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Bangladesh's Dr Mostafizur Rahman elected ICSD vice president

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 14th October, 2020 07:05:13 PM
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Bangladesh has entered into the executive council of International Consortium for Social Development- ICSD as United States-based Noble International University- faculty Dr Mostafizur Rahman elected vice president at the international body.

Australia-based ICSD declared the result on Wednesday evening (local time) after a long process of digital polls from members across the world.

A total of 121 professionals from multi-disciplines, including educators, practitioners, students, schools of social work, non-governmental organisations, cast votes on digital platform until October 10 for the executive council of ICSD.

Newly-elected ICSD President Prof Dr Manohar Pawar said the multi-disciplinary platform will contribute to social development across the globe fostering research and dialogue and sharing knowledge on social work education.

Vice president Mostafizur Rahman, incumbent digital media advisor of ICSD, mentioned this is an opportunity to represent Bangladesh in the global forum of ICSD executive council.

A total of 18 professionals contested for eight executive positions including President, Vice- President and six members.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Prof Dr. Roar Sundby led the Election Commission while USA-based social science expert Freddi Wilson and Indian development specialist Dr Paromita Roy is a member in the board

Regarding the organisation, ICSD President Monohor Power said the multi-disciplinary platform will contribute for establishing peace sharing knowledge on social science.

The consortium fosters collaboration among personnel of organisations such as the United Nations, World Bank, UNESCO, and UNICEF as well as among professional associations in the human services and institutions of higher learning.