Partnering for Development

High level flagship event of the Government of Bangladesh



BDF 2018

Economic Relations Division is organizing Bangladesh Development Forum (BDF) on January 17‐18, 2018. The Forum will be held at an opportune time when the mid‐term review of 7th FYP and the SDGs implementation is underway. The Forum is expected to discuss the implementation review of Bangladesh’s 7th FYP and the SDGs. The discussion in the forum will focus on the implementation challenges of the 7th FYP and the looming resource or policy gaps to attain the SDGs. The dialogue is desired to identify the best ways for our development endeavor and areas of intervention of development partners.

The objective of the BDF 2018 is to effectively address economic, social, and environmental determinants combining multi‐stakeholder and multi‐sectoral action across government and society on some priority areas.

Honorable Prime Minister H.E. Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the event and Mr. Abul Maal A. Muhith, Hon’ble Minister for Finance will chair the opening session.

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Inaugural Ceremony



Sheikh Hasina

Sheikh Hasina

Hon'ble Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Abul Maal A. Muhith

Abul Maal A. Muhith

MP, Honorable Minister for Finance, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish

Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish

Director-General and CEO, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

Wencai Zhang

Wencai Zhang

Vice President, Asian Development Bank

Annette Dixon

Annette Dixon

Vice President for South Asia Region, World Bank

Minoru Masujima

Minoru Masujima

Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Kazi Shofiqul Azam

Kazi Shofiqul Azam

Secretary, Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

Janina Jaruzelski

Janina Jaruzelski

Mission Director, USAID/ Bangladesh, Co-Chair, Local Consultative Group, Bangladesh

Sessions



10:00-11:00 AM
Opening Plenary
Grand Ballroom, Pan Pacific Sonargaon
11:00-11:30 AM
Tea/ Coffee Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Keynote Session
Implementation of the 7th FYP and the SDGs: Challenges and Way Forward

Ball Room I and II, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

1.30-2:30 PM
Lunch & Prayer

Ballroom III, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

2:30-4:00 PM
Working Session [Parallel]
Building resilience in agriculture and extreme climatic condition

Ball Room III, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

Creating enabling environment for FDI and private sector engagement

Ball Room I, II, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

4:00 – 4:15 PM
Tea/ Coffee Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

4:15 – 5:45 PM
Working Session [Parallel]
Addressing inequality and ensuring health for all

Ball Room III, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

Fostering quality education, and skills for employment and promoting Innovation in education and ICT

Ball Room I, II, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

7:00 PM
Cultural Show & Dinner

Oasis, Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka

9:30-11:00 AM
Working Session [Parallel]
Addressing violence against women and ensuring women empowerment

Ball Room I, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

LDC transition: Turning challenges into opportunities

Ball Room II, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

11:00-11:15 AM
Tea Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

11.15 am-12.45 pm
Working Session [Parallel]
Improving urban service delivery for sustainable development

Ball Room I, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

Integrated SDG financing and strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships

Ball Room II, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

12:45-1:45 PM
Lunch & Prayer
Ball Room III, Pan Pacific Sonargaon
1:45-2:15 PM
Closing Session
Ball Room I, Pan Pacific Sonargaon
2:15 PM
Media Briefing
Ball Room II, Pan Pacific Sonargaon

Organized By



Economic Relations Division
Ministry of Finance

Organizing Partners

Location

  • PAN PACIFIC SONARGOAN, DHAKA
  • bdf2018@erd.gov.bd
  • JANUARY 17-18, 2018

Contacts



  • Mr. Anwar Hossain
  • Deputy Secretary
  • Development Aid Effectiveness Wing
  • Economic Relations Division (ERD)
  • Ministry of Finance
  • +8801711528145
  • hmanwar6264@gmail.com
  • Dr. Md. Reazul Bashar Siddique
  • Deputy Secretary
  • Development Aid Effectiveness Wing
  • Economic Relations Division (ERD)
  • Ministry of Finance
  • +8802 9180622
  • +8801686601440
  • mrbsiddique@gmail.com
  • Mr. Monowar Ahmed
  • Additional Secretary and Wing Cheif
  • Development Aid Effectiveness Wing
  • Economic Relations Division (ERD)
  • Ministry of Finance
  • +8802 9180621
  • ahmedmonowar@hotmail.com