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.
Today’s Bangladesh has some emerging wealthy and politically powerful groups, i.e., in the language of economics, an oligarchy is emerging in society – stated Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Convenor, Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh and Distinguished Fellow, CPD, in the Dialogue and Public Launching Event.
দীর্ঘ পাঁচ দশকে বাংলাদেশ বিভিন্ন ক্ষেত্রে সক্ষমতার পরিচয় দিয়ে বিশ্বব্যাপী প্রশংসা কুড়িয়েছে। একটি যুদ্ধ-বিধ্বস্ত রাষ্ট্র থেকে অর্থনৈতিক উন্নয়ন এবং আর্থ-সামাজিক রূপান্তরের ক্ষেত্রে বাংলাদেশ একটি রোল মডেল হিসেবে স্বীকৃতি অর্জন করেছে।
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