NSU holds virtual conference on COVID-19

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:33, Jun 19,2020


North South University in collaboration with NSU’s South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance and Centre for Peace Studies organised a virtual conference on Thursday.  The subject matter of the conference was the Impacts, Consequences and Responses to COVID-19 in Bangladesh: A Human Security Approach.

The conference, which started at 11:00am on Zoom, focused on five issues. These include health and well-being, livelihood and business, education and skill development, agriculture and food security and geopolitical relations.

After the introductory remarks by Professor Sk Tawfique M Haque, director of SIPG, Professor Ahmed Hossain, director, Global Health Institute of North South University, discussed the challenges for identification and treatment of coronavirus.

Professor Mustafizur Rahman, distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue highlighted the impact of the budget for 2020-2021 fiscal. NSU vice-chancellor Professor Atiqul Islam spoke on the problems and prospects of education and technology in the country.

Former agriculture secretary, Anwar Faruque, SIPG senior fellow Md Shahidul Haque, School of Humanities and Social Sciences dean Abdur Rob Khan, retired brigadier general Shahedul Anam Khan and Faruq Wasif, assistant editor of Prothom Alo were present as speakers at the conference moderated by M Jashim Uddin, coordinator, CPS.

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