Working Session

Sustainable Cities: Services and Protection for the Vulnerable

  • 11:45 AM- 1:15 PM
  • Venue: Harmony, BICC
  • Chair: H.E. S M Rezaul Karim
  • Keynote Presenter: Md. Shahid Ullah Khandaker

Session Concept:

Bangladesh is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, driven by the country’s rapid urbanization. Urban Bangladesh accounts for more than 65% of national GDP. The rapid urbanization has meant that the cities in Bangladesh are not sustainable in terms of livability. The lack of proper low-cost housing, sanitation and other basic amenities in slums and other underserved areas including informal settlements of cities make it especially difficult for the vulnerable section of society. This session will aim at a deeper understanding of how to improve service delivery mechanisms for the urban poor and vulnerable populations to ensure more inclusive and sustainable development in cities.

Panelists

H.E. S M Rezaul Karim
H.E. S M Rezaul Karim

Honorable Minister for Housing and Public Works

Md. Shahid Ullah Khandaker
Md. Shahid Ullah Khandaker

Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public Works

Sudipto Mukerjee
Sudipto Mukerjee

UNDP Resident Representative, Bangladesh

Ridma Khan, Director
Ridma Khan, Director

Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mr Andrew Cross
Mr Andrew Cross

Chief Financial Officer, AIIB

Engr. Md. Nurul Huda
Engr. Md. Nurul Huda

Former Chairman, RAJUK

Md. Nurul Amin
Md. Nurul Amin

Secretary, Planning Division

Ms Angelika Fleddermann
Ms Angelika Fleddermann

Head of German International Cooperation, GIZ

Reources

Sustainable Cities: Services and Protection for the Vulnerable

Sustainable Cities: Services and Protection for the Vulnerable