IPS -- UN Foundation Media Training Workshop


Media Training Workshop
Reporting on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Working Together: Why and How Should the Media Report on the SDGs?


18- 19 December 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Venue: The Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP)



The main goal of this workshop is to equip journalists in different regions with the information and tools required to understand and file substantive reports related to the SDGs, its processes, substance, thematic trusts, targets and indicators of the 2030 Agenda.


List of Workshop Participants



18 DECEMBER 2016





Welcome by IPS

Guest Speaker: Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)

Keynote Speaker: UNDP Resident Coordinator, Robert D. Watkins
Chief Guest: Abul Maal A Muhith, Honorable Finance Minister, Government of Bangladesh

Shahiduzzaman, IPS South Asia Representative and Senior Advisor to the Director General

Photo Session


Tea Break


Session 1: What do SDGs 8-17 entail and how is development defined?
Fakrul Ahsan, Project Manager, UNDP supported project on sustainable and inclusive planning, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dhaka

Moderated by Nick Kotch, IPS lead trainer


Session 2: Challenges of SDGs in the context of South Asia
Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Chair, Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals and Distinguished Fellow of Centre for Policy Dialogue –CPD

Q and A conducted by Mahfuzur Rahman, Co-trainer




Session 3: Addressing Inequality: Towards a New Consensus?
Dr. Zahid Hussain, Lead Economist, The World Bank, Dhaka Office

Interactive session conducted by Nick Kotch


Session 4. Addressing Gender issues in SDGs
Shaheen Anam , Executive Director, Manusher Jonno Foundation


Tea and end of the Day One




19 DECEMBER 2016



Session 5. What do SDGs mean for rich countries? Climate change, emissions, renewable energy, consumption patterns
Dr. Atiq Rahman, Executive Director, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Dhaka, Bangladesh. A renowned international environmental activist.

Interactive session conducted by Nick Kotch


Tea break


Session 6. SDGs: a media perspective
Moazeem Hossain, Editor of The Financial Express, Dhaka

Q and A conducted by Mahfuzur Rahman


Session 7. A hard sell, a wish list, a trove of smart story ideas?
Nick Kotch




Session 8. Putting it all together » Research/discussion
Nick Kotch and Mahfuzur Rahman


Tea Break


Certificate Distribution Ceremony

Chief Guest: Hasanul Haq Inu, Honorable Information Minister

Photo Session



Seated, from left to right: Nicholas Kotch, Lead trainer, Dr Kholiquzzaman, Chairman Palli Karma Sahayak Samity (PKSF), Farhana Haque Rahman, Director General IPS, Mr Abul Maal A Muhith, Finance Minister of Bangladesh, Mr Shahiduzzaman, Senior Advisor and IPS representative South Asia, Mr Robert Watkins, UN Representative and UNDP Resident Coordinator







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