The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting society and economics both in developed and developing countries with a substantial effect on the local environment. The progress towards UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is also impeded due to this pandemic. Whilst developed countries may expect a quick recovery and return to a neo-normal situation in a post-pandemic world, it is not quite certain how developing countries will respond to a changing global context.
Under this backdrop, the Center for Peace Studies (CPS) of South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG) at NSU and the University of Sunshine Coast (Australia) have jointly organized a webinar on 1st of October, 2020, titled ‘Build Back Better: How Bangladesh Can Address UN SDGs in a Post-Pandemic World?’. It has also provided guidelines on how Bangladesh can better address UN SDGs in a post-pandemic world and identify resources and support that are necessary to achieve the goals. The webinar was moderated by Dr Bulbul Siddiqi, Associate Professor, North South University and the Chair of the webinar was Prof. Atiqul Islam, Vice-Chancellor, North South University.