BIGD’s ED Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman had several meetings in January 2018 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 Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Chairperson, BRAC; Professor Mustaque Khan, Department of Economics, SOAS; Mr. David Morley, Team Leader, Project Director & Mr. Tirtha Sarathi Sikder, National Coordinator, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), to discuss on Sharique Phase IV; Dr. Nasir Uddin Ahmed, Commissioner, Mr, Atikur Rahman Khan, Director General, Anti Corruption Commission (ACC); Mr. Syed Mushfiq Rahman, Additional Commissioner, Mr. Golam Sarawar, Assistant Commissioner, Dr. Moinul Khan, Director General, Customs Intelligence Division, National Board of Revenue; Dr. Shah Md. Ahsan Habib, Director Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM); Mr. Mohammad Abdur Rob, Joint Director, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics; Mr. Anisur Rahman, Joint Director, Bangladesh Bank; Mr. Farria Naeem, International Growth Centre; Ms. Mafruza Khan, Director Bnagladesh Counry Programme, Porticus regarding PRAC Project; Mr. Saiful Bhuiyan, Consultant, Counterpart International; Mr. Bikram Chand, Lead Public Sector Specialist, The World Bank, Delhi Office; Mr. Boshir Ahmed, Consultant; Mr. Imran Matin, Chief Research and Policy Officer, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA); Ms. Shaheen Anam, Executive Director, Manuser Jonno Foundation; Mr. Shameron Abed, Director, Microfinance, BRAC; Dr. Mohiuddin Alamgir, Consultant, Asian Development Bank; Dr. Sugata Marjit, Former Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University; Md. Mofizul Islam, Secretary, Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division; Ms. Franziska Korn, Resident Representative, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).
He also had several Skype meetings with Mr. Imran Matin and Ms. Sarah Lyness, Evaluation and Communications Director at the IGC. Dr. Rahman also attended the Certificate Ceremony of the Post Graduate Certificate course on Management of Land Acquisition, Re-settlement and Rehabilitation (MLARR).