THE 1st FLAGSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMME ORGANIZED BY CIRDAP & BARD
NOVEMBER 4-25, 2022

The Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) and Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) jointly organized the 1st regional training programme on Integrated Rural Development, Governance, Trade, and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, from 4-25, November 2022. A total of 18 participants participated in the course from 11 countries, of which 9 were female and 9 were male. Many prominent experts on the subjects were invited as speakers from different countries.

The inaugural session was held at CIRDAP International Conference Centre (CICC) on 5 November 2022, inaugurated by the Honorable Minister of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, Government of Bangladesh, Mr. Md. Tajul Islam, MP.

The closing session was held at CIRDAP International Conference Centre (CICC) on 24 November, 2022, the respected Secretary of the Rural Development and Cooperative Division, Ministry of LGRD & Cooperatives, Government of Bangladesh, Mr. Md. Mashiur Rahman, NDC graced the session as the Chief Guest.

REPORT OF THE 1st FLAGSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMME

THE 2ND FLAGSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMME ORGANIZED BY CIRDAP & BARD
NOVEMBER 3-27, 2023

The Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) and Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) jointly organized the 2nd regional training programme on Integrated Rural Development, Governance, Trade, and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, from 3-27, November 2023. A total of 24 participants participated in the course from 14 countries, of which 11 were female and 13 were male. This time also several prominent experts on the subjects were invited as speakers from different countries.

The inaugural session was held at CIRDAP International Conference Centre (CICC) on November 4, 2023, inaugurated by the Honorable Minister of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, Government of Bangladesh, Mr. Md. Tajul Islam, MP.

The closing session was held at CIRDAP International Conference Centre (CICC) on November 25, 2023, the respected Senior Secretary of Rural Development and Cooperative Division, Ministry of LGRD & Cooperatives, Government of Bangladesh, Ms. Mosammat Hamida Begum graced the session as the Chief Guest.

REPORT OF THE 2ND FLAGSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMME

“This 21 days intensive training programme packed with highly informative and useful contents both in lectures and practical assignments had enlightened me to the various areas of importance in integrated rural development (IRD).  The course greatly enhanced my knowledge in IRD especially on policy making skills, significant challenges faced by rural communities, climate change, and natural disaster and gender issues.”

Ms. Mutia Azura Mohamed, Principal Assistant Secretary, Strategic Planning Division Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, Malaysia

“The training program was a perfect blend of theories and best practices in the field of integrated rural development. It made me realize that the natural environment is central to the economic activity and growth of a country.”

Mr. ANAS AL ISLAM, Assistant Director, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Bangladesh

“The training programme, where nearly 40 lectures were carried out by eminent professionals on related subjects, helped immensely to broaden our horizons while sharing experiences among participants from different countries. One thing I found amazing in the programme is the involvement of every participant in conducting lecture sessions, development of leadership skills, and gradual development of team spirit among participants”

Ms. Uthpala Jayasinghe, Research Officer, Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, Sri Lanka

“I expected it to be like any other training, with standard lectures. It was especially nice because, in addition to the well-organized lectures, we were able to visit places in Comilla, Bangladesh such as the Agricultural Village and a museum. Some of the lectures are interactive, and I like how the lecturers relate the lecture to their experiences. I am very confident in applying what I learned in the training to any possible related situation.”

Ms. Sittie Khayra B. Fermin, Agrarian Reform Programme Technologist, Department of Agrarian Reform, Philippines

“the organizers both CIRDAP and BARD are very focused on providing knowledge, sharing experience and information in related fields, interspersed with extra fun activities such as an ethnic nights and potluck so that there is very limited time left for other additional activities. While I was participating in the various education and training courses, I had the opportunity to socialize with participants from CIRDAP member countries which gave me a new understanding of diversity eventually they became my new family, the host of participants from Bangladesh gave me a deep impression of sincerity and kindness.”

Ms. Meydy Deyby Sandra Malonda, Administrator - Sub Directorate Capacity Building for Village Government, Directorate General of Village Governance Ministry of Home Affairs, Indonesia

Topics were related to new different challenges of rural development in Asia and pacific and let us knew that these challenges have created tensions in all Asian countries and per country has special potentials to cooperate together for solving them. In addition to scientific achievements, it has raised our adaption in life and more compatible with different conditions. In addition, acquaintance with different accents, cultures, clothes, habits and customs has been other achievements of this training.

Ms. Saeedeh Nazari Nooghabi, Assistant Professor of Economic Affairs Office Agriculture, Research, Education and Extension Organization, Yemen Ave, Chamran Highway, Garden of Agriculture, Tehran, Iran