Sub-Regional SDGs Workshop on Ending Poverty In Dhaka Bangladesh on 13-14 December 2017

13/12/2017 14:27
14/12/2017 14:27
Asia/Kuala Lumpur


 The United Nations launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a set of 17 goals and 169 targets in September 2015.  The 14thAsia Media Summit held in Qingdao, China on 6-7 June 2017 passed the Qingdao Declaration on Media and the World’s Sustainable Development.

Sustainable Development Goal 1 – No Poverty will be the focus of this workshop in tandem with Bangladesh’s aspiration to cut poverty in half to 15% by 2020. 


As an inter-governmental organization focused on the capacity-building of broadcasters across the Asia-Pacific region, the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD) takes cognizance of the influential role of media as a vital stakeholder in advocating the visions of SDGs.

Media has the ability to disseminate the messages on SDGs by shaping public opinion and also garnering their support in the implementation of national and international development policies.

Hence, the two-day workshop aims at engaging news broadcasters and programmers to enhance their knowledge on SDGs and help them to further realize media’s role in communicating messages and information on SDGs with special focus on Ending Poverty.


At the end of the workshop the participants will be able to:

·     Have a broad outline of the SDGs and their role in conveying development policies of relevant authorities on poverty eradication;

·     Highlight the various strategies adopted by government agencies, NGOs and civil society on poverty reduction;

·     Analyze successful cases of SDGs implementation on poverty reduction; and

·     Incorporating SDGs messages and promotion in content production for public consumption.


This two-day workshop focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals as inspired by the United Nations particularly SDG1 – No Poverty.  Session 1 and 2 of the workshop features achievement of the SDGs in Bangladesh thus far from the perspectives of UN bodies and World Bank. News professionals are given a better understanding of issues as spelt out in Agenda 2030 and treatment ideas.

Session 3 - 8 will involve Bangladesh Planning Commission, relevant ministries, micro-financing on SDGs by Grameen Bank, and SDG Union in localizing the SDGs in Bangladesh with an innovative community-led approach. Case study of successful SDGs project will be highlighted and discussed. 

Session 9 - Ideas on translating the SDG1 to be incorporated in broadcasting content production will be shared.

Profile of Participants

 ·        Head of News Department, Broadcast Journalists, Programme and Documentary Producers from major TV and Radio broadcasting organisations; an

·        The ability to understand, speak and write in English fluently.   


Participants upon completion of the workshop would have a better understanding about SDGs from the various experts who can help contextualize these stories.

With the knowledge acquired, the participants could later produce programme or special new reports on SDGs towards the 2030 Agenda based on their countries’ perspectives for public consumption.  

The outcomes to be expected include programmes like Public Service Announcements, radio magazines, television documentaries, talk shows on radio and television and also launch of media campaigns in their respective member countries.