Impacts, Consequences and Responses to Covid-19 in Bangladesh

 

18th June, 2020

 

Center for Peace Studies (CPS),

South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG)

North South University

 

 

Corona virus (Covid-19) is an emerging security threat for humankind. As of 8th May 2020, it has already infected nearly 4 million people, and killed more than 2.7 hundred thousand people across the world. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, has shared her concerns that the country might face famine as millions are already starving. At the international level, a global united platform is not clearly visible to fight against Covid-19. The US and its allies have already criticized the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in combating this pandemic. The tug of war between the two super powers, the U.S. and China, about the origin of Covid-19 is being witnessed. Under this situation, what would be the geo-politics in the region in the coming days? 

 

Under this on-going circumstance, the Center for Peace Studies (CPS) had organized a virtual conference titled “Impacts, Consequences and Responses to Covid-19 in Bangladesh: A Human Security Approach.”  The purpose of the conference was to identify the drivers of the insecurities affecting human life, and analyze the consequences and responses at the government level, the international level and civil society/NGOs level in order to mitigate these insecurities. Based on the findings, CPS provided concrete policy recommendations to the concerned ministries/departments to tackle the insecurities/challenges in an integrated manner.