Organized by IUBAT Institute of SDG Studies (IISS) and Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE)Greater Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Selina Nargis, Mohammed Ataur Rahman, Rehan Dastagir, Ferdous Ahmed a and Sayma Akter: Members of IISS, IUBAT and RCE Greater Dhaka.
Abstract: A national seminar on “Food Security and Ecosystem Management in COVID-19” was held on 19 November 2020, virtually. The seminar was organized by the IUBAT Institute of SDG Studies (IISS) and Reginal Centre of Expertise (RCE) Greater Dhaka, International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh and it was participated by 131 academician, professionals, researchers and high officials from the Bangladesh Government, representatives from FAO and Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) and foreign delegates. Four papers were presented, and 16 dignitaries participated in the discussion. It was a four-hour-long seminar, had a good discussion on the topic mainly highlighting the importance of healthy and functional ecosystems in ensuring food and nutrient security. They expressed their concern about the highly deleterious ecosystems and made recommendations to improve the situation at the earliest. The important comments and suggestions are recorded and compiled in the proceedings with policy recommendations for the policy makers of the government.