North South University (NSU) and The Daily Star (TDS) jointly organized a roundtable discussion on “A Roadmap for Sustainable Solutions to the Rohingya Crisis” on Tuesday at The Daily Star Center. The objective of the roundtable was to share the key findings of a set of policy briefs, which were developed based on the research papers presented at the international conference on “Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions” held in July 2019 at NSU.
The theme of the policy briefs included: (i) a comprehensive policy brief focusing on a roadmap for sustainable solutions to the Rohingya crisis; (ii) peacebuilding and conflict resolution; (iii) physical and mental health issues; (iv) women and children issues; (v) economic impacts; and (vi) environmental impacts and remedy.
NSU Prof Biswas Karabi Farhana suggested taking care of the damaged forests by planting indigenous trees and checking high rates of surface and ground water pollution in and around the refugee camps.
NSU Prof Salahuddin M Aminuzzaman moderated the discussion addressed also by former ambassador Shamim Ahmed, Dhaka University Prof ASM Ali Ashraf, NSU teachers SK Tawfique M Haque, Mahbubur Rahman, Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Bulbul Ashraf Siddiqi, NSU Director of External Affairs Katherine Li, and UNHCR Senior Protection Officer Haruno Nakashiba.