5:49 pm - Tuesday November 21, 2017

LEAD presents “Role of Women on SDGs”

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A round table event “Where Women LEADERS Meet” with theme on “Role & impact of Women on SDGs in Bangladesh”, held at The Daily Star Conference Hall on the 13th May came to a grand successful closure.

This event was organized by LEAD in association with Zonta International District 25. Main prospect of this roundtable was to successfully create substantial awareness of the role & impact of Women on SDGs locally, understand the local efforts in this segments and then carry it forward to the Global platform with the endorsement & support of UN Global Compact. The event was well participated with representations from UNDP, UN Women, Prime Minister’s office, British High Commission & various Women associations and Women Icons of our country.

President of LEAD Mr. Ashfaq Zaman, CPA moderated the sessions with remarks expressing appreciation towards the female leaders & entrepreneurs of the country who are paving a way of success by breaking the barriers of gender inequality. Mrs. Fahmida Karim, governor of Zonta International District 25, who was the guest of honor has stated the reasons behind “why women are important for attaining SDG”s. The Vice President of Bangladesh Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Dr. Rubina Husain presented the key note on “Women’s Empowerment Leads to Sustainable Development” setting the discussion points of the roundtable. There was also an open moderation session focusing on relevant SDG issues related to women, participated by 25 leading female personalities of the country. Yahia Md. Amin CEO of Lead added valuable remarks in the season.

Special Panel discussion was held by the women leaders: Ms. Christine Hunter-Country Head of UN Women; Ms. Rubaba Dowla-Founder & Director of PlusOne Service; Ms. Catherine Cecil-Team Leader of PROKAS- a DFID/UKaid funded program; Ms. Shomi Kaiser-Managing Director of Dhansiri Communication Ltd; Ms. Sangeeta Khan-Director of Bangladesh Women Chamber of woman Commerce & Industry; Ms. Louise Cowcher-Director Development of British Council Banglades; Md. Mokammel Hossain-Joint Secretary (SDG), Prime Minister’s Office & Ms. Bitopi Das ChowdhuryHead of Corporate Affairs of Standard Chartered Bank.

The roundtable session ended at 6pm putting a positive impact on participants who actively participated with a view towards progress, directing towards attaining SDG- though empowering the women & mutually working together to carry out the SDGs to make Bangladesh a developed country in the quickest possible time. There will be strong follow-up after the event with expected support from Prime Minister’s Office SDG coordination department. The outputs, recommendations, viewpoints & recommendations of the event will be put in a Working Paper & Journal that will be promoted at Local Ministries and global platforms such as the World Economic Forum and the United Nations.

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