The South Asian Institution of Policy and Governance (SIPG) of North South University (NSU) organised a virtual Book Launching program to unveil the book 'Gender Mainstreaming in Politics, Administration and Development in South Asia' on Saturday.
The book approaches gender mainstreaming from policy-and-governance perspective and explore government initiatives to promote gender mainstreaming, challenges and results of those initiatives. Most of the chapters of this book were first presented as papers at the Conference on Gender Mainstreaming in Politics, Administration and Development in South Asia in 2017, held at the university. The book includes chapters on Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The webinar began with the welcome note of Professor Sk Tawfique M Haque, Director, SIPG of NSU. Later, Professor Ishtiaq Jamil from the University of Bergen, of Norway gave a speech on behalf of the editorial panel which was followed by the reflection from authors. Professor Krishna Menon from Dr B R Ambedkar University of Delhi, India and Dr Nazneen Ahmed, Senior Research Fellow of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) discussed on the book as designated discussants.
Professor Atiqul Islam, Vice-Chancellor of North South University graced the event as chief guest and the program concluded with the Vote of Thanks by Dr M Mahfuzul Haque.