To draw the attention of policy leaders on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Actions – needed to end poverty, inequality and climate change – an SDG Scorecard to map the progress in Bangladesh has been prepared.
A perception survey in 20 districts was conducted and six organisations participated in providing comments on quality issues to six specific SDG goals (Goal 2-Zero Hunger, Goal 3- Good Health and Wellbeing, Goal 4-Quality Education, Goal 5- Gender Equality, Goal 10- Reducing Inequalities, and Goal 13-Climate Action).
An online Citizen Scorecard Launching event on SDGs in Bangladesh titled "Five years of SDG: Citizens' Perspective" was organised in this context on Monday.
In the programme, planning minister of Bangladesh MA Mannan was present as the chief guest while member of parliament Aroma Dutta was present as a special guest.
On the eve of the UN General Assembly Week during late September, civil society organisations (CSO) are working together for a joint Week of Action from September 19-26 all over the world.
Campaign for Good Governance (SUPRO), SDG Action Alliance Bangladesh, Global Call to Action Against Poverty in collaboration with Action for Sustainable Development has taken initiative to campaign on SDG localisation and to remind policy leaders about their promises to deliver SDGs by 2030.
The programme was moderated by Abdul Awal, chairperson of Supro.
Distinguished civil society members, international development organisations' representatives, development workers, SUPRO district network members and SDG Action Alliance Bangladesh members along with journalists were present in the programme.
A detailed presentation on SDG Scorecard was presented on event highlighting the people's perception and CSO viewpoints on the SDG progress in Bangladesh.
Speakers on the event discussed on current SDG progress and challenges in Bangladesh and several policy recommendations were made to urge the government to adapt for achieving the targets by 2030.