি হওয়ার সাথে সাথে, এনজিও এবং সিএসওর একটি নেটওয়ার্ক ব্যাঙ্কের প্রতিরোধ ক্ষমতাকে চ্যালেঞ্জ করে একটি প্রচারণা শুরু করেছে, প্রশ্ন জিজ্ঞাসা করেছে এটি কি মূল্যবান? ADB-এর এনজিও ফোরামের নেতৃত্বে CSO-এর মতে, ইমিউনিটি-এর অসম আইনি সুবিধা নিয়ে প্রশ্ন ও তদন্ত করার এটাই সঠিক মুহূর্ত, যা ADB-কে পরিবেশ, মানবাধিকার, এবং স্ব-নির্ধারিত উন্নয়নের বিরুদ্ধে দায়মুক্তির সঙ্গে কাজ করার অনুমতি দিয়েছে। মানবাধিকার ও টেকসই উন্নয়নের দাবি পূরণের প্রয়োজন হলে বহুপাক্ষিক উন্নয়ন ব্যাংকের ক্ষেত্রেও আইনের শাসন প্রযোজ্য হবে। এই আহ্বানের পাশাপাশি এই 50 বছরের ধ্বংসের প্রমাণ বা প্রমাণ হিসাবে কাজ করবে এমন নথি দেওয়ার মাধ্যমে একটি পার্থক্য তৈরি করার জন্য সংস্থা, সম্প্রদায় এবং ব্যক্তিদের জন্য CSO-এর উত্সাহ।

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  • AIIB Projects being monitored | NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    PROJECTS BEING MONITORED COMMUNICATION WITH AIIB EVENTS SUGGESTED READINGS FAQ CASES RECENTLY APPROVED Bangladesh Bhola IPP Bhola is the only island district of Bangladesh under the administrative division of Barisal in Bangladesh. Mumbai-based Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital Company Private Limited (SP Infra), a subsidiary of SP Group is constructing a 220/225 MW Gas and Diesel based power plant through its new company Nutan Bidyut Bangladesh Limited (NBBBL) in Kutba area under Burhanuddin Upazila in Bhola. NBBL has received USD 60.00 million from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and signed another agreement for USD 60.00 million from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt (BWGED) and CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network) in collaboration with NGO Forum on ADB conducted a study on social and environmental impacts of the power plant along with potential violation of national and international standards.​ Watch Video Beijing Air Quality Improvement and Coal Replacement The objective of the project is to improve air quality and reduce air pollution, such as CO2 emissions, particulate matter, SO2 emissions, and NOx emissions, by replacing coal with natural gas in rural villages on the outskirts of Beijing. Upon completion, the Project will provide gas service connections to approximately 216,751 rural households, and reduce coal consumption by around 650,000 tons annually in Beijing.

  • AIIB | NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    এশিয়ান ডেভেলপমেন্ট ব্যাংক (এডিবি) Project Monitoring Communications News What is AIIB? “The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a multilateral development bank (MDB) conceived for the 21st century. Through a participatory process, its founding members are developing its core philosophy, principles, policies, value system, and operating platform. The Bank’s foundation is built on the lessons of experience of existing MDBs and the private sector. Its modus operandi will be lean, clean and green: with a small efficient management team and highly skilled staff; clean, an ethical organization with zero tolerance for corruption; and green, an institution built on respect for the environment. The AIIB will put in place strong policies on governance, accountability, financial, procurement, and environmental and social frameworks. ​ AIIB Structure According to Finance Minister Lou, the governance structure of the Bank will consist of 3 levels: Board of Governors, Board of Directors and the Management, adding that all powers of the AIIB will be vested in the Board of Governors which may delegate to the Board of Directors and the Management its powers as stipulated in the Articles of Agreement (AoA) [http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2014-10/24/content_18799068.htm, 24 October 2014 .]. ​ In the Forum’s recent lobby meetings with the ADB Board of Directors and as stated in AIIB’s description of the bank of keeping its operations ‘lean’, AIIB will have a board of directors that will not reside in Beijing as opposed to the practice in other MDBs. The likelihood of such a scenario poses the question of how will the board of directors carry out fully its duties, particularly in reviewing and approving projects and other operations–related functions. ​ AIIB MOU: Key Points The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Establishing the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank specifies that the authorized capital of AIIB is $100 billion and the initial subscribed capital is expected to be around $50 billion, according to Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei. ​ Lou said Prospective Founding Members have agreed that GDP will be the basic parameter in determining share allocation among member countries. Therefore, China will be the largest shareholder. ​ Previously, China announced that it is willing to subscribe to up to 50 percent of the capital. This is an indication that China would like to provide strong support to AIIB, Lou said. ​ However, China will not seek to be “the single majority shareholder” and will not necessarily subscribe 50 percent of the capital. He said. “Moreover, China’ s share ratio will be gradually diluted with more members joining AIIB in the future.” ​ AIIB: What We Know So Far and Emerging Concerns from Civil Society The founding of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is partly a result of the United States’ unwillingness to reform the Bretton Woods institutions. Since 2010, the US Senate has refused to ratify an agreement on governance reforms that would have doubled resources available to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) by increasing capital contributions from emerging market countries. This would proportionately expand their voting power on the IMF Executive Board – where current quotas treat France as though it were more economically dominant than China, and Belgium more dominant than Brazil.

  • AIIB Project Monitoring | NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    Project Monitoring Communications Events Suggested Readings FAQ প্রজেক্ট মনিটরিং Bangladesh Bhola IPP Bhola is the only island district of Bangladesh under the administrative division of Barisal in Bangladesh. Mumbai-based Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital Company Private Limited (SP Infra), a subsidiary of SP Group is constructing a 220/225 MW Gas and Diesel based power plant through its new company Nutan Bidyut Bangladesh Limited (NBBBL) in Kutba area under Burhanuddin Upazila in Bhola. NBBL has received USD 60.00 million from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and signed another agreement for USD 60.00 million from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). Bangladesh Working Group on External Debt (BWGED) and CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network) in collaboration with NGO Forum on ADB conducted a study on social and environmental impacts of the power plant along with potential violation of national and international standards.​ Watch Video Beijing Air Quality Improvement and Coal Replacement The objective of the project is to improve air quality and reduce air pollution, such as CO2 emissions, particulate matters, SO2 emissions, and NOx emissions, through replacing coal with natural gas in rural villages on the outskirts of Beijing. Upon completion, the Project will provide gas service connections to approximately 216,751 rural households, and reduce coal consumption by around 650,000 tons annually in Beijing.

  • AIIB Communications | NGO Forum on ADB | Lungsod Quezon

    এশিয়ান ডেভেলপমেন্ট ব্যাংক (এডিবি) Project Monitoring Communications News প্রজেক্ট মনিটরিং 19 July 2022 AIIB asked to go green, turn back on fossil fuels ​ 28 June 2022 Re: Virtual Consultations Hosted by AIIB on the Energy Sector Strategy Update ​ 22 June 2022 Re: AIIB’s Virtual Consultation Sessions on the Energy Sector Strategy Update ​ 13 June 2022 AIIB’s Extended Deadline for Public Input on the Energy Sector Strategy Update ​ 19 May 2022 Collective Statement For the Energy Sector Strategy Update ​ 2 May 2022 Re: AIIB’s Call for Public Input on the Energy Sector Strategy Update ​ 23 February 2022 AIIB response to NGO Forum on ADB network’s letter regarding Energy Strategy update ​ 15 February 2022 Collective Call for a New Forward-Looking AIIB Energy Sector Strategy ​ 28 January 2022 Follow Up Correspondence Concerning the 2022 Energy Sector Strategy Update ​ 24 January 2022 AIIB Withdraw Proposed Financing for 1.4GW Gas Project and Pipeline in Thailand ​ 28 October 2021 Joint Submission by NGO Forum on ADB & Urgewald on the AIIB Environmental and Social Framework ​ 23 September 2021 Key issues regarding the AIIB Annual Meeting 2021 Letter

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