The two-day research-policy meeting titled ‘Interpreting SDGs for South Asia: In Search of a Regional Framework’ began at a hotel in the capital city on Tuesday.
Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi attended the opening session of the event as the chief guest.
The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) arranged the function at Golden Tulip The Grandmark Dhaka in the city’s Banani.
Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque attended the session as the special guest, while heads of the missions of participating countries also spoke as Guests of Honour at the opening session.
Distinguished Fellow of CPD Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya placed a presentation at the session on the overarching issues of the study to be chaired by Executive Director of CPD Dr Fahmida Khatun.
The event launched a research project with studies from nine countries from South Asian region.
The project is focusing on respective development priorities from the perspective of delivering the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
The proposed study will also seek to design a regional framework which will support delivery of the SDGs in South Asia. A total of eight eminent scholars and experts (from Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) are scheduled to attend the two-day event.