1st Conference of BUF

Themes of the 1st Session of BUF

The proposed theme of the Forum is "Bangladesh Urban Future: Making cities and towns work for all. Under this theme participants of the Forum will review and discuss innovative approaches and strategies for achieving inclusive and sustainable development in urban areas.

The Forum will focus on three sub-themes:

(i) Urban Governance;
(ii) Urban Poverty; and
(iii) Urbanization and Growth.

It is proposed that the Forum and its preparation be driven by three core principles:

(i)    ownership and participation of all national stakeholders, with strong government leadership;
(ii)    (ii) a focus on the most critical issues of urbanization in Bangladesh; and
(iii)    partnership between stakeholders.


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