Request for Proposal (RFP)

For: Facilitation of the National Workshop on the Formulation of a National Public Library Policy in Bangladesh

Date: 24 October 2018

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2 The Project / Programme

Libraries Unlimited is a joint initiative of the British Council and the Department of Public Library (DPL) of the Ministry of Cultural Affairs (MoCA) of Bangladesh. The project aims at creating systematic change in the way the people of Bangladesh have access to information that can help them improve their lives and achieve their full potentials. To achieve this, the project aims to develop the library sector in Bangladesh and make it a vibrant information sharing platform for a cross section of people, especially the information poor. The project is also providing technical support to the DPL for conducting evidence based policy advocacy, creating improved collaboration and productive dialogue with the relevant stakeholders.

In this context, the Project has planned to organize a daylong national level policy workshop with the relevant stakeholders. The expected outcome of the workshop is to formulate a set of policy recommendations that can be fed into the formulation of a comprehensive national policy for the public library sector in Bangladesh. The workshop will apply an appreciative inquiry and problem-solving approach, incorporating various tools and techniques of the participatory facilitation processes.

3. Timescales

  • Pre-bid meeting on Sunday 04 November  2018 at 11am
  • The last date of submitting proposal with 11 November 2018 by 4.00pm

Note: The above timescales may be subject to change.

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