Day Three

Wednesday, November 23

09:00 – 09:50 - Grand Ballroom

Plenary Session: The Shackled Privilege of Patriarchy and the Myth of Women’s Empowerment in South Asia  

Shama Obaid, Organizing Secretary, Bangladesh Nationalist Party

Vidiya Amrit Khan, Deputy Managing Director, Desh Garments Limited, Bangladesh

Mariyam Nasir, Director General of Quality Assurance, Ministry of Education, Maldives

Kamakshi Wason, Vice President and Director of Academic Programs, Tillotoma Foundation, India            

Rashna Imam, Lawyer, Bangladesh Supreme Court

Mahjabeen Khaled, Former Member of Parliament, Bangladesh (Moderator)

09:50 – 10:10 - Grand Ballroom

Ministerial Speech: Conl. Zaheed Farooque (Retd.) MP, State Minister for Water Recourses

Dr. Mohammad Abdur Razzaque MP, Minister of Agriculture, Bangladesh           

10:00 – 10:50 - Grand Ballroom

Plenary Session: Curated Growth: The Role of ODA and PTA in Shaping South Asian Economies

Charles Whiteley, Ambassador of European Union Delegation to Bangladesh

Yoshikazu Kato, Research Fellow, Rakuten Securities Economic Research Institute, Japan

Dr. Salim Mahmud, Secretary of Information and Research, Bangladesh Awami League

Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, Former Commerce Minister, Bangladesh

Dr. Nazneen Ahmed, Country Economist, UNDP Bangladesh

Parvez Karim Abbasi, Assistant Professor of Economics, East West University, Bangladesh (Moderator) 

10:50 – 11:00 - Grand Ballroom

Closing Session:

Zillur Rahman, Executive Director, Centre for Governance Studies and Chair, Bay of Bengal Conversation

11:00 – 11:30

Tea / Coffee - Ballroom Foyer