Bangladesh Rising Conference at Harvard next month

Jannatul Islam

22nd April, 2018 12:31:33 printer

Bangladesh Rising Conference at Harvard next month

With an aim to take Bangladesh’s progress stories to the world, an international conference is going to be held at Harvard University in the USA on May 12.


Styled ‘Bangladesh Rising Conference 2018’, the International Sustainable Development Institution (ISDI) and Center for International Development at Harvard Kennedy School are jointly organising the daylong event.


Experts from Bangladesh and international arena will attend the knowledge sharing session focusing on Bangladesh’s progress.


 Microsoft Bangladesh Managing Director Sonia Bashir Kabir, one of the participants, confirmed the daily sun on Saturday.


International development partners, nominated government officials, researchers and academics, private sector representatives and civil society stakeholders are expected to attend the event to discuss how Bangladesh can maintain its development momentum and accelerate the growth it has achieved in the past decade.


From Bangladesh, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisor Dr Mashiur Rahman, State Minister for Energy and Power Nasrul Hamid, PM Office’s Principle Coordinator at PM Office on SDG Abul Kalam Azad, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority Executive Chairman Kazi Aminul Islam, Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority’s Executive Chairman Paban Chowdhury, Microsoft Bangladesh Managing Director Sonia Bashir Kabir and Square Pharmaceuticals Head of Business Anika Chowdhury will represent the country.


Among the international speakers, Harvard Centre for International Development Rechard Hausmnn, Professor Stuart L Hart, Meera Narayanaswamy of International Finance Corporation, and World Web Foundation’s Digital Inclusion Head Sonia N Jorge will participate in the event.


The event will be the largest academic conference in the United States devoted to development issues of Bangladesh.


The conference will bring participants from across the globe to exchange ideas, discuss various strategies for development, meet international stakeholders and take back new tactical knowledge, according to an ISDI handout.


The conference will also address issues relating to  financial inclusion, foreign investment, generation and provision of electricity and sustainable development goals.