International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) organised a daylong national seminar on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on its campus on Thursday (November 21).
The theme of the seminar was “Ways to achieving SDGs educational targets 4.3, 4.4, 4.7 in Bangladesh”.Md Abul Kalam Azad, Principal Coordinator of SDGs, Prime Minister Office (PMO) addressed the seminar as the Chief Guest. The seminar was organised by the IUBAT Institute of SDG Studies (IISS) and Knowledge-Based Area Development (KBAD) unit of the university.
Forty Two Principals of different colleges were present in the seminar to have their orientation with SDGs invited by the organisers. Many representatives from other private universities and NGOs participated in the seminar.
Professor Selina Nargis, Treasurer and Executive Director of IISS gave the welcome speech.
Professor Mohammed Ataur Rahman, Director of IISS and KBAD in his Keynote speech highlighted the vision of Professor Alimullah Miyan that was to establish an education bank to finance higher study for ESD skilled human resource development.
Sun Lei, Educational Programme Specialist of UNESCO, Sultana Afroz Additional Secretary ERD (UN), Abdullah al Hasan Chowdhury, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Education were present in the seminar as special guests.
Professor Dr Abdur Rab, Vice-Chancellor of IUBAT, presided over the ceremony. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Hamida Akhter Begum led the Technical sessions with closing remarks.