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  • Understanding-Climate-Change-from-SDG-Perspective-02

    SDGs are against environmental discrimination and for environmental justice

    For a least developed country (LDC), like Bangladesh, the success in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will critically hinge upon the strategies which will tag climate concerns with other development goals and targets.

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    Let the Grassroots speak for SDG implementation in Bangladesh

    The Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh co-hosted a dialogue with The Hunger Project to tap the grassroots’ voices regarding SDGs delivery in the country. The citizen’s dialogue captioned Community intervention for SDG Delivery: Listening to the Grassroots Voices was held on Saturday 20 May 2017 at the CSS Ava Centre, Khulna. The dialogue was widely attended by academics, economists, social

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    Effective GO-NGO partnerships key for achieving the SDGs

    Effective partnerships between government and non-government organisations (GO-NGO) built on trust, mutual respect and support will help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh. There should, however, be a set of comprehensive guidelines for such collaborations to work in implementing and monitoring the Goals and ensure accountability for their activities at the same

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    Education 2030 in Bangladesh: A Civil Society Perspective

    One of the leading non-government organisation of Bangladesh, which is working for the development in the education sector, the Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) and the Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh has published a book titled Framework for Action – Education 2030 in Bangladesh: A Civil Society Perspective. Keeping the transparent and inclusive implementation of

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    Ensuring accountability in education is a must to achieve SDG-4

    Despite huge success towards increasing access to education and enrolment rates, Bangladesh lagged far behind in quality education. There is a need for accountability and participation of non-state actors in the education sector for ensuring effective implementation of SDG-4. These were observed in a dialogue titled “Accountability for SDG-4 and Citizen Participation” jointly organised by

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    Ensure gender equity to achieve SDGs in Bangladesh: citizens stressed at a dialogue

    To attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Bangladesh must ensure engaging women in all possible sectors linked to country’s growth. In comparison to neighbouring countries, Bangladesh has made significant improvement in the areas of maternal mortality, women’s economic participation, gender parity in primary and secondary education.  There are still pockets of extreme inequality which is

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    Leaving No One Behind: What does it mean for Bangladesh? A question looming large

    Who are being left out from the development outcomes in Bangladesh? Identifying these groups of population is critical as we conceptualise the marginalisation process in the country. The issue has acquired heightened importance as we try to address the concern that “no one will be left behind” in our economic, social and environmental plans and

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    Citizen’s Platform’s Rangpur Dialogue: Weak safety net in high poverty area

    Attainment of the globally adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will critically hinge on the effective decentralisation of the national budget allocations. Backward districts like Rangpur will require a district budget for bringing people into the development mainstream and improve their life and livelihoods, and the regional status of socio-economic indicators. This was emphasised in a

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    Strengthen Local Government Initiatives for Sustainable Cities

    Importance of good governance is known to all, but we also need to aware ourselves on the roles that we can play as active citizens, says Mr A J M Nasiruddin, Honourable Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation at a Dialogue on “The New Global Development Agenda: Peace and Security, Human Rights and Governance,” organised by

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    Good Governance needs awareness, capacity and commitment: Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya

    In line with the UN Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, a particular focus will have to be kept on Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. In the past few years, Bangladesh government has

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