Tripartite partnership stressed for development

Representatives of different levels of society including businessmen stressed on the Tripartite partnership for the overall development of the country. They urged government, non-government and corporate sectors to come forward unitedly regarding the issue.

This came out from a seminar on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ on 19 June 2013 held at VIP lounge of National Press Club in the city. With the support of United Nations on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) and Lions Club of Dhaka Oasis jointly organized the seminar. The FBCCI President and Chairman of Standard Bank Ltd Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed was present as the chief guest while Inspector General of Prisons Md. Ashraful Islam Khan Brigadier General (Rtd) Ashraful Islam Khan, Executive Director of BARAT Group Ln Sheikh Anisur Rahman, Regional Expert of HIV and AIDS, UNODC Gunashekar R and Country Coordinator of UNAIDS Leo Canny were present as special guests. DAM President Kazi Rafiqul Alam presided over the seminar. Media and Advocacy coordinator Taifur Rahman presented the key-note paper.

DAM Assistant Director Iqbal Masud facilitated in the seminar while team leader of FHI360 KSM Tarique and Chairman of Urology department of Bangladesh Medical College Hospital Prof. Dr. M Fakhrul Islam spoke on the occasion.

Speakers said, Government and non-government organizations along with development associates have the opportunity to play significant role in overall development activities.

They said, for sustainable development Tripartite partnership identified as an approach to address prison health through the combined efforts of public, private, and development organizations in Bangladesh. UNODC envisages bringing in private players in the country through various sensitization and training programme to ensure increased involvement in development activities in the changing global scenario where sustainable development is given prime focus.

They also said, business is not an outside phenomenon of the society. Society is operated by people. So, different companies or business organizations have a moral accountability to participate in social development activities.