International Conference On Sustainable Development(ICSD) 2015



Southern University Bangladesh organized the “International Conference on Sustainable Development 2015” at a hotel in Chittagong city on Saturday, November 21, 2015.. Addressing as chief guest, University Grant Commission(UGC) Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan said 65 percent of the total population age below 35 years and this young generation can achieve SDGs while universities will have to play a vital role in enriching and preparing them with knowledge for this challenge.

Dr Amiya Bhaumik, vice chancellor of Lincoln University, Malaysia, said universities should produce such graduates who will create jobs rather than seeking jobs.

Prof Dr. Niaz Ahmed Khan of Dhaka University’s development studies department mentioned that besides developing in many aspects like poverty alleviation, and maternal and child mortality rate reduction, Bangladesh still lags behind in fulfilling many targets including achieving full employment and tackling unplanned urbanization.

Conference convener and founder of the University Mr. Sarwar Jahan highlighted UN relation with Southern University, He said Southern University is a member UNAI since 2010 and implements at least one principle every year.

Prof Mohammad Ali, vice chancellor of Southern University Bangladesh, also spoke and chair Inaugural Session. He said,Sustainable development goals (SDGs) can be achieved by striking a balance among the environment, economy and social communities.

There were only 20 selected papers presented in four plenary sessions namely (I) Socio-economic Environment and Sustainable Development; (II) Education and Empowering Youth for Sustainable Development;  (III) Science, Technology and Sustainable Development (IV) Education and Empowering Youth for Sustainable Development.

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