Leading experts, including academicians of the country, urged the all participants to earn essential knowledge for achievement of Sustainable Developing Goals (SDG). They urged it at a day-long round table discussion titled ‘Girls for Global Goals’ on Friday at Gulshan’s Bengal Inn in the capital.
Supported by the U.S. Embassy, South Asian Youth Society (SAYS), a non-profitable regional youth development organization, organized the discussion marking the First National Sustainable Development Olympiad (NSDO).
Dhaka takes place in 3 stages of which the first phase has been successfully conducted, reaching out to 54 institutes and more than 350 participants.
The round table was aimed at reviewing and taking expert opinions on the curriculum that has been prepared for the First National Sustainable Development Olympiad (NSDO).
Leading experts from concerned ministries, academicians from different universities, representatives from various development organizations were present at the event.
“Girls for Global Goals’ will directly educate and empower young girls from schools & colleges (Class 8 to class 12) by developing their leadership and technological capacity and by disseminating the essential knowledge about global goals and connecting them to the process of championing Sustainable Developing Goals”, said Towfique Ahmad Khan, the founder and President of South Asian Youth Society.
Punna Islam, the Head of Communications of South Aisan Youth Society, highlighted the structure and phases of the National Sustainable Development Olympiad.
Sunera Sabah Khan, the team leader of the Curriculum development team, mentioned how the work of development of the curriculum was carried out. She mentioned how the curriculum emphasized on the Sustainable Development Goals and its incorporation with the 7th five-year plan.
“The initiative taken by SAYS will be very beneficial to the students that are taking part”, said Jashim Uddin Ahmed, Chairman, Bangladesh Handloom Board, Ministry of Textiles and Jute.
The feedback session discussions were chaired by Professor Abdul Hannan Chowdhury, Chief Adviser, South Asian Youth Society.
Planning Commission Deputy Chief (General Economic Division), Md Monirul Islam, Dhaka University professor (International Relations) Dr Lailafur Yasmin, Khulna University associate professor (Urban and Regional Planning,) Dr Md Ashiq Ur Rahman, Action Aid Director (Program, Policy and Campaign) Asgar Ali Sabri were present among others at the round table discussion.