The Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh will track implementation of SDGs in Bangladesh, sensitise policymakers towards challenges in implementation and allocative efficiency in resource deployment, bring more transparency in the implementation process and facilitate exchange of information and coordination with all those working on the SDGs. Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Convenor, Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh shared these objectives of the Platform with the international development partners at a briefing session on 4 October 2016 at BRAC Centre Inn, Dhaka.

Distinguished guests and representatives from international development partner organisations present at the event include H E Mr Benôit-Pierre Laramée, High Commissioner, Canadian High Commission; H E Mr Pierre Mayaudon, Ambassador, European Union Delegation to Bangladesh; H E Mr Johan Frisell, Ambassador, Embassy of Sweden; Ms Argentina Pinto Matavel Piccin, Country Representative UNFPA; Mr Edouard Beigbeder, Country Representative, UNICEF; Mr Nick Beresford, Acting Country Director (Operations), UNDP Bangladesh; Ms Claire Conan, Country Director (a.i.), World Food Programme (WFP); Ms Sujala Pant, Deputy Country Director (a.i.), UNDP Bangladesh; Mr Tom Nettleton, First Secretary, Australian High Commission, Ms  Jasmine Yoko Subasat, Coordinator for Economic Cooperation, Embassy of Japan, Mr Laurent Umans, Royal Netherlands Embassy; Ms Khadija Khondker, Programme Officer, International Labour Organization Country Office.

Dr Iftekharuzzaman, Ms Shaheen Anam, Ms Rasheda K Chowdhury, Professor Mustafizur Rahman and Mr Asif Ibrahim from the Core Group Members, and Ms Anisatul Fatema Yousuf, Coordinator of the Platform were also present at the meeting.