Evidence-Based Policy Options for Food and Nutrition Security in Bangladesh: Program

Overview | Program

Evidence-Based Policy Options for Food and Nutrition Security in Bangladesh

  • 1 October 2014
  • Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel(Grand Ball Room)
  • Dhaka
PROGRAM
Inaugural Session
Chief Guest: Matia Chowdhury, MP Honorable Minister, Ministry of Agriculture Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Chair: Advocate Md. Qamrul Islam, MP Honorable Minister, Ministry of Food Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
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9.00 9.30 REGISTRATION
9.30 9.40 Welcome Address: Dr. Akhter Ahmed, Chief of Party, USAID-Funded Policy Research and Strategy Support Program (PRSSP), IFPRI-Dhaka
9.40 9.50 Address: Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI-Washington
9.50 10.00 Address: Ms. Janina Jaruzelski, Mission Director, USAID, Bangladesh
10.00 10.10 Address: Chair: Advocate Md. Qamrul Islam, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Food
10.10 10.25 Address of Inauguration: Chief Guest: Matia Chowdhury, MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Agriculture
10.30 11.00 TEA BREAK
Technical Session 1 – Food Availability and Markets
CHAIR: Dr. S M Nazmul Islam, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
11.00 11.15 Presentation: Evidence-Based Agricultural Policy Formulation for Improved Nutrition by Dr. Akhter Ahmed, PRSSP, IFPRI-Dhaka
11.15 11.30 Presentation: Policy Options for Seed Sector Development by Dr. Firdousi Naher, PRSSP, IFPRI-Dhaka
11.30 11.45 Presentation: Bangladesh Rice Stock Policy and the International Market: Recent Developments by Dr. Paul Dorosh, Director, Development Strategy and Governance Division, IFPRI-Washington
11.45 12.00 Presentation: Rapid Transformation of the Fish Value Chain in Bangladesh by Dr. Ricardo Hernandez, PRSSP, IFPRI-Dhaka
12.00 12.40 Discussants: Dr. Marie Ruel, Director, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, IFPRI-Washington (1st topic)Mr. Anwar Faruque, Additional Secretary and DG Seed Wing, Ministry of Agriculture(2nd topic) Dr. Quazi Shahabuddin, Professorial Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) (3rd topic) Dr. Benoy Kumar Barman, Senior Scientist, WorldFish, Bangladesh & South Asia (4th topic)
12.40 1.10 Open Discussion
1.10 1.15 Closing Remarks by the Chair
1.15 2.25 LUNCH
Technical Session 2 – Food Access and Utilization/Nutrition
CHAIR: Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Chairperson, Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC)
2.30 2.45 Presentation: Creating an Evidence Base for Safety Net Policy Reform: Implementing the Transfer Modality Research by Dr. Christa Räder, Country Representative, UN World Food Programme (WFP)-Bangladesh
2.45 3.00 Presentation: Which Form of Safety Net Transfer is Most Beneficial? by Dr. Akhter Ahmed, IFPRI-Dhaka and Dr. John Hoddinott, IFPRI-Washington
3.00 3.15 Presentation: Escalation of Real Wages in Bangladesh: Is It the Beginning of Structural Transformation? by Dr. Shahidur Rashid, IFPRI-Washington, and Dr. Kaikaus Ahmad, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (former PRSSP researcher, IFPRI-Dhaka)
3.15 3.30 Presentation: Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture: What Role for Food Security in Bangladesh? by Ms. Esha Sraboni, Brown University, USA (former PRSSP researcher, IFPRI-Dhaka)
3.30 4.00 Discussants: Dr. Iffath Sharif, Lead Economist, Social Protection Team, World Bank, Dhaka (1st topic)Dr. Binayak Sen, Research Director, BIDS(2nd topic) Dr. Sajjad Zohir, Research Director, Economic Research Group (3rd topic) Ms. Mahmuda Rahman Khan, Gender Specialist, Program Office, USAID-Dhaka (4th topic)
4.00 4.30 Open Discussion
4.30 4.35 Closing Remarks by the Chair
Concluding Session: Way Forward
CHAIR: Mr. Mohammad Mejbahuddin, Secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD),Ministry of Finance
4.40 5.00 Presentation: Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, IFPRI-Washington
5.00 5.25 Panel: Dr. Tahmeed Ahmed, Sr. Scientist & Head Nutrition Program, ICDDR,B Dr. AMM Shawkat Ali, Former Advisor to the Caretaker Government Dr. Mahabub Hossain, Adviser to Executive Director, BRAC Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Chairperson, PPRC
5.25 5.30 Vote of Thanks: Dr. Akhter Ahmed, PRSSP, IFPRI-Dhaka
5.30 5.45 TEA

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