The Institute of Governance Studies (IGS) organised a roundtable discussion titled “Politics of Urban Local Governance: A Case of Dhaka City’ on June 27, 2013 at BRAC Centre Inn Conference Room, Dhaka. The roundtable is being organised as a follow-up event of the research report titled “STATE OF CITIES: Urban Governance in Dhaka”.

IGS Director Dr. Rizwan Khair opened the roundtable with a welcome speech. The session was moderated by Professor Salahuddin M. Aminuzzaman, Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, while the panel discussants of the roundtable included Professor Ataur Rahman, and Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Former Advisor to the Caretaker Government and the Executive Chairman of Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC). The Executive Director of IGS, Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman presided over the discussion. The authors Muhammad Sirajul Islam and Md. Harun Or Rashid made the keynote presentations summarising the chapter in the SoC Report which was followed by comments and suggestions from the panel discussants and participants. The discussion was attended by among others, Professor Emdadul Huq of North South University, Dr. Akhter Hossain of Dhaka University Politician Haider Akber Khan Rono and Dhaka City Mayor aspirants Shirin Akhter, Dr. Tuhin Malik and Journalists Syed Abul Maksud and Kazi Hafiz.

Reports about the discussion:

The Daily Star

The New Age

The Naya diganta

The Prothom alo