Bangladesh has to focus on human resource development to face off future challenges of fourth industrial revolution (4IR), experts opined.
Local and foreign policy makers also emphasized on cooperation between academics and industrialists while addressing a roundtable in Dhaka recently.South East Asian Co-operation (SEACO) Foundation and World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) jointly organized the meeting to share knowledge on emerging techs.
Prime Minister’s Investment and Private Sector Advisor Salman F Rahman was the chief guest at the roundtable titled ‘Seizing the Possibilities for the Future’ at Radisson Dhaka.
Addressing the function, Salman Fazlur Rahman said concerted efforts are needed to develop skilled human resources in the country to face the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution.
The programme coordinator Ashfaq Zaman highlighted the preparation of integration of the 4IR as well as manages the macro consequences as a result of the change in the dynamics of human capital regarding 4IR.
Robi Axiata Chief Executive Mahtab Uddin Ahmed focused on adaptation of new technology to help Bangladesh progress in the 4IR era.
Eminent engineer National Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Wan Mohammad Zahid and Southeast University Founder Vice Chancellor Prof Shamser Ali, Malaysian Kearney Inc Partner Hasan Shafi, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology President Datuk Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman, Brunei Darussalam Legislative Council Member Siti Rozaimeriyanty DSLJ Haji Abdul Rahman and former Principal Secretary Abdul Karim were also present in the session conducted by Bangladesh Center for Fourth Industrial Revolution (BD4IR) Vice President Syed Tamjidur Rahman,Islamic University of Technology founding Vice Chanchelor Prof Anwar Hossain made address of welcome.