RISE Roundtable: Addressing Adolescent Pregnancy in Bangladesh
RedOrange Media and Communications has held a roundtable session at The Daily Star to launch a report on Adolescent pregnancies in Bangladesh and to mark the closure of the “RISE – Resilience through Information on SRHR & Empowerment” training and research project on 8 November, 2022.
The RISE project is a Tailor-Made Training course on SRHR by Orange Knowledge Programme which is funded by the Dutch Ministry Of Foreign Affairs and managed by Nuffic, a Dutch non-profit organisation for internationalisation in education.
In order to communicate and discuss the findings from a study that qualitatively examined factors impacting adolescent pregnancies in five areas across Bangladesh, the roundtable event intends to bring together important stakeholders. The RISE project, overseen by KIT Royal Tropical Institute, carried out this study. The discussion will also place the results in light of the expanding climate and conflict fragility in Bangladesh and other regions of the world.
The roundtable was chaired by Mr. Arnob Chakrabarty, Managing Director, RedOrange Media & Communications and moderated by Ms. Anke van der Kwaak, Team lead, Sexual and Reproductive Health Team at KIT Royal Tropical Institute. Other prominent delegates who were present at the seminar and shared their valuable thoughts are: Ms. Mushfiqua Zaman Satiar, Senior Adviser (SRHR and Gender), Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Bangladesh; Dr. Mohammad Bellal Hossain, PhD (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), Professor, Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka; Dr. Abu Naser Zafar Ullah, Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Daffodil International University, Savar, Dhaka; Ms. Ophelia Chatterjee, Advisor – SRHR , KIT Royal Tropical Institute; Dr Md Ikhtiar Uddin Khandaker, Director, Health Programme, Care Bangladesh; Dr Noor Mohammad, Executive Director, PSTC; Dr. Nazneen Islam Khan, Researcher, (Lead, Gender, and Climate Change) ICCCAD; Professor Dr Mohammad Mainul Islam, Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka; and Ms. Masuma Billah, Programme Head, Gender Justice and Diversity, BRAC.
Source: The Daily Star