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Dr Golam Samdani reappointed GUB VC

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Chancellor of the Universities of Bangladesh President Adv. Abdul Hamid has reappointed Prof Dr Md. Golam Samdani Fakir as the Vice-Chancellor of Green University of Bangladesh (GUB) for the next four years. He joined on Tuesday (July 04, 2017).
Prior to this appointment as the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Samdani Fakir was also the Vice Chancellor of GUB since 16 May 2013. Before that, he was Pro-VC and Director TLC of BRAC University from 2009 to 2012.  He was Visiting Professor of SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, Vermont of USA from 2006 to 2009.
He also worked as Director- BRAC Training Division and was Academic Chair for Post Graduate Diploma Program in NGO Leadership and Management under Global Partnership for NGO Studies from 1997 to 2006. He was also one of the co-founder of Global Partnership. Prof Samdani Fakir is an internationally renowned educationist, trainer and researcher with 30 years extensive professional experience in NGO management, sustainable development, social change, organizational development, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, rural development, development studies and international public health. Prof Samdani Fakir was directly involved in the initial developmental process of BRAC University. He was one of the facilitators of BRAC University Initiative for Learning and Development (BUILD). A number of his research publications have been published in national and international journals. Prof Samdani Fakir received Global Awards for excellence in education, leadership and teaching from World Education Congress, Mumbai, India on 29th June 2012. For his contributions in Afghanistan and Global Partnership Program he was also selected as one of the recipients of the Rapport Bangladesh 2004 Award for Excellence in Human Resource Development. He has got Atish Dipankar Award.
Prof Samdani Fakir has had a brilliant academic career. He graduated with Hon's and Masters in Economics from the University of Dhaka. Subsequently he received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Economics from Academia De Studii Ecomice, Bucharest, Romania in 1982.
He was born in an aristocratic Muslim family in 1952. His father's name is Late Mowlana Ataur Rahman Fakir and his mother's name is Late Rebeya Khatun Fakir. He is the father of one son.

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