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UAP holds workshop on sustainable developments goals

A day-long workshop on “Embracing SDG: Perspective Bangladesh & Beyond” was held at the University of Asia Pacific (UAP) on May 20, 2017, a press release said Sunday.

Mr. David Ashley, Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission to Bangladesh, in the first SDG lab workshop, addressed the workshop as the Chief Guest.

In his speech, he said, in achieving Sustainable Development Goals be humble, be questioning, be empathetic and be bold.

He also said, this young generation of Bangladesh is fortunate and lucky enough ever in the history of Bangladesh as they are facing an era of quality education in Bangladesh.

Department of Law & Human Rights (L&HR), UAP and SDG Lab jointly organized the workshop.

Four Chevening Scholars conducted sessions according to their area of expertise. 50 students and young professionals from different institutions participated the event.

The session focused on SDG3; Good Health and Well-Being, SDG16; Peace Justice and Strong Institutions and SDG5; Gender Equality. Scholars focused on SDG11 & 13; Climate Action, and Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG4; Quality Education and SDG1 Towards a poverty and Inequality free world.

Professor Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Vice Chancellor, UAP chaired while Air Commodore Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury, Treasurer, UAP, Mr. Obaidul Haque, UK Government’s Chevening Scholar and Associate Professor of Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka moderated the plenary session.

Mr. Md. Rezwan Siddiqui, founder of SDG lab concluded the program. Earlier, Mrs. Nazia Wahab, Head, L&HR delivered the welcome speech.