Seminars & Presenters
Improving the Role of the Foreign Ministry and Embassies of Bangladesh for Better Services and Protection of our Workers

Presented By: Dr Chowdhury R Abrar, Coordinator of RMMRU

Non Resident Bangladeshi Workers' Rights: How to Protect at Home & Abroad

Presented By: Dr. Abdul Momen, Center for Governance & Strategic Management, Framingham State College, Massachusetts.

Migration Policy, Building Awareness

Presented By: Dr. MD Mizanur Rahman, Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore
Dr. Rozana Rashid, Programme Coordinator, RMMRU

Remittance by NRB Workers Inward: Opportunities & Risks

Presented By: Dr. Tasneem Siddiqui, Research Director, RMMRU

Providing Bank Loans, Saving Plans & Policies to Bangladeshi Workers Abroad

Presented By: Dr. Abul Barkat, Professor, Department of Economics, Dhaka University

The Acceleration of a Nation's Prosperity Through Vocational Skills' Acquisition

Presented By: Mr. Mohamed K Haq, CW Institute, Sydney, Canada.

Current Status of Local Manpower Business: Present & Future

Presented By: Mr. Ghulam Mustafa, President, BAIRA

Insurance for NRB Workers: Health, Unemployment & Disability

Presented By: Mr. Nasim Ali, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of SBLI, USA
Dr. Rozana Rashid, Programme Coordinator, RMMRU

Overseas Employment Opportunities & Creation of New Labor Market: Questions and Answers Session

Presented By: Dr. Arifur Rahman, Saudi Arabia

Publication Ceremony
Presented By: Dr. Abu Yousuf Md. Abdullah, Professor, IBA, University of Dhaka

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Taking the cue from NRB conference in Dhaka
Written by:
M E Chowdhury Shameem
A Multitasker:
Dilara Afroz Khan Rupa
Janata Bank NRB Branch Opening Ceremony

About the First NRB Manpower Development & Opportunities Conference 2009

Bangladesh is a country with enormous potential human resource. Illiteracy, poverty, backwardness, limited use of technology are pulling the nation back from the desired goal of economic development. To keep our independence effectual we need to achieve economic freedom. We have got a huge population within the small perimeter of our motherland. Without converting this huge number of people into productive manpower, it is merely impossible to develop our nation.

The main engine to support crises laden Bangladesh appears to be the remittance provided by the NRBs. Among these NRBs, the lion share of foreign currency is coming from those working in the Middle East and other countries of the world, who stay abroad for a certain period or as per their necessities and abilities. They send their hard earned savings to their families. We add their hard earned money in our development budget and programmes; therefore the country moves forward. While they are working day & night in the hot sandy desert or in deep forest, are we really thinking about their security, insurance? Are the policy makers thinking about their welfare, or their improvement? These are questions from those expatriates. To answer these questions, Scholars Bangladesh is organizing “First NRB Manpower Development and Opportunities Conference 2009”. In this conference there will be 10 seminars which will cover topics related to the interest of the workers. Policy makers of the government and respective specialists will discuss and give their respective learned opinion on the issues.

It is especially mentionable that Scholars Bangladesh successfully organized the "First NRB Conference in 2007". Inspired by the success of that conference we are organizing "First NRB Manpower Development and Opportunities Conference 2009" this time. We believe, for the progress of our economy and prosperity of the nation, remittance is a vital role playing factor. This is because we have the limitations of our wealth, low internal savings, unfavorable gap between export and import, lack of internal capital growth. Besides, natural calamity and political instability are gradually hampering our economy. Now this becomes a resolution that if we want to enjoy the benefit of independence we must achieve economic independence first. For this, with other important state functions it is very important to preserve and satisfy the interest of the NRB workers who are sending the most important remittance and strengthening the health of the national economy. Scholars Bangladesh recognizes the contribution of this workforce & the value of manpower development & opportunities and hence is organizing the conference "First NRB Manpower Development & Opportunities Conference 2009".

M E Chowdhury Shameem

Founder and President


Dilara Afroz Khan Rupa

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)