Published:  01:49 AM, 09 May 2021

Speakers emphasize coordinated efforts to fight pandemic

Speakers emphasize coordinated efforts to fight pandemic

Speakers at a webinar on Saturday said that coordinated efforts are required to fight the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The webinar was organized by Center for Governance Studies (CGS). It was moderated by Professor Dr Asif M. Shahan, Dhaka University.Professor Dr. Ali Riaz, Illinois University, USA presented the keynote paper at the event. The title of the webinar was "Geopolitics of the Pandemic: The Bangladesh Scene".

Felix Kolbitz, Resident Representative of FES Bangladesh conveyed the opening remarks at the webinar. It was also attended by former Election Commissioner Brigadier General (Retd) M. Sakhawat Hossain, Professor Amena Mohsin, Department of International Relations, Dhaka University, Dr. Badiul Alam Majumder, Secretary, Sujan, Zillur Rahman, Executive Director of CGS, Dr. Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director, Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) among others.

The discussants talked about the coronavirus situation globally with special reference to the plight of Bangladesh. They admired the authorities concerned in Bangladesh for being able to effectively handle the Covid 19 circumstances. The speakers also highlighted the adverse economic impact of Covid 19.

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