BIGD’s ED Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman had several meetings in September 2017 with a number of distinguished personalities such as prominent academics, policy makers and researchers regarding the research collaborations and other relevant issues of BIGD.
Dr. Rahman had meetings with Dr. Mushtaque Raza Chowdhury, Vice-Chairperson, BRAC; Mr. Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, Dr. Ramiz Uddin, Head of Results Management, Ms. Rumana Sharmin, Results and Knowledge Management Expert, Access to Information (a2i) Programme, Prime Minister's Office; Ms. Hasina Mushrofa, Director, Urban Dept Program (UDP), BRAC; Austin Davis, Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer, Yale University rearding Rohingya refugee work; Prof. Dr. Jaap M. de Heer, Team Leader , Bangladesh Delta Plan regarding formulation of Project Delta Plan Bangladesh -2100; Mr. Atiqur rahman Khan, Director General and Dr. Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Commissioner of Anti Corruption Commission, Dr. Moinul Khan, Director General, Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation, Syed Mushfeque Rahman, Additional Commisssioner and Deputy Project Director, VAT Online Project, of National Board of Revenue and Mohammad Abdur Rab, Joint Director, Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit.
Dr. Rahman also attended a Forum meeting on International Education for Global Citizens, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) where he also met with Mr. Md. Shahidul Haque, Foreign Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Mohammad Asif-Uz-Zaman, Secretary, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education. He also participated the second annual RESOLVE Network forum in Washington, DC organized by U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP).
He also had several Skype meeting with Anna Bellver, Senior Consultant, World Bank; Dr. Sufia Askari, Director, Children's Investment Fund Foundation; Dr. Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics at Yale University; Farzana Bhuiyan, Programme & Executive Assistant at Porticus. Dr. Rahman also attended the Academy Council meeting of BRAC University and a roundtable of HELVETAS. Dr. Rahman also attended a dinner meeting hosted by USAID Mission Director to meet Dr. Loiuse FOX, USAID Chief Economist and a lunch meeting with Centre for Policy Dialogue regarding a Think Tank Initiative programme.