Impact areas of 4IR in SDGs for Smart Bangladesh

  • Date

    23rd Feb 2023, Thursday

  • Type


  • Speakers

    10 Speaker(s)

  • Total Attendance


  • Time

    06:00pm - 08:00pm

  • Venue

    Seminar Hall-1 (1st floor: Central Hall)



Bangladesh is poised to review its progress periodically, having set specific growth targets for the years 2026, 2031, and 2041, and there are 18 development targets to be achieved by 2030 under the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the past 30 years, Bangladesh has gained significant knowledge about industrial growth, enabling it to sidestep many of the early adoption obstacles of 4IR and immediately move to utilize more cutting-edge technology. The IR4.0 can impact the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh by improving access to financial services, increasing productivity, reducing poverty, increasing healthcare access, and providing education through digital platforms and smart solutions. 4IR can also lead to job creation, promote sustainable agriculture, and improve energy efficiency. The objective of the seminar is to highlight the 4IR application instances that can turn the vision of a smart Bangladesh into reality. To achieve this, we will assemble experts from the public, private, and other sectors to argue about the problems and potential solutions.


Chief Guest

Dr. Md. Kawser Ahmed

Member (Secretary), General Economics Division

Bangladesh Planning Commission

Special Guest

Mr. Anir Chowdhury

Policy Advisor

Aspire to Innovate (a2i)

Special Guest

Mr. Md Mustafizur Rahman PAA


Ministry of Land

Guest of Honour

Mr. Md. Alamgir Hossen

Deputy Director and Focal Point Officer, SDG Cell

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS)


Mr. Mohammad Oli Ahad

Managing Director

Intelligent Machines Limited


Mr. Mohammad Kaykobad


Brac University


Dr. Rubaiyat Islam Sadat

Founder & CEO

Mulytic Labs GmbH


Dr. Sejuti Rahman

Joint Chief (Joint Secretary), Physical Infrastructure Division, Planning Commission

Ministry of Planning


Ms. Sadia Sharmin

Joint Chief (Joint Secretary)

Physical Infrastructure Division, Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning


Mr. Mir Shahrukh Islam

Managing Director

Bondstein Technologies Limited