The Rohingya people have been in the global spotlight since their mass exodus in August 2017 from Myanmar into Bangladesh, which has quickly evolved into one of the biggest refugee crises in the world today. The population currently hosted by Bangladesh amounts to 1.2 million. Alongside humanitarian urgencies, there are myriad challenges, including protection and human rights concerns, and legal, geopolitical, economic and environmental implications. At this critical juncture, ActionAid Bangladesh, BRAC University, and Centre for Genocide Studies- Dhaka University have organized an international conference titled “Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Towards Sustainable Solutions” to be held at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, the University of Dhaka on 2-3 April 2018.
ActionAid Bangladesh has convened this conference with the aim of offering sustainable solutions that will add impetus to the ongoing national and international efforts to resolve the crisis. The conference will feature participants from several countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, UK, and the USA. Participants from these countries will present paper (Research & Analysis) on six specific issues.
This type of conference on Rohingya Issue is going to be held in Bangladesh first time as all the relevant stakeholders will join the conference to find out the way forward of this Crisis. There will be a Dhaka Declaration at the end of the conference with analysis and recommendation from two days sessions for national and international stakeholders. Following eminent personalities will join the conference in different sessions.
Dr Gowher Rizvi, International Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Md. Shahidul Haque, Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of the Government of Bangladesh.
Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed
Ambassador Farooq Sobhan
Ambassador Nasim Firdaus
Ambassador Mohammad Zamir
Ambassador Munshi Faiz Ahmad
Sudipto Mukherjee, Country Director, UNDP Bangladesh.
Professor Imtiaz Ahmed, Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka
Manzoor Hasan, OBE, Executive Director of the Centre for Peace and Justice, BRAC University
Dr Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Bangladesh
Sara Hossain, Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust
Dr Sajeda Amin, Population Council, USA.
Farah Kabir, Country Director, ActionAid Bangladesh