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The program has been initiated by the Ministry of Industries, Government of Bangladesh for capacity building of the Ministry and its subordinate organization in reshaping the future of industrial development. The academic program has been developed in collaboration with Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute with two main components:
  • Academic program at Curtin University, Western Australia
  • Action research projects in Bangladesh

The academic program had the following components:

  • Seminars on core modules
  • Seminars on elective modules
  • Field visits and case studies
  • Workshop on action research scoping

The core modules include:

  • Sustainability and sustainable development: concept and measures
  • Industry ecology, industry sustainability and sustainable industrialisation
  • Action research theories and applications for SDGs localization
  • Sustainability issues in Bangladesh: a historic and contemporary evaluation

The seminars on the elective modules include the following topics:

  • Australian Government and sustainability responsibilities
  • Sustainable waste management
  • Green growth and sustainable investment
  • Get going with the start ups
  • Living Labs and renewable energy transition
  • Green innovation and green jobs in Western Australia
  • Sustainable cities and transportation

The participants were taken to visit places and projects to have an exposure on the sustainability practices in western Australia. The places include:

  • A waste management facility in Perth
  • A regional resource recovery centre in Perth
  • An industrial park in Perth
  • A technology park in Perth
  • A mining site in Western Australia
  • A holistic agroindustry in Margaret River region
  • Eco-village camping in Margaret River region

The participants along with the academic seminars and field visits attended several workshops on:

  • Action research project scoping
  • Sustainable industrial development best practices
  • Action research scoping for implementation in Bangladesh
In the workshops the participants were distributed in groups. Each group has been made responsible for developing an action research project to implement in Bangladesh, within the scope of the industrial policy of the government. The action research projects include:
Proposal Title Location SDG
Technology Incubation Supports for Light Engineering Sector Of Bangladesh Dhaka, Chittagong, Bogura, Jessore & Hobigonj The project directly addresses goals 7 and 13
Green Industrial Infrastructure Development in The BSCIC Industrial Park, Sirajgonj Sirajgonj The project directly addresses goal SDG 9
3 Strengthening Product Development and Marketing Capacity of Msmes: Bhairab Leather Goods and Footwear Cluster Perspectives Bahirab The project directly addresses goal SDG 9
Indigenous Technology Adoption in Training Institute for Chemical Industries Dhaka The project directly addresses goal SDG 7, 9 and 11
5 Zero Waste Discharge in Sugar Industries of Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) Rajshahi The project directly addresses goal SDG 9