Project proposal “Pilot Establishment of a sustainable Archives and Records Management Education in Bangladesh”.
November 1, 2015, 11:54 am
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With the aim of:

  1. further professionalizing the existing ARM network in Bangladesh and
  1. in order to have a further point of support for this network structure

the need is felt in Bangladesh to develop a sustainable ARM education. BARM therefore wants to start a pilot establishment of a sustainable Archives & Records Management Education in Bangladesh. The duration of the pilot is 2016 – 2018.

Executive: Dutch BARM.

Tasks: 1) mandate formulation; 2) appointment and discharge project manager and project members; 3) monitoring & control.

Project manager: Drs S.M.J. Janzing

Duties: responsible for execution of the project on a day-to-day basis, to deliver the required products within the constraints agreed with the Project Board

Project team: Lutful Haque (Bangladesh; initiator and advisor), Florus Geraedts (initiator and advisor from BARM), René Spork (support from BARM), Elias Kanchon (Bangladesh; Bartic, administrative support). Tasks: in all project phases content and process support.

The project is in line with long-established local contacts / networks as established in BARM Society and Friends of Archives Bangladesh.

The mission: sustainable institutional embedding of archival training, the drawing up of a practical curriculum for archives and records management, and finding, recruiting, and if necessary re-training of teachers.

The intended project results include:
a) a detailed curriculum (learning objectives, learning outcomes, subjects worked out in content, goals, curriculum, review, literature)
b) lecturers / stakeholder network (Bangladeshi archivists and IT specialists, teachers from India – Malaysia, teachers from the Netherlands – UK)
c) Creating conditions for financial and organizational continuity

Project Phasing:

Phase 1, December 2015 – February 2016, research and design:
1. Development of the Central Coordinating Committee for Bangladesh Archives and Records Management Society (CCC barms) into workgroup / sounding board for the pilot with intended members: Muhammad Lutful Haque, Sharif uddin Ahmed, Rabiul Islam, Abu Mokeram Khondaker, Elias Kanchon, Hassan Mahmud, Florus Geraedts, Sigfried Janzing and René Spork;
2. further promoting of the importance of the institutionalization of archival education and expand the network of stakeholders and staff and enhance visits to local governments, schools, universities, hospitals, press clubs, associations, youth groups, TIB – departments etc.
3. identification of needed teachers, providing support in the recruitment of teachers and, if required, training;
4. identifying the need of training subjects enabling the curriculum design;
5. preparation of ICARM 2017 in Dhaka for mid-term review of the pilot and further communication and promotion of the education network;
6. exploration organizational structure (network structure or building from 2 to 4 places in Bangladesh) and funding.
Deliverables Phase 1: Proposal for a decision by the executive (in March 2016).

Phase 2, March 2016 – January 2018, implementation:
1. Development of curriculum in collaboration with teachers (partly local and partly via Skype / media);
2. Set-up of ICARM2017;
3. Fixing the curriculum;
4. Initial grant application at ICA;
5. Establishment organizational and financial structure
6. Review of process and deliverables.
Result of phase 2: the executive gives a GO for the start of the program (January 2018)

Project Evaluation an application:
1. Mid-term evaluation (March 2016)
2. Application for grants for funding of phase 2 (2016)
3. Final evaluation (January 2018)


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