The event focused on “SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals” took place on 20th October 2022 in Dhaka.
Philippe Schneuwly, Swisscontact’s CEO and Executive Director, attended the event and highlighted how the organisation is collaborating with the private sector in Bangladesh and globally to address development challenges and achieve common goals. He also shared his thoughts on the potential of the vibrant private sector in the country, and the role it can further play in promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
Swisscontact implements more than hundred projects every year and last year partnered with over 1,150 national and international companies across the globe. In Bangladesh, Swisscontact has been working with a range of private sector companies to address development challenges since early 2000.
Several business leaders present at this event shared their experiences of collaborating with Swisscontact in Bangladesh and expressed their views on how the private sector can strongly contribute to achieving SDGs through partnerships. The event was attended by leaders from different sectors, including banking, insurance, mobile financial service, energy, agri-businesses, pharmaceuticals, ICT, and business associations. It ended with the consensus that more resources and ideas can be leveraged from the private sector to support inclusive and sustainable development in Bangladesh.