IFAD names new Country Director for Bangladesh

Diplomatic Correspondent

28 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

IFAD names new Country Director for Bangladesh

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has appointed Dr Arnoldus Hameleers, a Dutch national, as the Country Director for Bangladesh.

Hameleers holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Systems from the University of Glasgow, M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh and B.Sc. from the Tropical Agricultural College in the Netherlands.

“I am very excited to take the role of the Country Director of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a growing economy with significant investment opportunity in agriculture, climate change adaptation, and social inclusion,” says Hameleers, said a press release of IFAD on Tuesday.

I am assuming office at a time when the country is fighting the global COVID-19 pandemic and its implications on the people of Bangladesh. IFAD will continue to support rural poor by identifying the emerging food security needs and livelihood opportunities during the pandemic and complementing national endeavours to revitalize the rural economy, says Hameleers.