The COVID-19 Outbreak: A Testing Time for NGOs in Bangladesh

One of the few good things Bangladesh is known for around the world is NGOs and their work. About fifty years ago, when the country became independent, the oldest NGOs started their work by providing relief to the people affected by the war of independence by helping to rebuilding their livelihoods. In the last few decades NGOs in Bangladesh have travelled a long way: reaching the remote areas, mobilizing the poor into groups for making them aware about health, education, running schools, providing loans to start their small businesses. With the improvements in Bangladesh’s social indicators and its economic condition, the fortunes of the NGOs have also changed.

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Learning “participatory rural development planning” with community

Fieldtrips, within the course of Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP) workshops instructed by Dr Thi Phuoc Lai Nguyen, are designed to provide RRDP Master students opportunities to interact and work with local communities on local development planning. It encourages students to be curious, inquiring, to apply theoretical knowledge into practices, and to enjoy learning. This activity is to promote the connection between our research and teaching with community.

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RRDP Alumnus Dr. Sanaullah Panezai launches a new research journal: Journal of Geography and Social Sciences (JGSS)

Dr. Sanaullah Panezai, an RRDP Alumnus, has launched a new research journal in December 2019. The title of the journal is “Journal of Geography and Social Sciences (JGSS)”. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the JGSS. This newly launched journal is an open access, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that publishes rapid publication of substantive and integrative research articles in all areas of geography and social sciences. JGSS has an International Editorial Board and uses online submission system for receiving articles. 

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DDS Student present on International Conference on Nation-Building 2019 at the Development of a High Income Nation on November 26-27, 2019, Malaysia

Ms.Chitralada Chaiya (PhD in RRDP/DDS) presented on “The International Conference on Nation Building 2019: The Development of a High Income Nation” on November 26-27, 2019, Malaysia She presented in the topic “20 years Educational Reform of Thailand: Crisis or Exit of the Quality Assurance Polity in Higher Education” In this conference is aimed at creating international cooperation in economic, social, political and educational. The conference was attended by a large number of national and international leaders.

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Congratulations for our new PhDs!

Shahab-E-Saqib (left), Supattra Yamsrual (center) and Manjunatha Venkatappa (right)

In August 2019, three DDS students completed their PhD. Congratulations! We are very proud to have Shahab-E-Saqib, Supattra Yamsrual and Manjunatha Venkatappa as new PhD holders who will be leaders in their own respective fields. It was an awesome month for us having three subsequent PhD public defence seminars in a month.

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