Rohingya crisis: Norway still with Bangladesh
Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh Espen Rikter-Svendsen said Norway will always stand alongside Bangladesh in resolving the Rohingya crisis.
Ambassador Espen explained how the challenges become more complex for the host country and humanitarian actors to help the Rohingya people.
He was addressing a function marking the opening of a certificate course on the Rohingya crisis held on Saturday.
The Ambassador encouraged course participants to explore new ideas that can help solve this complex problem.
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The course was co-hosted by the Center for Peace Studies (CPS) of the South Asian Institute for Politics and Governance (SIPG) at North South University (NSU) and the Human Rights Practice Program at the University of the ‘Arizona.
Although this is a 12-week virtual course, a physical excursion to the Rohingya camps at Cox’s Bazar is included in the exercise.
NSU Vice Chancellor Professor Atiqul Islam, Professor John Paul Jones III, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona, and Professor Sk Tawfique Haque, Director, SIPG and CPS of the NSU, Ambassador Sufiur Rahman of Australia and former Ambassador Shahidul Haque, Professorial Fellow of NSU joined the event.
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Prof Tawfique Haque said this course aims to discuss the dynamics of national, bilateral, regional and global policies and policies, including economic and security issues related to the Rohingya crisis.
Professor Jones mentioned that it was an honor for him to partner with the NSU and he hopes that together, through the multifaceted topics of this course, participants and resource persons will be able to learn more about this course. crisis and find solutions.
He congratulated the people of Bangladesh for all the humanitarian assistance provided to the displaced people.
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Vice Chancellor Atiqul Islam mentioned that various challenges, such as language barrier to education, cultural and psychological factors, should be taken into account when planning any short or long term plan for the community. moved.
He said the course is important for those engaged, concerned and related to the issues and hopes that in the future, if necessary, this course can be upgraded to a degree or even a master’s degree.
A total of 38 participants from diverse backgrounds joined us from eight countries, including Bangladesh.