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SDG IMPLEMENTATION

Ensure partnership with private sector, civil society, NGOs

Speakers urge govt at citizen's conference
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Ensure partnership with private sector, civil society, NGOs

Speakers at the "Citizen's Conference on SDGs in Bangladesh" have urged the government to ensure its partnership with private sector, civil society and NGOs to implement programmes to achieve the sustainable development goals, set by the United Nations, reports UNB.

"Setting specific goals, identifying groups and actions through a collaboration between the government, civil society, private sector and NGOs will be the biggest challenge for SDG implementations," said Prof Rehman Sobhan, eminent economist and chairman of Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), while addressing the conference at the auditorium of Krishibid Institute, Bangladesh (KIB) in the capital yesterday.

Citizen's Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh (CPSB), a newly formed organisation, organised the conference with CPD Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya in the chair.

Prof Emeritus Anisuzzaman, executive director of Ain o Salish Kendra Sultana Kamal, former advisor of caretaker government Rasheda K Chowdhury, CPD executive director Prof Mustafizur Rahman, Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy, former

president of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce

and Industry Asif Ibrahim and UNDP acting country director Kyoko Yokosuka also spoke on the occasion.

CPSB leaders said they have organised the conference being inspired by the UN commitment to 'Leave no one behind', to create mass awareness about the SDGs in Bangladesh, develop more clarity and cohesion among the NGOs in its implementation process and explore further opportunities for government - NGO partnership in the country.

Prof Rehman Sobhan said, "We want to send a message for the government to come together with the civil society. We are both the servant of 160 million people".

He said working out appropriate actions, distribution of organisational responsibilities and ensuring their accountability will be another challenge for achieving SDGs.

Prof Anusuzzaman said that human society has achieved many successes in science and technology over the years but at the same time, many people still don't have access to pure drinking water and medical service.

"The torture on Rohingya people has been the biggest example of human repression," he said adding the biggest sadness is that most of the world wealth is captured in the hands of only few people which we cannot accept.

He urged all including the government, private sector and individuals to ensure establishment of justice, equal opportunity and rights for all.

Debapriya Bhattacharya said different studies indicate the gap between rich and poor is

widening in the country and situation of many marginalised groups are getting worse day by day.

So, the government has to build a partnership with private sector and NGOs to implement SDGs as 80 per cent of the investment is designed to be made by private sector, he said.

He refuted an allegation that spending by NGOs is not monitored and brought under accountability.Sultana Kamal said SDG has created an

opportunity to bring a change for all strata of the society in a spirit that nobody is left behind in the development process.

Rasheda K Chowdhury said the government and NGOs have to work together in a manner so that the next generation could not blame us for any failure in education sector.

Kyoko Yokosuka said UNDP will continue its support for Bangladesh to achieve SDGs.

Selina Hayat Ivy said the local government bodies should get the highest priority in implementing SDG programmes as they have work in the grassroots level with the core groups of the society.

 

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