Eminence and BCSNPN held independent dialogue on the eve of UN Food Systems Summit 2021
Eminence Associates for Social Development and Bangladesh Civil Society Network for Promoting Nutrition (BCSNPN) have recently jointly organised Independent Food System Summit Dialogue under the title "Bangladesh Independent Food Systems Dialogue" -- says a press release. It was a day-long virtual event of five sessions on the eve of the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit 2021.
Bangladesh Independent Food Systems Dialogue has been organised with the objectives to analyse the challenges in the food systems in Bangladesh, explore the promising approaches to address the challenges, debate pathways to sustainable food systems, and elaborate the commitments towards the Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
This dialogue engaged a wide range of stakeholders and policy-makers of the food system, including the members of the parliament, government officials, vice-chancellors, researchers, academia, journalist, celebrities, and professional of national and international NGOs.
Prof Dr AFM Ruhul Haque, MP, Shatkhira-3; Shamsul Haque Tuku, MP, Pabna-1; Dr Abdul Aziz, MP, Sirajganj-1; Ahmed Firoz Kabir, MP, Pabna-2; and Dr Shamil Uddin Ahmed Shimul, MP, Chapai Nawabganj-1 were present as Chief Guests in the respective sessions.
Among the special guests and chair there were Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, PKSF; Prof Dr Shah Monir Hossain, Former DG, DGHS; Prof Dr AHM Mustafizur Rahman, VC, JKKNIU; Prof Dr Sadekul Arefin Matin, VC, Barishal University; Prof Dr Nasim Akhtar, VC, CSTU; Dr Md Khalilur Rahman, DG, BNNC; Dr S M Mustafizur Rahman, Line Director, NNS; Shykh Seraj, Director, Channel I and all.
The guests and panel speakers elaborately talked about the health of the farmers and other food workers, food wastage, food processing, natural food production, role of the women and young people in sustainable diet patterns et cetera.