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Professional Fellows Program: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka

April 23, 20220

CED is delighted to announce that Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), Brac University, has partnered with University of Oklahoma’s (OU) Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication to implement in Bangladesh the Professional Fellows Program – Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. We are acting as the in-country partner of OU, and are responsible for providing support to recruit and facilitate engagement of potential Bangladeshi participants in the program.

This flagship program is funded by the U.S. State Department’s Global Leaders Division, and seeks to recruit from Bangladesh mid-level emerging leaders in small or start-up business ventures, business administration, NGOs, business education, incubation hubs, community training programs or social entrepreneurship. Under the auspices of the program members of your organization who own small business ventures or start-ups are hereby invited to apply to the program by clicking on the link given below:

The link (given above) will enable the applicant to read the entire official program announcement, and then take him or her through the application process. The details on how to apply (i.e. application instructions) are also provided there.

We are requesting you to distribute this application link by email, and also by making the link available (and visible) on your website so that a maximum number of members/subscribers/network partners connected with your organization can be alerted about the program, and apply. Please highlight the following points when you disseminate the link:

  1. The application deadline is May 6, 2022
  2. Applicants must read the program announcement, and relevant instructions very thoroughly before applying. Incomplete, and incorrectly completed applications will be rejected!
  3. The program champions diversity, and encourages participation from women business leaders, entrepreneurs and start-ups outside Dhaka, and business owners representing diversity in race and religious denominations.
  4. Official CED contacts for the program and application support are:
    a) Shamim Haque, Program Coordinator (Bangladesh), Email:, Mobile: 01715934947
    b) Md Mofazzol Karim, Executive, Program Secretariat (Bangladesh), Email:, Mobile: 01753553313

You can email or call either of the above named contacts in-between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM any day of the week (including weekends) to discuss the program or ask questions concerning the application process.

Please apply to avail this wonderful opportunity.

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