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Workshop on “Recent Trends in Development and Bangladesh Perspectives” held

Workshop participants

“Trends of Development issue changing regularly and plans and programs of Bangladesh in last four decades remarkably parallels with the phases of world’s development forethought. Bangladesh never left the path of reconcilement with contemporary global trend of development. Bangladesh has achieved remarkable progress for fulfillment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) we all should be close look all the time for new thought of programmatic intervention, otherwise development trend will be stopped” key presenter NIAZ AHMED KHAN, Ph.D.(Wales), Professor and Chairman, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka  highlighted the development issue during the daylong workshop titled “ ‘Some Thoughts on the Recent Trends in Development and their Relevance for Development Managers’ on 25th February organized by Knowledge Management for Development Division of YPSA held at YPSA Head Office Conference room.

During the introductory speech of the workshop, Chief Executive of YPSA, Md. Arifur Rahman said that Bangladesh lies in the area along with ‘countries not accelerated, but on track for achieved the Millennium Development Goals. The development trend of the world always changing and being targeted for innovative thinking program. So, we should always keep in touch for up to date advancement of the program development by developed countries.

The intention of the workshop conducted for development workers to learn about the new policies, trend and future development goals from renowned academician Professor NIAZ AHMED KHAN.

Former country director of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Professor NIAZ AHMED KHAN discussed the recent development program of the world by United Nations and adopted by different policies and strategies by Bangladesh. He said Bangladesh has achieved remarkable progress in the areas of primary schooling, gender parity in primary and secondary level education, lowering the infant and under-five mortality rate and maternal mortality ratio, improving immunization coverage and reducing the incidence of communicable diseases compared to targeted the Millennium development Goals (MDG).

However,  Bangladesh has struggled in the areas of environmental sustainability, nutrition and certain aspects of gender equity. Currently, present world is thinking for launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development agenda Be useful for pursuing focused and coherent action on sustainable development.

Mr. Md. Mahabubur Rahmn, Director (Social Development Program) and Mr. Palash Chawdhury, Director (Finance) of YPSA, Mohammad Shahjahan, Team Leader of YPSA-HLP initiative, Mr. Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, Mohammad Ali Shahin  have participated in an open discussion and shared their idea and experiences about the program development in the context of sustainable development.