Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh and NGO Affairs Bureau granted master’s scholarship to 11 government and non-government officials for the year 2021.
The pre-orientation on ‘KOICA’s Master’s Scholarship Programme 2021 and knowledge sharing webinar’ was held on Thursday (July 29) via Zoom platform. The occasion was graced by Ms. Young-Ah Doh, Country Director, KOICA Bangladesh Office along with the scholarship awardees, master’s alumni and KOICA’s partner organizations.
KOICA Master’s alumni of 2019 from Ministry of Housing delivers his presentation on CAU masters’s program in Urban Development.
The event included introduction of KOICA’s Scholarship Programme to the participants in attendance to avail the opportunity of studying in Korea that is fully sponsored by KOICA.
It also comprised of two knowledge sharing sessions presented by master’s alumni of 2019, whereby their first-hand experience gathered in Korea were highlighted. KOICA’s Fellowship Programme essentially aims to enhance human resource capacity of Bangladesh’s institutions and in turn contribute to its socio-economic development to achieve its 2041 vision.
This year, KOICA is offering total 9 programmes in Korea’s renowned universities, namely, Ewha Womans University, Hallym University, KAIST, Kyungpook National University, Korea National University of Education, Korea University, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul National University and Yonsei University, under which the 11 Bangladeshi officials were selected following meeting the required eligibility criteria.
The candidates will study in gender, climate change, social economy, agriculture, finance, e-Governance and public management, SDGs, etc.
KOICA Master’s alumni of 2019 from Dhaka Medical College delivers her presentation on Yonsei University master’s program in Global Health Security.
Speaking on the occasion, KOICA’s Country Director said that more than 90 Bangladeshi government officials have been awarded Master’s degrees from Korea till date. She hoped the number increases in the coming years and the returnees are able to act as a bridge between Korea and Bangladesh to further strengthen its friendly ties.