COVID-19 Research ProgrammeSarwar2023-10-02T18:48:06+06:00
Strengthening Citizen’s Engagement in Delivering SDGs
in view of COVID-19 Pandemic
Since its inception, the Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh has concentrated on the cross-cutting and niche areas where the voices of the non-state actors as a group should be more prominent in shaping the country’s development strategies. The key essence of the SDGs, ‘Leave No One Behind’, is embedded in to the ideology of the Platform.
pandemic is rampaging over countries across the globe for nearly six months now. It is expected to leave a far-reaching mark in the development journeys of the countries across the globe.
It is apprehended that in the least developed countries (LDCs) like Bangladesh, COVID-19 will exacerbate their pre-existing vulnerabilities and disrupt their pursuit for SDGs.
The Platform is working towards comprehending all the COVID-19 responses into a collective effort. Hence, the Platform has now launched a project titled, “Strengthening Citizen’s Engagement in Delivering SDGs in view of COVID-19 Pandemic”. Under this project, the Platform seeks to bring forth the following three tasks for the near future:
Prepare evidence-based and policy-oriented knowledge products engaging a wide range of non-state actors;
Engage in communication and networking activities to generate broad awareness, coordinated efforts and consensus as regards the future development strategies of the country in favour of the marginalised and vulnerable citizens following the SDG spirit of ‘leave no one behind’; and
Pursue policy advocacy efforts through various channels in view of the above.
In the current democratic scenario, citizens have to play an active role, which is more crucial than ever. If the traditional democratic system weakens ahead, social forces must step up. Remaining silent and relying on distant solutions is not an option; every citizen, particularly the youth, must actively contribute to the country's progress.
নাগরিক প্ল্যাটফর্ম স্থানীয় পর্যায়ের যুব সাংবাদিকদের নিয়ে ১৭ ডিসেম্বর ২০২৩ তারিখে ঢাকায় ‘যুবদের জন্য উন্নয়ন সাংবাদিকতা’ শীর্ষক একটি কর্মশালার আয়োজন করে। দিনব্যাপী এই কর্মশালায় সারা দেশের বিভিন্ন জেলা থেকে ৩৭ জন যুব সাংবাদিক অংশগ্রহণ করেন।
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