BRAC University is the one and only affiliates of the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) in Bangladesh. GDLN Centre of BRAC University hosted the GDLN Asia Pacific (GDLN AP) Regional meeting held on 8-11 January, 2013. The delegates of GDLN Centers in the Asia Pacific Region and the World Bank representatives gathered to discuss how to further augment GDLN's effectiveness as a global learning and knowledge exchange platform. In the inaugural session held on the morning of 8th January, Prof. A K Azad Chowdhury, Chairman (State Minister), of UGC Bangladesh was present as the Chief Guest. Ms. Ellen Goldstein, Country Director Bangladesh & Nepal, The World Bank was present as the Special Guest. Prof. Ainun Nishat, Vice Chancellor, BRAC University chaired the inaugural session. During the inaugural session BRAC University formally joined Bangladesh Reasearch and Education Network (BdREN) launched by UGC with funding from World Bank. This is the first time BRAC University organized this type of regional meeting with the collaboration of World Bank.