UNICEF, UGC sign LoU for fostering curriculum and research

UNICEF, UGC sign LoU for fostering curriculum and research

A Letter of Understanding (LoU) was signed between University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Bangladesh at UGC Bhaban on 19 April 2018.

Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman, UGC and Mr. Edouard Beigbeder, Representative, UNICEF Bangladesh signed the LoU on behalf of their respective organizations. The aim of LoU is to foster Communication for Development (C4D) capacity of the academic institutions of  Bangladesh in the area of curriculum and research works.  

Professors Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah, Dr. Dil Afroza Begum, Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Members, UGC; Abdur Rezzaque, Director, Planning and Development Division,  Dr. Shamsul Arefin, Additional Director (PR), Dr. Md. Fakhrul Islam, Additional Director, ICC, Mohammad Maksudur Rahman Bhuiyan, Additional Director, IMCT Division, Md. Shahin Siraj, Deputy Secretary, UGC, Ms. Yasmin Khan, Communication for Development Specialist and Hasina Begum, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Bangladesh, among others, were present.

Mr. Beigbeder said UNICEF Bangladesh is willing to work with UGC for developing curriculum on Communication for Development (C4D) at tertiary level education of Bangladesh.

Professor Abdul Mannan said C4D is very essential for socio-economic development of Bangladesh. In this regard, UNICEF’s initiative to develop a curriculum on C4D to achieve results for children will play a significant role for qualitative development of higher education of Bangladesh.