Covid-19: NSU holds virtual conference on impacts, response in Bangladesh

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Speakers attend a virtual conference on Covid-19 in Bangladesh, organized by South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG) and Center for Peace Studies (CPS) of North South University on Thursday, June 18, 2020
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The conference focused on five issues, including health and well-being, livelihood and business, education and skill development, agriculture and food security, and geopolitical relations

North South University (NSU), in collaboration with NSU’s South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG) and Center for Peace Studies (CPS), on Thursday organized a Covid-19-related virtual conference.

The title of the conference was the Impacts, Consequences and Responses to Covid-19 in Bangladesh: A Human Security Approach, said a press release.

The conference focused on five issues, including health and wellbeing, livelihood and business, education and skill development, agriculture and food security, and geopolitical relations.

Prof Ahmed Hossain, director at Global Health Institute of North South University, discussed about the challenges faced for identification of Covid-19 and difficulties faced during treatment of coronavirus.

He also pointed out public health strategies to address the risks posed by immigrants, maternal mortality, infant mortality, etc.

Prof Mustafizur Rahman, distinguished fellow at the Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), highlighted the impact of the 2020-2021 budget on on the business sector, deficit, revenue management, direct and indirect tax and reform programs.

Prof Atiqul Islam, vice chancellor of North South University, spoke on the challenges, long-term consequences and tasks needed in the field of education and technology in the country.

Former agriculture secretary Anwar Faruque gave specific instructions on how to make the weak and risky aspects of coronavirus’s impact on agriculture strong and promising.

Md Shahidul Haque, senior fellow at SIPG in NSU, emphasized strategic bilateral relations and renewal of international agreements and relations on human welfare, climate, migration and technology use.

Dr Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, NSU, Brig Gen (retd) Shahedul Anam Khan and Faruq Wasif, assistant editor of Prothom Alo, were present as speakers at the conference moderated by Dr M Jashim Uddin, coordinator at CPS.

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