Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of Policy Think Tanks
22-23 April 2017
IPS Research Fellow, Dr. Janaka Wijayasiri, participated in the Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of Policy Think Tanks (BNPTT) held at the BIMSTEC Secretariat, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 22-23 April 2017.
The meeting was held at the invitation of the Government of Bangladesh and the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh.
BNPTT members from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand participated in the meeting.
IPS is the focal point of BNPTT in Sri Lanka. BNPTT was established to promote People to People Contact among the BIMSTEC member countries. Issues discussed included activities undertaken since the last meeting, celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the BIMSTEC, establishment of the Centre for Bay of Bengal Studies, funding, and new initiatives by the BNPTT.