Visit Bangladesh july 24 – 31 by Sigfried Janzing and Jo Spaubeck for Commeet & Barm
September 16, 2019, 7:36 pm
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From 24 – 31 July Jo Spaubeck and Sigfried Janzing visited Bangladesh for and Barm Netherlands.

A short summary of the activities:

  1. Discussion with Md. Lutful Haq (Prothom Alo), Mahbubur Rahman (Heritage Archives Bangladesh History / HABH) and Qamar Munir (Sustainable Development Networking Foundation / SDNF) about establishment of MoU between SDNF – HABH to convert archival materials of HABH into digital accessible format and starting inventory of available materials in private hands about Bangladesh Liberation War 1971
  2. Participation in the International Conference on Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh (UNHCR – North South University) and discussing the development of a project under SDG 4 / 16 about awareness and quality education on this crisis between NSU – BARMS – UvA – Commeet (establishing MoU) – with Katherine Li and Sharif uddin Ahmed
  3. Community Development Agenda in Balagram Union / cluster village: project initiation towards road embankment to Bluebell School and plastic recycling as priorities of the community.
  4. Skype Connection with the international Commeet community: Vasiliki Kiupi (Greece / London), Ali Bukar Ahmad (Nigeria) and Rabiul Islam (Bangladesh) to exchange views on everyones local projects on Technical and Vocational Training (TVET ) and exploring further international cooperation towards the future; idea is to organize a conference in Bangladesh on TVET at the International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) as a first step;
  5. Visits to Dutch Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DBCCI) and Yunus Center on entrepreneurship and business cooperation in the projects;
  6. Meeting twice with Mahmudul Hasan Khusru (Dataford ltd. and Robo2mation) and Md. Imrul Hasan ( on digital cooperation
  7. Barms EC meeting with special focus on Joan van Albada Fund – possibilities for students to get archival training abroad
  8. Meeting prof Selina Nargis, IUBAT board member, on training and cooperation with Zuyd Academy

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