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International conference for Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh starts October 7

  • Published at 02:59 pm October 3rd, 2021
In pictures: Independence Day 2019

CPD Chairman Prof Rehman Sobhan will deliver the conference opening address

A two-day international conference will be streamed globally from the University of Queensland of Australia on October 7 and 8 via zoom and Facebook live to showcase Bangladesh's achievements in the last 50 years of her independence.

Bangladesh developed a lot in the last two decades by defying all the odds, and in March 2021, it marked the Golden Jubilee. 

The conference has been arranged for the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's independence and the centenary of the birth of the nation's founding father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Amra Kojon – The Legacy of Bangabandhu Australia Inc arranged a virtual press conference on Sunday and announced the details.

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Senior academics and researchers from six Australian universities and Amra Kojon - The Legacy of Bangabandhu Australia Inc are arranging the two-day conference.

Professor Rehman Sobhan, chairman of the Centre for Policy Dialogue, will deliver the conference opening address on “Bangabandhu and Bengali Nationhood: Leadership and Strategy”. 

A round table discussion on “Positioning Bangladesh on the global Map” will be led by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge, and joined by a panel of economists and environmental scientists of international standing including Professor Edward Barbier (Colorado State University, USA), Professor Carl Folke, (Beijer Institute, Sweden), and Professor Shunsuke Managi, (Kyushu University, Japan).

In the conference, the speakers will identify challenges and the possibilities of sustaining Bangladesh's growth as well as recommend the direction to achieve the 2030 and 2041 strategic goals. 

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Lessons from Bangladesh's own development experience as well as what to learn from others will also be identified and discussed by the speakers. They will deliver a speech on education, health, energy, agriculture and especially the RMG sector of Bangladesh.

At the press conference, speakers said that Bangladesh needs to change its education system to compete with other countries and speakers will give direction about that. Besides, it will be discussed in the conference how the population can be a sustainable medium for development.

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