The eagerly anticpated book 'Social Protection in Bangladesh: Building Effective Social Safety Nets and Ladders out of Poverty' is an edited output of conference presentations for the benefit of social protection actors in policy formulation, planning and implementation. This book has been edited by Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Professor David Hulme, Dr. Mathile Maitrot and Mr. Luigi Peter Ragno.
Rich of lessons to be learned, the book engages with international experiences, with current debates and with opportunities to reform social protection in Bangladesh. The chapters in a wide assortment of themes are written by a heterogeneous panel of national and international researchers, academics, practitioners and consultants from diverse disciplinary backgrounds.
The launch of the book is to be attended by a distinguished panel , where attendees will have an opportunity to discuss and ask the panel questions about the content of the book.
10.30 am - Registration
11.00 am - Welcome Address by the Chair - Mr Neal Walker, Resident Representative United Nations in Bangladesh
Session 1: Launching the Book
11.10 am Book Launching
Session 2: Discussion
11.15 am - Highlights of the Book: Professor David Hulme (University of Manchester)
11.30 am - Discussion by Distinguished Panel:
Dr Abdur Razzak MP
Chair, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance
Dr Quazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad
Dr Mahabub Hossain
Advisor to ED, BRAC
Dr Binayak Sen
Research Director BIDS.
12.00 pm - Open Discussion
12.20 pm - The Way Forward - Through a National Social Protection Strategy.
Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, Chairman, PPRC
12.35pm - Speech by the Chief Guest
Mr AHM Mustafa Kamal MP, Hon'ble Minister, Ministry of Planning
12.50 pm - Lunch