The Ministry has established the National Expert committee on Mangrove conservation sustainable use’ whose responsibility would be coordinate and steer the activities related to conservation and sustainable use of mangrove ecosystems and one of the major activity is to prepare National Policy on Mangrove conservation and sustainable use. The Biodiversity Secretariat conducted series of workshops for drafting the policy. One of the above validation workshop was held on 12th of August 2016 at the Center for Banking Studies with the participation of members of National Expert Committee on Mangrove conservation and sustainable use, stakeholder agencies, NGOs and other professionals in mangrove field.