The Disability Alliance on SDGs, Bangladesh has been formed to work for persons with disabilities and thus contribute to the attainment of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The formation of the national alliance was announced at a seminar at CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka on Thursday. Abdul Matin Kashru MP, Convener of the Parliamentary Caucus on Disability, unveiled the logo of the alliance.
Members of the alliance include Sightsavers, ADD International, Access Bangladesh Foundation, CBM, Turning Point, Centre for Disability Development, National Disability Forum and HelpAge International.
Khondoker Ariful Islam, Country Director of Sightsavers for Bangladesh, has been made convener of the alliance.
Speaking at the seminar as the chief guest, Abdul Matin Kashru, a former law minister, said the present government is working relentlessly for the development of the people with disabilities.
Professor Dr Shamsul Alam, Member (Senior Secretary) of General Economics Division under the Planning Commission, Quazi Rosy PM, Vice-president of Parliamentary Caucus on National Planning and Budget, and Sushanta Kumar Pramanik, Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Social Welfare, attended the event as special guests.