President at Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB), Dhaka, Bangladesh
A K M A Hamid obtained Diploma in Civil Engineering Degree from Dhaka Polytechnic Institute in 1968. He joined Dhaka WASA in 1969 and retired 2006 holding the post of Superintending Engineer. Presently he is Executive Managing Director of Dhaka WASA & Director, Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) and also Member of the Bangladesh Technical Education Board & many more committees of the GoB.
Director General at Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC), Manila
Experienced Director General and TVET and Project Management Expert with a demonstrated history of working in the TVET institution to Policy Level organization, management consulting industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Budgeting, Analytical Skills, Coaching, and Project Design. Similarly, highly competent in TVET project formulation, M & E, capacity development and Planning and management.
General Secretary at Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Shamsur Raman obtained Diploma in Engineering (Chemical) Degree from Dhaka Polytechnic Institute, B.Sc in Technical Education in Mechanical Engineering (1stclass Second position in order of Merit) under Dhaka University, LLB under National University, MEd. from Darul Ihsan University (DIU), Dhaka, Post Graduate on Food Technology fromIndian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, India in 1983-84. He joined as a teacher in the Dhaka polytechnic Institute in August 1980 and retired as Head of the Department in Chemical & Food Technology from the same Institute.
Skillman Leader, Italy
Mr Crisonà is international consultant on capacity building in TVET sector, founder and President of cscs.it and Managing Director of Abuplus International Germany – abuplus.com. He is a “Skill Assessor”, certified by Tuscany Region VET Authority, owns a Vocational Degree as a “Technical Director in industrial engineering” and a Master’s degree in Education. He worked in Europe, Africa and Asia and has negotiated and signed memorandum of understanding and agreements with public bodies, schools, regional authorities and industry leaders like FIAT FCA Automotive, SAS Scandinavian Airlines Systems, Jaguar Land Rover and many other leading international organizations.
Recently Mr Crisonà has founded the skillman.eu consortium and is deeply involved in skills forecasts researches and activities.
President & CEO at ASA Philippines
Kamrul H. Tarafder was the Team Leader Consultant of the United Nations Development Programme-Microfinance Support Project (UNDP-MSP) and Microfinance Sector Support Project (MSSP) from October 1998 until June 2004. He handled 3 projects as Team Leader Expert for the MSSP of the UNDP MicroStart Program in the Philippines. He assisted more than 25 MFIs in the Philippines by introducing the ASA system and studied around 50 MFIs throughout the country. The project was evaluated by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) as the highest achievement and no. 1 among 66 implementing countries in the world.
He has extensive experience in South and Southeast Asian countries in establishing the microfinance system. He also attended many national and international seminars on microfinance in the United States, Australia, Thailand, Bangladesh and the Philippines as resource person.
He was the Deputy General Manager of and acted in various capacities with ASA Bangladesh for 11 years.
In 1979, he earned a Higher Secondary Certificate from Brindaban College in Bangladesh. He finished his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Dhaka in 1988. In 2003, he earned his Master in Entrepreneurship (with distinction) at AIM, Manila.
Professor，Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics, P. R.China
Prof. Zheng has extensive working experience as a teacher and regarding curricula development in TVET. One of his courses was awarded as a National Level Course by Ministry of Education of P.R.China. Recently, he has completed a research project together with the UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning and The Education University of Hongkong(UNEVOC centre) on the inclusion of green competencies in the recognition of prior learning.
Advisor and former Chairperson of Diploma Engineers Association Nepal (DEAN)
Dr. Rajendra P. Adhikari obtained Ph. D. degree in construction management and professor of construction/project management. He is Chairperson of Advanced Research & Training Institute (ARTIst) and was Principal of Nepal College of Information Technology (NCIT), former coordinator of Center for Advanced Studies of Nepal Engineering College, Member-Secretary of Construction Industry Training Center (CITC) and General-Secretary of Nepal Council of Arbitration (NEPCA). Dr. Adhikari is APACC certified international accreditor and is contributing in the field of TVET. He has been member of task force formed by Ministry of Education, Science & Technology to propose policy, strategies and implementation level activities including institutional framework for Technical & Vocational Education and Skills Development (TVESD).
Director (Training) at Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET)
Dr. Md. Nurul Islam is a well experienced personality on Skills and Overseas Employment sector. He has professional experience in project preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation on Skill development training system and also in TVET management. He worked as consultant in IOM, ILO, UNWomen, ADB, SwissContact, CIDA and IMRO.
Former Head of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for TVET
Mr Majumdar has worked as a TVET expert for more than 25 years in various capacities. He was engaged in various development-oriented, research and capacity building projects and programmes in UNESCO Offices in Bangkok, Beijing and Cairo, GTZ and INWEnt (both now GIZ), the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank Institute, and the World Bank. He was also Director General of the Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education in Manila, the Philippines. Mr Majumdar has strong expertise in technical teacher training, ICT, total quality management, greening TVET, and qualifications frameworks and quality assurance in TVET.
Head in the Department of TVE, IUT, Gazipur
Professor Dr. Md. Abu Raihan, Head in the Department of Technical and Vocational Education (TVE), Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Gazipur, Bangladesh. Professor Raihan has awarded the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Technical Education in 2013 from Kongju National University (KNU), South Korea under the Korean Government Scholarship (KGS) from National Institution for International Education (NIIED); Master of Science in Technical Education (M.Sc.T.E.) in 2006 from the Department of TVE, IUT,Gazipur; Post-Graduate Diploma in Technical Education (P.G.D.T.E.) from the Department of TVE, IUT, Gazipur; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering: B.Sc.Engg.(Mechanical) in 2003 from the Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering (MPE), IUT, Gazipur; Higher Secondary Certificate (H.S.C.) in 1999 from N.S. Government College, Natore, and Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.) in 1996 from Natore Government Boys’ High School, Natore Bangladesh. Professor Raihan has been working as teacher of Technical Education in TVE Department of IUT since 2004 and he has published 70 international and national peer review journals, papers in the international and national conferences and he published a book titled “Effective Teaching Learning” in 2019. He is a fellow member of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), Dhaka and the member of Bangladesh Society of Mechanical Engineers (BSME).
Director of Advanced Intelligent Multidisciplinary Systems Lab at UIU
Prof. Mamun is the Founder and Director of Advanced Intelligent Multidisciplinary Systems Lab (AIMS Lab) at UIU, where his team actively performs research on the applications of 4IR technologies like, artificial intelligence, big data and internet of things in healthcare, disabilities, brain computer interface (BCI) and education. He has published more than 120 peer reviewed international journal and conference articles. He has invented and implemented a number of digital healthcare and rehabilitations service delivery model and mobile based solutions for developing countries. He also hold a number of patents. His research and innovation has also been featured in a number of local and international news outlets including New Scientist and BBC. His contribution in the innovation and sustainable development is recognized internationally and by the government of Bangladesh. Currently, Prof. Mamun is leading more 10 research project in his lab.
Visiting Consultant to Conquering Boundaries and ABIITS in Bangladesh
HB Dayaratne is an Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer by Profession with over 3 decades of experience as a Lecturer, Mentor, Coach, Trainer and Speaker.
Currently serving as a visiting consultant to Conquering Boundaries and ABIITS in Bangladesh. His prior engagements include Head of Operations & Graduate Studies at SEI Campus and Skills College of Technology, Seychelles Polytechnic, and IT Manager at Industrial Finance Limited (SL).
Research Fellow, IDEB IoT & Robotics Research Lab
Abdullah Al Araf has completed his Diploma in Engineering Degree in Department of Computer Technology from Dhaka Polytechnic Institute. Currently he is studying Bachelor of Computer Science & Engineering in Southeast University.
Besides his study he is working at IDEB IoT & Robotics research Lab as a research fellow. His research area is IoT based Agriculture technology. He developed a IoT tool namely is “Matir Pran” farmers friendly portable soil testing device. This tool capable to reduce soil testing time for farmers. Using this system farmers can get the proper guidelines to plant their crops. He received many National and International award such as Champion BASIS National ICT Award 2019. He got Best Innovation award at International Conference on NRB Engineers- CONE 2019, 1st runner-up award in international conference on robotics and signal Processing technic 2019 at AIUB, and Best research paper award in “4th International Conference on Vocational Student’s Innovation Project (ICVSIP2019)” at Chiang Mai, Thailand. He is the Certified Assessor in IT support occupation under BTEB.