CPD to organise special lecture as part of Mujib Barsho celebration
Publish- July 26, 2020, 07:06 PM
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The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) will organise a special lecture virtually to celebrate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by November this year.
This was decided by the Board of Trustees (BoT) of CPD at its 55th meeting in Dhaka on Saturday, said a media release on Sunday.
CPD Board appreciated CPD’s research and outreach-related activities during January-June 2020.
Some of the research during this period include— Challenges of Policymaking in Times of Pandemics: State of the Bangladesh Economy in FY2020, CPD’s Recommendations for the National Budget FY2020-2; Health and Economic Risks of Corona Pandemic and Recommendations, Assessment of Public Policy Interventions and Proposals for Food and Income Security of the Marginalised; Contextualizing SDG Targets for the Senior Citizens in Bangladesh: Introducing a ‘Universal Pension Scheme’; Challenges for the Marginalised Youth in Accessing Jobs: How Effective is Public Service Delivery? Improved Coordination of International Climate Finance in Bangladesh; Harnessing Trade for Sustainable Development with Focus on Graduating LDCs in Asia and the Pacific.
The Board approved the CPD’s plan for research, dialogue, publication and outreach-related activities for July-December 2020.
CPD Board approved CPD’s Yearly Financial Statement for FY 2019-2020 and Budget for FY 2020-2021 at the meeting.
Presided over by Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, CPD, the Board meeting was attended by Trustee Members Khushi Kabir, Coordinator, Nijera Kori; M Syeduzzaman, former Finance Minister; Syed Manzur Elahi, Chairman, APEX Group, Advocate Sultana Kamal, former Advisor to the Caretaker Government and Chairperson of TIB; Rasheda K Choudhury, Executive Director, CAMPE; Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam, former Professor of English Departement, Dhaka University, Dr Shahdeen Malik, eminent jurist; Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya and Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Distinguished Fellows, CPD; Dr Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director, CPD and Member-Secretary, CPD Board of Trustees.
Dr Khondoker Golam Moazzem, Research Director, M Shafiqul Islam, Director, Administration & Finance of CPD were also present at the meeting on invitation.