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Embracing SDG: Perspective Bangladesh and Beyond on May 20, 2017 at University of Asia Pacific
A day-long workshop titled “Embracing SDG: Perspective Bangladesh and Beyond” was jointly organised by SDG Lab and the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) on May 20, 2017, at UAP. SDG Lab is an initiative of some Chevening Scholars with a mission of youth empowerment and policy advocacy to align development initiatives with the SDGs. Through debate and discussion, SDG Lab works to generate and disseminate knowledge, especially among youths. The aim of this interactive programme was to share ideas and thoughts around SDGs in order to create an aware and informed young generation in Bangladesh. H.E. David Ashley, Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission, Dhaka was the Chief guest at the concluding session of the workshop while Professor Dr. Jamilur Reza Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor, University of Asia Pacific, presided over the session.
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- Rezwan find interest in climate change, social entrepreneurship, urban human ecosystem and youth empowerment. He believes in nature centric development, rather focusing narrowly on financial and structural expansion only. Right now, he has been awarded Local Pathway Fellowship by the UN Sustainable Development Solution Network (SDSN-Youth). He is working as expert researcher for two most esteemed universities in Bangladesh; BRAC University and University of Dhaka. Previously He worked at Yunus Centre, Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) and in other research and academic institutions in different capacity. He founded SDG Lab to platform debate on SDG in relating to the local […]
- Sekander Zulker Nayeen is a Joint District and Sessions Judge, a mid-level judge, in the Bangladesh Judicial Service and the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholar. He is the co-founder and director of SDG Lab, an organised initiative to generate and disseminate knowledge on Sustainable Development Goals with a view to helping national and international communities to attain the goals. He is a researcher to International Research Initiative Bangladesh (IRIBD), an online research platform providing academic research opportunities for graduate students and university professors. He teaches at the department of Law & Human Rights in University of Asia Pacific. Formerly, he […]
- Mahmudul Hoque Moni is a member of Bangladesh Civil Service. Being a Chevening Scholar he studied MA in Governance and Development at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in the UK. He previously earned master degrees in International Relations as well as in Journalism, Media and Communications. He worked in several capacities in development sector. He had worked as a photojournalist in news media organisations, as the Chief Executive of the Centre for Practical Multimedia Studies, as a Director of an NGO, EKMATTRA, and as a Lecturer at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. He writes opinions and creative pieces for […]
- Mohammad Golam Sarwar (FCO UK Government Chevening Scholar) currently serving as a Lecturer, Department of Law, University of Dhaka. He is not only teaching, but also trying to lead the students from the front. He is also working as a Law Desk Associate at The Daily Star (The largest English Daily in Bangladesh). He also works as a Research coordinator, (Center for Justice and Development) at International Research Initiative Bangladesh (IRIBD). He has also worked in various human rights organizations including National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh. He worked as a Coordinator of Street Law Program run by Empowerment through Law […]