Establishment of an Effective Bangladeshi Diaspora Network for Economic Transformation of Bangladesh (The DIASPORA Project)

Project Coordinator : Mr. Farooq Sobhan, President, BEI and Mr. Ifty Islam, Managing Partner, AT Capital.
Project Duration :  September, 2009- August, 2010
Development Partner : Department for International Development Bangladesh (DFID-B)

Status : Completed

Objective :

To identify the potential of the Bangladeshi Diaspora in the economic Transformation of Bangladesh through leveraging its Diaspora in terms of knowledge and skills transfers and improving its global commercial interface. The Project will also promote the establishment of an effective Diaspora Knowledge Network (DKN) of British Citizens of Bangladeshi origin and organizations and individuals in Bangladesh. A special effort will be made to involve young professionals in the financial, legal, academic sectors as well as those involved in community work and promoting innovative ideas, champions of reform and ‘change makers’ in this initiative.

For additional information please contact Ms. Lopa Rahman, Project Director, BEI (, Mr. Md. Rashedur Rahman, Senior Research Associate, BEI ( and Mr. Asif Ayub, Programme Manager, BEI ( and Ms. Farzana Hoque, AT Capital (