SDG-to-MDG

The Institute for Policy, Advocacy and Governance (IPAG) will conduct a seminar titled ‘Towards Sustainable Development: Lessons from MDGs & Pathway for SDGs’, on 10th October, 2017 in New York, USA. The event will bring together key stakeholders which among others include leading development economists, development partners, academics, think tanks, researchers and policy makers to conduct thought provoking and animated discussions on the SDGs. It will provide a platform for having discussions & debates on the performance of developing economies like Bangladesh in achieving MDGs as well as the opportunities and challenges for achieving SDGs. Participation of the leading thinkers and strategists in development finance will result in having important insights into the process of effective policy formulation for achieving the SDGs.

The seminar will have thematic presentations and panel discussions on the following topics:

  • MDGs & SDGs: Connecting the dotted lines
  • MDGs & Bangladesh: Key Achievements and Lessons Learned
  • SDGs: The Opportunities & Challenges for Developing Countries
  • Role of Developed Economies in Facilitating SDGs

Key Speakers:

Abul-Maal-A-Muhith Abul Maal A Muhith

Finance Minister
Government of Bangladesh

Nik-Sekhran Nik Sekhran

Chief/Director
Sustainable Development
UNDP

Karolina-Mzyk-Callias Karolina Mzyk Callias

Global Team Leader
SDG Philanthropy Platform
UNDP

Anthony-F.-Pipa

Anthony F. Pipa

Senior Fellow
Global Economy & Development
Brookings Institute

Sarah-Cliffe

Sarah Cliffe

Director
Center on International Cooperation
New York University

Subinay-Nandy

Subinay Nandy

Director
Asia & the Pacific Division
United Nations

Ruth-DeFries

Ruth DeFries

Denning Family Professor
Sustainable Development
Colombia University

Jackson-Ewing

Jackson Ewing

Director
Asia Sustainability
Asia Society Policy Institute

Heather-Grady

Heather Grady

Vice President
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
New York University

Rajeev-Dehejia

Rajeev Dehejia

Professor of Public Policy
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University

Thangavel-Palanivel

Thangavel Palanivel

Deputy Director
Human Development
Report Office UNDP

James-G.-McGann

James G. McGann

Director
Think Tanks & Civil Societies Program
University of Pennsylvania

Reid-Hammel

Reid Hammel

Senior Fellow
Global Food Security Project
Center for Strategic & International Studies

Ajit-Zacharias

Ajit Zacharias

Senior Scholar
Levy Economics Institute
Bard College

Lew-Daly

Lew Daly

Co-Director
Policy & Research
Demos

Karina-Gerlach

Karina Gerlach

Senior Program Advisor
Center on International Cooperation
New York University

Steven-Malanga

Steven Malanga

George M. Yeager Fellow
Manhattan Institute

Syed-Munir-Khasru

Syed Munir Khasru

Chairman
Institute for Policy, Advocacy & Governance