|In order to provide support to Banks towards productivity enhancement through
research, information exchange, and education, Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB)
has felt the necessity of establishment of a Research and Training Centre. With
this end in view , BAB has formed a Sub Committee on Training headed by its Vice
Chairman, Mr. Muhammad A (Rumee) Ali, former Deputy Governor, Bangladesh Bank
and present Chairman of BRAC Bank Limited.
The Committee has made a 'Memorandum Of Understanding' and a 'Cooperation
Agreement' with the South Asia Enterprise Development Facility (SEDF) of the
International Finance Corporation (IFC) for setting up BAB's Research and
Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, respected Governor, Bangladesh Bank has formally
inaugurated the Research and Training Centre (RTC) on 7 July, 2008 at the
Radisson Water Garden Hotel in an auspicious gathering well attended by
Chairman, CEOs and Directors of the Banks.
In collaboration with IFC-SEDF, the Research and Training Centre (RTC) has
conducted two Workshops on "Pitfalls to Avoid in SME Banking" on July 13-14, and
July 15-16, 2008. The workshops on were well participated by the by the
Chairman, CEOs and Directors of the member Banks. A few more Workshops for
Directors and Senior Executives of bank are scheduled to be held during October
to December, 2008. IFC-SEDF has made arrangement for foreign experts to conduct
the said workshops.
BAB expects that RTC will be a vital educational arm of the local banking
industry in upgrading the Bangladeshi bankers' knowledge and expertise. And
thus, RTC, through continuous education and research, will be able to prepare
ground work for smooth transition of local banking industry toward critical
phases and dramatic changes by equipping Bangladeshi banks with tools and shills
required to cope with global changes and challenges.
BAB has appointed a senior banker with experiences in training and teaching as
Director of Research and Training Centre (RTC). With a view to accomplishing the
desired objectives of RTC, all concerned are requested to send their suggestions
and recommendations to Mr. Nurul Alam Chowdhury, Director, Research & Training
Centre at his e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com