As part of Cosmos Dialogue, a webinar titled “Impact of COVID-19 on Bangladesh: Prognosis for Recovery", began on Friday connecting experts from home and abroad virtually.
The webinar began at 8:08pm (BST) at www.facebook.com/unbnewsroom which is the first-ever webinar as part of Cosmos Dialogue.
Cosmos Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Cosmos Group, is organising the webinar.
Chairman of Cosmos Foundation Enayetullah Khan is scheduled to deliver the welcome speech at the webinar chaired by Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, the Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, and former Foreign Affairs Adviser to Bangladesh’s previous caretaker government.
Prominent economist and Chairman of Policy Research Institute (PRI) Dr Zaidi Sattar will talk about the macroeconomic impact of COVID-19 on Bangladesh and prognosis for recovery.
Prof Haider A. Khan, John Evans Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Denver, will highlight the geopolitical implications of COVID-19 and challenges for Bangladesh.
Muhammed Aziz Khan, founder and Chairman of Summit Power International Limited, Summit Holdings Ltd and IPCO Developments (Bangladesh) Limited, will talk about the impact of COVID-19 on infrastructures in Bangladesh.
Executive Director, Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) and former adviser to a previous caretaker government, Rasheda K Choudhury will make a presentation with a focus on the impact of COVID-19 on women and education in Bangladesh and its recovery plans.
President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Dr Rubana Huq will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the readymade garment sector in Bangladesh.
Cosmos Foundation Executive Director Nahar Khan will deliver the concluding remarks.
Dhaka Courier is the knowledge partner of the event.