Gov. Training Institutions Meet to Mainstream Rio Conventions in Curricula

Oct 9, 2017

According to the IUCN red List Criteria, 24% of species in Bangladesh are assigned under the Threatened Category.

However, the Rio Conventions have not yet been systematically mainstreamed in the training curricula of government training institutions. To address this distance, on 9 October 2017, the National Capacity Development for Implementing the Rio Conventions through Environmental Governance (Rio) Project of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangladesh held a consultation workshop with Public Training Institutes. The consultation workshop was held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka. The project is also being supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

 

At this stakeholder consultation, Dr M Aslam Alam, Senior Secretary of the Government of Bangladesh and Rector, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) was chief guest. Mr. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman ndc, Director General, Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management (BIAM); Ms Kanij Fatema ndc, Secretary of the Government of Bangladesh and Director General, National Academy of Planning and Development (NAPD); Mr. Istiaque Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), were special guests. Mr Md Raisul Alam Mondal, Director General, Department of Environment, chaired the discussion. Representatives from all relevant training institutions such as the Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development, National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM), Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre were present at the event.

Component 2 of the Rio Project focuses on “mainstreaming the Rio Conventions into sector development plan through human resource development” while Component 3 is on “Raising awareness for mainstreaming Rio Conventions as well as linkages with sustainable development.

The Rio Project has drafted a collection of best practices in issues relating with the Rio Conventions and this was shared at the consultation workshop. The consultation highlighted the draft training manual on the Conservation of Biological Diversity, Climate Change and Land Degradation: Policies and Practices at National and International Levels. Since one size does not fit all, this manual will be used as a guidance document to include the Rio Convention in the curricula of the government training institutions.

 

 

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