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Towards Sustainable Development:

Lessons From MDGs & Pathway for SDGs

October 10 (Tuesday), 2017, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Diplomat Ballroom, Millennium Hilton NY One UN Plaza, New York, USA

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The Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG) is organizing an International Seminar on

 

Towards Sustainable Development: Lessons From MDGs & Pathway for SDGs

 

 

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Speakers

Bangladesh Government Delegation

Abul Maal A Muhith

Abul Maal A Muhith

Finance Minister, Government of Bangladesh

Dr. Shamsul Alam

Dr. Shamsul Alam

Senior Secretary & Member, General Economics Division (GED), Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning, Government of Bangladesh

Kazi Shofiqul Azam

Kazi Shofiqul Azam

Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh

Masud Bin Momen

Masud Bin Momen

Ambassador & Permanent, Representative, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York

Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury

Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury

Secretary, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh

Development Partners

Magdy Martinez-Soliman

Magdy Martinez-Soliman

Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator & Director, Bureau for Policy & Programme, Support (BPPS), UNDP

Nik Sekhran

Nik Sekhran

Director, Sustainable Development, UNDP

Karolina Mzyk Callias

Karolina Mzyk Callias

Global Team Leader, SDG Philanthropy Platform, UNDP, Istanbul, Turkey

Björn Gillsäter

Björn Gillsäter

Manager and Special Representative to the United Nations, World Bank Group

Subinay Nandy

Subinay Nandy

Former Director, Asia and the Pacific Division, United Nations, New York

Lauren Bradford

Lauren Bradford

Director, Global Partnerships, Foundation Center, New York

Thangavel Palanivel

Thangavel Palanivel

Deputy Director, Human Development Report Office, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Heather Grady

Heather Grady

Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, New York

John Meyers

John Meyers

Managing Director, SwissContact - North America, New York

Sundaa Bridgett-Jones

Sundaa Bridgett-Jones

Senior Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation, New York

SDG Advocates

Dr. Alaa Murabit, M.D

Dr. Alaa Murabit, M.D

SDGs Global Advocate & High Level Commissioner for Health Employment and Economic Growth, United Nations

Ana Saldarriaga

Ana Saldarriaga

Young Leader for the SDGs & Supervisory Board Member, AIESEC International , United Kingdom

Think Tanks

Anthony F. Pipa

Anthony F. Pipa

Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC

Syed Munir Khasru

Syed Munir Khasru

Chairman, The Institute for Policy, Advocacy & Governance (IPAG)

Jackson Ewing

Jackson Ewing

Director of Asian Sustainability, Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), New York

Anit Mukherjee

Anit Mukherjee

Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington DC

Swaminathan Aiyar

Swaminathan Aiyar

Research Fellow, Center for Global Liberty & Prosperity, Cato Institute, Washington DC

Reid Hamel

Reid Hamel

Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Global Food Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC

Jenny Perlman Robinson

Jenny Perlman Robinson

Fellow, Center for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC

Academia

Frank A. Wolak

Frank A. Wolak

Director, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Department of Economics, Stanford University, California

Ronak D. Desai

Ronak D. Desai

India and South Asia Program, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Boston

James McGann

James McGann

Director, Think Tanks & Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania

Ruth DeFries

Ruth DeFries

Denning Family Professor, Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York

Sarah Cliffe

Sarah Cliffe

Director, Center on International Cooperation, New York University

Ajit Zacharias

Ajit Zacharias

Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute, Bard College, New York

Representative of Business/ Corporate Sector

Dana Bolden

Dana Bolden

Group Director, Coca-Cola Company

Agenda

October 10 (Tuesday), 2017

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration

9.00 am – 9.35 am

Inaugural Session

Welcome Note:

Syed Munir Khasru
Chairman, The Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG)


Opening Remarks: ­­

Magdy Martinez-Soliman
Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator & Director
Bureau for Policy & Programme Support (BPPS), UNDP


Speech by the Chief Guest:

Abul Maal A. Muhith
Finance Minister, Government of Bangladesh


Audio-Visual on MDG-SDG


Unveiling of the Book on ‘Towards Sustainable Development: Lessons from MDGs & Pathway for SDGs’


Group Photo

9.35 am – 10.15 am

Session I: MDGs & SDGs: Connecting the Dotted Lines

Keynote Presentation:

Sarah Cliffe
Director, Center on International Cooperation
New York University


Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar
 Research Fellow, Center for Global Liberty & Prosperity, Cato Institute, Washington DC

Panelists:

Masud Bin Momen 
Ambassador & Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York

Reid Hamel 
D., Senior Fellow, Global Food Security Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington DC

Anit Mukherjee 
Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development, Washington DC

Thangavel Palanivel 
Deputy Director, Human Development Report Office, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)


Intra Panel Discussion, Q&A and Open Floor Discussion

10:15 AM – 10:55 AM

Session II: MDGs & Bangladesh: Key Achievements & Lessons Learned

Keynote Presentation:

Nik Sekhran
Director, Sustainable Development, United Nations Development Programme, New York, UNDP


Panel Discussion:

Moderator:  

Lauren Bradford
Director, Global Partnerships, Foundation Center, New York

Panelists:

Shamsul Alam
Senior Secretary & Member, General Economics Division (GED), Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning, Government of Bangladesh

Subinay Nandy
Former Director, Asia and the Pacific Division, United Nations, New York

Jackson Ewing
Director of Asian Sustainability, Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), New York

John Meyers
Managing Director, SwissContact - North America, New York


Intra Panel Discussion, Q&A and Open Floor Discussion

10.55 am – 11.10 am

Coffee Break

11.10 am – 11.50 am

Session III: SDGs: The Opportunities & Challenges for Developing Countries

Keynote Presentation:

Ruth DeFries
Denning Family Professor, Sustainable Development, Columbia University, New York


Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Karolina Mzyk Callias 
Global Team Leader, SDG Philanthropy Platform, UNDP, Istanbul, Turkey

Panelists:

Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury
Secretary, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh

Heather Grady
Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, New York

Ajit Zacharias
Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute, Bard College, New York

Jenny Perlman Robinson
Fellow, Center for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC


Intra Panel Discussion, Q&A and Open Floor Discussion

11:50 am – 12.30 pm

Session IV: Role of Developed Economies In Facilitating SDGs

Keynote Presentation:

Anthony F. Pipa
Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC


Panel Discussion:

Moderator:

Björn Gillsäter
Manager and Special Representative to the United Nations, New York Office at World Bank Group

Panelists:

Shafiqul Azam
Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh

Frank A. Wolak
Director, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Department of Economics, Stanford University, California

Ronak D. Desai
India and South Asia Program, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Boston

Sundaa Bridgett-Jones
Senior Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation, New York


Intra Panel Discussion, Q&A and Open Floor Discussion

12:30 pm – 12:40 pm

Valedictory Speech

Alaa Murabit, M.D
SDGs Global Advocate & High Level Commissioner for Health Employment and Economic Growth
United Nations

12:40 pm - 12:45 pm

Vote of Thanks

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

Luncheon

Luncheon Speeches:

Business/Corporate Sector Representative:

Dana Bolden
Group Director, Coca-Cola Company

Youth Representative:

Ana Saldarriaga
Young Leader for the SDGs
Supervisory Board Member, AIESEC International

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Stakeholder Consutlation and Strategy Session (By Invitation Only)

Moderator:

James McGann

Director, Think Tanks & Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania

Event Coordinators

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Kazi Mitul Mahmud

Senior Research Associate

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Abdullah Ar Rafee

Research Associate

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Location

Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
1 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017