The fifth Urban Dialogue, organized on 1-2 November at Senate Bhaban on Dhaka University campus, concluded with a declaration. The declaration identified the problems of the capital and suggested some recommendations as well.
The declaration was placed at the concluding session of the event where mayors, government officials, academicians, CBOs, service providers and donors were present.
It was hosted by Dhaka North City Corporation and moderated by ActionAid Bangladesh Country Director Farah Kabir. State Minister of Finance & Planning MA Mannan attended the session as the chief guest while and Disaster Management Department DG Riaz Ahmed joined it as the special guest.
Haji Md Abdul Gani, Mayor, Savar Municipality; Sharf Uddin Ahmed Choudhury, CEO, Savar Municipality, Dr Tariq Bin Yousuf of DNCC; Fred Witteveen, National Director of WVB and Asif Ibrahim, Advisor to BUILD Trustee Board attended the session as the discussants.
Zia Choudhury, Country Director of CARE Bangladesh read out the declaration. The session was closed with concluding remarks and vote of thanks by Dr ASM Maksud Kamal, Chairperson, Department of Disaster Science and Management, University of Dhaka. Department of Disaster Science and Management, University of Dhaka, Fire Service and Civil Defense, Housing & Building Research Institute (HBRI) were the technical partners of the event.
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