Confce for economists at DU begins tomorrow


DU Correspondent

A two-day international conference on “inclusive growth for sustainable development” is going to begin at Dhaka University (DU) tomorrow aiming to bring together academic researchers to promote and exchange ideas in the fields of economics and development.

Bureau of Economic Research (BER) in collaboration with the Department of Economics of the University of Dhaka, will organise the conference at the Muzaffar Ahmed Chowdhury Auditorium at the Social Science Building of the University of Dhaka.

Over hundreds of stakeholders, including academicians, researchers, and policy makers will be present for sharing their expertise so that challenges in ensuring ‘inclusive growth’ can be well managed. 30 papers have been finally selected for the conference presentation, said Director of BER, DR. Nazma Begum in press conference on Thursday.

DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Akhtaruzzaman will inaugurate the conference while Planning Minister MA Mannan is expected to be present as the chief guest. Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni will attend the closing ceremony as the special guest.

“Bangladesh is going to celebrate its 50th Independence anniversary in 2021. The University of Dhaka has also set programmes for marking the first century in the same year. BRE aims to commence these occasions with revived commitments and revamped engagement in centering quality academic researchers for the country,” Nazma added in press conference. Apart from opening and closing session, 17 other session of panel discussion and papers presentations will take place at the conference. Professor Shafique-uz-Zaman, Chairperson of DU Economics Department, DR. Nazma Begum, Director of BER and Mahbuul Mokaddem, Chairman of BER were present at the press conference.