Due to the pandemic, the third chapter of Bangladesh Economics Summit was very different from its previous iterations. This year, BES focused on the socioeconomic consequences of COVID-19 and assessed the response from different stakeholders in tackling the crisis. The theme for the third edition of BES was “The Impact of COVID-19: Exposing the Fault Lines of Bangladesh Economy.”
The events were designed and organized to engage people into thinking about the central theme. Academicians, policy-makers and young economists shared the platform to explore the solutions to such problems.
Moreover, this time, ESC used the platform of BES to raise awareness and funds for the poor population of Bangladesh who have been hit the hardest due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With this goal in mind, ESC raised funds for “Pashe Achi Initiative” during the various segments of BES. Pashe Achi Initiative is a voluntary non-profit organization run by students of the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka. The organization has been working since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to aid the helpless people of the country. They have already helped 10,000 families in 20 districts of the country.
The summit consisted of the following segments:
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