The emergent Rohingya crisis has given rise to a grave situation for Bangladesh with potentially serious consequences from a number of dimensions. Several initiatives have been put in motion to address the crisis, at various levels and in various ways. The Government of Bangladesh has been actively engaged to deal with the concerned multi-pronged issues. International agencies and non-state actors in Bangladesh have also been involved in addressing the attendant concerns. We feel that, in this backdrop, there is a need for greater awareness about the involved dimensions of the crisis and to develop an enlightened, consolidated and strategic outlook to resolve the crisis.
Taking cognisance of the above-mentioned aspects, the proposed dialogue will be a platform to have an open and in-depth exchange of views on the various options available with regard to humanitarian, economic, geo-strategic and security-related dimensions of addressing the Rohingya crisis.
- Mr Md Shahidul Haque, Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest of the dialogue.
- Advocate Sultana Kamal, Eminent Human Rights Activist; Ambassador Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Anup Kumar Chakma, former Ambassador to Myanmar; Dr Muhammad Musa, Executive Director, BRAC and Professor Imtiaz Ahmed, Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka will offer comments as Distinguished Panellists.
- Dr Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director, CPD will make the keynote presentation.
- Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, CPD will moderate the session.
- The dialogue will be chaired by Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, CPD.