The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) will hold a research-policy meeting titled ‘Interpreting SDGs for South Asia: In Search of a Regional Framework’ in the capital today (Tuesday), reports BSS.
The opening session of the event will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Golden Tulip The Grandmark Dhaka in the city’s Banani, said a press release.
The event will launch 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) will attend the two-day event in Dhaka.
PM’s International Affairs Adviser Professor Dr Gowher Rizvi will be present at the opening session as the chief guest while Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haqu will attend the session as special guest.
Heads of the missions of participating countries will speak as Guests of Honour at the opening session.
Distinguished Fellow of CPD Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya will make a presentation at the session on the overarching issues of the study to be chaired by Executive Director of CPD Dr Fahmida Khatun.