1st Conference of BUF

Urban Exhibition

The Urban Exhibition was inaugurated by Md Zillur Rahamn, His Excellency, President of the People’s Republic of Bangaldesh.

One of the key events of the First Session of the BUF was the Urban Exhibition. The Exhibition held in the Milky Way, the heart of the BICC, and comprised three sub-exhibitions where all the partners and stakeholders participated. The categories are;

  • The Young Professionals’ Urban Vision: Planning and architecture students will present their visions of the future urban Bangladesh. These visions cover on five urban themes.
1 Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology
2 University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka
3 BRACK University, Dhaka
4 Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka
  • Best Practices & Innovations to Make Cities and Towns Work for All:

Twelve urban sub-sectors have been selected for this category in which to present best practices and innovations that make cities and towns work for all. Major Government, Private and International Development partners will participate and present their best practices under the selected themes.

1 Water and Sanitation Water Aid
2 Waste Management Waste Concern
3 Housing Solution •  Shelter for the Poor
4 Transportation DTCB
5 Health •  Bangladesh Urban Health Network (BUHN)
•  Eminence Dhaka
6 Education CAMPE
7 Environment BAPA
8 Poverty •  Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction (UPPR), UNDP
•  Solution Exchange, UNDP
9 Urban Governance Shujan
10 Disaster and Risk Management CDMP, UNDP
11 Youth and Children UNICEF
  • The Urban Championships :The Urban Championships Exhibition will present the 20 best initiatives taken by Mayors to make their cities and towns work for all. Among the presentations the top three initiatives will be receiving awards. Participating Pourashava and City Corporations are;
1 Tongi
2 Savar
3 Gazipur
4 Mymensingh
5 Tangail
6 Gopalganj
7 Chapai Nawabganj
8 Naogaon
9 Bogra
10 Sirajganj
11 Rangpur
12 Dinajpur
13 Habiganj
14 Bandarbans
15 Khagrachori
16 Noakhali
17 Chandpur
18 Kushtia
19 Jessore
20 Meherpur
21 Rajshahi CC
22 Khulna CC
23 Chittagong CC
24 Sylhet CC
25 Barisal CC
26 Narayanganj CC
27 Comilla CC
  • The Children Drawing Exhibition - “Our city, our life and climate change”

Presentation of the award wining and participating drawings for the UN-Habitat Day-2011 by Bangladeshi school children.School children of class three to six of City Corporation and Paurashava towns (about 25 towns) from Bangladesh participated in the Global drawing competition organized by UNHabitat in 2011. UPPRP of UNDP organized this event locally. 20 selected drawings were displayed in the exhibition including winners’ drawings. The winners were;

1 Khulna CC – Gold prize winer
2 Sirajganj Paurashava – Special Award Winner
3 Bogra Paurashava – Future Award Winner