CPD appoints Fahmida Khatun as new executive director
News Desk, bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-02-19 23:17:34.0 BdST Updated: 2017-02-19 23:17:34.0 BdST
Country’s leading think-tank, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has appointed Dr Fahmida Kathun as its new executive director.
The decision was made at the 48th meeting of the Board of Trustees (BoT) held at the CPD office on Sunday.
Professor Mustafizur Rahman, the current ED, will continue to work at CPD as a Distinguished Fellow.
Both these appointments will be effective from March 2017, said a CPD press release.
The BoT thanked the outgoing ED for his outstanding contribution to the CPD for three consecutive terms.
In the same meeting, the Board expressed its satisfaction over CPD’s overall performance in 2016 and approved CPD’s annual accounts for the year 2016 and budget for the year 2017.
The Board also endorsed the annual plan for research, dialogues and publications of the country’s leading think-tank.
For the coming year, the Board advised CPD to focus more on emerging and thematic issues of importance from the perspective of Bangladesh’s future development, the press release said.
The organisation will more proactively engage the young generation in carrying out its research and policy influencing activism, it added.
Presided over by Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, CPD, the Board meeting was attended by CPD Trustees former finance minister M Syeduzzaman, Apex Group chairman and former Advisor to the Caretaker Government Syed Manzur Elahi, Nijera Kori coordinator Khushi Kabir.
CPD distinguished fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, and executive director, and member secretary of the CPD-BoT Professor Mustafizur Rahman also attended the meeting.
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