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Dissemination Workshop on "Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals in Bangladesh" held

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) organised a dissemination workshop on "Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals in Bangladesh" on Thursday, 9 May, 2018 at Lake Shore Hotel, Dhaka.

Mr. M A Mannan, MP and Honorable Minister, Ministry of Planning was present as the Chief Guest. Mr. Richard Ragan, Country Representative, World Food Programme was present as Special Guest.

The workshop spread over a total of 4 technical sessions titled "Consumption, Nutrition and Health", "Local Economy Wide Impact, Income and Employment", "Poverty and Vulnerability", and "Life Histories of the Forcibly Displaced Rohingyas". Papers were presented by Dr. Paul Dorosh from International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Dr. Binayak Sen, Dr. Md. Yunus, Dr. Mainul Hoque, Dr. Golam Nabi Mazumder, and Mr. Md. Riaz Uddin - all from BIDS.

It was attended by eminent scholars, policy makers, development practitioners, civil society members, activists, advocacy groups and journalists, and generated considerable public interest.

Dr. K A S Murshid, Director General, BIDS chaired the inaugural and closing sessions, highlighting the need to find a way to enable the Rohingyas to attain their aspirations to live as a Nation.

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