SANEM Celebrated Its 10 Years Anniversary on January 14, 2017

South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM), a leading research organization and think tank of South Asia based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, celebrated its 10 years’ anniversary on January 14, 2017. The organization started its glorious journey on January 1, 2007. SANEM celebrated this grand occasion with daylong events which started with Pitha Utshab in the morning and ended with a grand dinner. A cultural event took place after lunch in the SANEM premises, conducted by the Economic Study Centre (ESC), University of Dhaka. Well-wishers from different research organizations joined SANEM on its grand celebration, including Dr. Mustafa K. Mujeri, the Executive Director of Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM), Prof. Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director of Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dr. Sajjad Zohir, Executive Director of Economic Research Group (ERG), Dr. Kazi Ali Toufique, Research Director of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dr. Mirza M. Hassan, Adjunct Fellow of BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Dr. Minhaj Mahmud, Senior Research Fellow of BIDS, Dr. Kazi Iqbal, ,Research Fellow of BIDS, and Ms. Thérèse Blanchet, Social Anthropologist of Drishti Research Center.

Many distinguished guests from different national and international organizations attended the event. Dr. Pradyumna Raj Pandey, Senior Program Specialist of SAARC Agriculture Centre, Mr. Fakrul Ahsan, Project Manager, SSIP Project of UNDP- Bangladesh, Dr. Syed Humayun Kabir, Director General of SARSO Secretariat, Mr. Indu Bikram Joshi, Director of SARSO Secretariat, and Mr. Tashi Wangchuk, Deputy Director of SARSO Secretariat expressed their pleasure in participating in the celebration.

Mr. Ali Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI), Mr. Shaquib Quoreshi, Secretary of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) Mr. Mohammed Yousuf, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Finance and many other notable guests from different business organizations and government officials were present to convey their well wishes for SANEM.

On this occasion, eminent faculties from different universities participated in the celebration. Prof. Abu Eusuf, Chairperson, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Prof. Taiabur Rahman and Prof. Kazi Maruful Islam from Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Dr. Farzana Munshi, Associate Professor of Department of Economics and Social Sciences, BRAC University, Muhammad Shahadat Hossain Siddiquee, Associate Professor of Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, and many other faculties from East West University, South East University, North South University and University of Dhaka graced the event with their presence.