IWFM-BWP MoU signing ceremony

Date: February 22, 2023


A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Bangladesh Water Partnership (BWP) and the Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) on February 20, 2023 at Vice Chancellor’s office at BUET. The signing ceremony was attended by Prof. Dr. Satya Prasad Majumder, Vice Chancellor, and Prof. Dr. Abdul Jabbar Khan, Pro- Vice Chancellor of BUET. On behalf of IWFM, Prof. Dr. AKM Saiful Islam, Director, of the institute has signed the MoU. Engr. Moshiur Rahman, President BWP, signed the MoU of behalf of BWP.

The BWP delegation also consisted of Md. Siddiqur Rahman, Secretary-General of BWP; Sheikh Mohd. Nurul Islam, Treasurer of BWP; Dr. Prof. Monowar Hossain, Regional Council Member of GWP-SAS and Former Executive Director, IWM; Ms. Nayeema Naznin Naz, Regional Council Member of GWP-SAS, attended the signing ceremony. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rezaur Rahman, Prof. Dr. G M Tarekul Islam, and Prof. Dr. Sujit Kumar Bala of IWFM were also present in the MoU ceremony.

The collaboration aims to exchange knowledge, share data, and co-develop and implement study projects related to BWP and IWFM’s mission and vision. This includes providing guidance to students for research, offering internship and volunteer opportunities, facilitating joint research projects, exchanging expertise and research innovations, conducting capacity-building training, and assisting in formulating public policy priority actions. The underlying goal is to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the BDP 2100 goals and targets. In addition to the activities previously mentioned, the collaboration will also promote gender and youth activities. Both parties will work together to develop relevant gender expertise and enhance the capacities of youth through a shared plan. IWFM will help to capacitate relevant staff and partners of BWP with knowledge, understanding, experience, and skills to mainstream gender and diversity in their work effectively. BWP will collaborate with IWFM to develop a youth leader, to increase the number of efficient young water leaders in the sector.