SDGs Action Research Center

The Need

In this age of globalization and increasingly devastating climate change phenomena, there is an urgent need for human resource development with action research training and education on achieving SDGs in Bangladesh for the country’s self-reliant sustainability.

Philosophy

Nature-friendly and moral values enriched lifestyle with the culture of plants-based food consumption can pave the way for achieving SDGs including resilience and immunity development to maintain good health and well-being.

Vision

To achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for restoring holistic Sustainability in the age of globally growing commercial agriculture, consumerism, unhealthy eating, and dietary culture, natural resource degradation, global warming and climate change phenomena.

Mission

To act for achieving self-reliant sustainability by way of providing action research programs on understanding SDGs in the light of the traditional sustainable development culture and applied education for New Normal Lifestyle sprung from the contemporary natural adversities such as climate change vulnerability phenomena and the emergence and divergence of Corona syndrome.

Major Objectives

To run courses on achieving SDGs and contemporary socioeconomic and environmental issues including pandemic Corona syndrome in terms of 1-semester Certificate, 2-semester Advance Certificate, and 1 and 2 week-long Short Courses, Workshop, etc.

  • To offer outcome-based applied education, action research and capacity building;
  • To develop skills for innovation of new ideas, renovation of unsustainable socio-economic and environmental entities, technology transfer, and monitoring and evaluation.
  • To undertake action research-intensive SDGs demo model projects for promotion and replication; and
  • To provide employment and consultancy services.

ABOUT SDGs Action Research Center

Established in 2020 by Prof. Dr. Md. Amzad Hossain at SIMEC Institute of Technology. It is the first voluntary Initiative for conducting outcome-based action research programs towards achieving SDGs in Bangladesh. Its fundamental objective is human resource development through appropriate education, training and guidance for the creation of a new culture of sustainable development, achieving SDGs and long term self-reliant sustainability. SDGs Action Research Center also aims at influencing national policies on the localization of SDGs.

Course Objectives

The principal aim of this course is to educate the course participants on achieving 17 SDGs, so they can meet relevant national and global employment opportunities. The course seeks to:

  • Upgrade knowledge of self-reliance and sustainability.
  • Enhance the analytical skills of officials involved in sustainable development.
  • Understand the current scenario of SDG practices.
  • Explore localization for SDGs implementation.
  • Understand how to achieve SDGs in GOs and NGOs, RMG, SMEs and Corporate entities.

SDGs Model Projects

Atghoria, Pabna
Estd. : 2016
Turag, Uttara, Dhaka North
Estd. : 2018
SIMEC Polli, South Balipara, Trishal, Mymensingh
Estd. : 2007

Recent Activities

SIMEC Institute of Technology was visited by Dr. Moin Us Salam Freelance International Consultant (Australia and South Asia) as chief guest and one UNICEF Focal point as special guest which was presided by Dr. Md. Delwar Hossain Mozumder Chief Consultant (SDGs and Food & Nutrition Specialist), SDGs Action Research Center at 26th September 2020, Saturday. They visited the capacity of SIMEC Institute of Technology for a Research Project funded by UNICEF.

DG (BITAC)

SIMEC Institute of Technology on the date of September 12th, Saturday, 2020, was visited by Dr. Md. Mafizur Rahman, Director General, Bangladesh Industrial Technical Assistance Centre (BITAC), Dr. Muhammad Solaiman, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Industries, Johra khatun, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, and Shimul Sen, Senior Assistant Chief, Ministry of Planning.

DG (NATA)

Dr. Md. Abu Saeed Mia, Director General, National Agriculture Training Academy (NATA) and Dr. Md. Delwar Hossain, Master Trainer (SDG affairs) of the Prime Minister's Office visited SIMEC Institute of Technology on Saturday, August 29, 2020. He also visited the offices of various organizations under SIMEC Group and highly appreciated them.

Prof. Dr. Dora Marinova visited SDGs health service program at Shin Shin Japan Hospital in Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

SDGs Champion of The Month

Md. Omar Faruk
SDGs Champion of May, 2020

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