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8 th  Global RCE Conference. Knowledge Based Area Development (KBAD)- A Step Towards Community Self-Reliance for Sustainable Development. Professor M Alimullah Miyan, PhD Chairperson, RCE Greater Dhaka Bangladesh

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8 th global rce conference
8th Global RCE Conference

Knowledge Based Area Development (KBAD)- A Step

Towards Community Self-Reliance


Sustainable Development

Professor M Alimullah Miyan, PhD

Chairperson, RCE Greater Dhaka


Founder and Vice-Chancellor IUBAT—International University of Business Agriculture and Technology

26 to 29 November 2013 Nairobi, Kenya

Premise of kbad
Premise of KBAD

  • Endowed with People

  • Limited Natural Resources and Financial Capital

  • Developing People into Human Capital

  • Route to Creating Human Capital

    • Education

    • Skill Development

  • Attaining enhanced social mobility

  • Individual achievement benefits community


  • Providing access to education to attain enhanced social mobility and sustainability

  • Creating graduates from every village as a role model

  • Promote sustainable knowledge and skills


  • Educated & skilled individuals will pull-up

    • Family, neighbors & village community through access to knowledge for sustainable socio-economic development

    • Individual success will have demonstrative effect and motivate other young people

      • Foundation of a Knowledge Based Society for Prosperity, Social Mobility and Sustainability

Education bank
Education Bank

  • Facilities for access of middle class and poor to market oriented higher education for social mobility on SD

  • Conduit to finance individuals on easy terms but on a repayable basis

  • Finance

    • Students

    • Teachers for higher training

    • Educational institutions

Kbad and esd at iubat

  • Vision

    • One professional graduate from each village as a step toward community self reliance & dissemination of knowledge and skills on sustainable development

    • Standing policy not to deny access to education to any qualified & motivated candidate under different financing schemes

Mandatory esd for all under kbad
Mandatory ESD for All under KBAD

  • Course includes environmental sustainability, ecosystem services, Climate Change & Adaptation

  • Basic Needs, Resources: availability & limitations

  • Sustainable use-practice of natural resources:

    • Energy, Air, Water, Minerals, Soil and Biodiversity etc.

    • 3R’s: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle practiced throughout campus life

    • Traditional Practices and Wisdoms, Ethnic Culture

    • Organic farming

Mandatory esd for all under kbad1
Mandatory ESD for All under KBAD

  • Knowledge-based Society for learning Ethics, Moral Justice & Respect

  • Grooming up as Skilled Human Resource for National and International Job Markets

  • Industrial Safety, Compliance & Auditing

  • Educational Motivation throughout Bangladesh


  • Establishment of IMCSL as a prelude to Education Bank

  • Establishment of Financial Assistance Fund (FAF)

  • Establishment of University Education Extension Unit (UEEU) to Outreach KBAD

  • 12,000 students covering entire Bangladesh

Regional implication
Regional Implication

  • 1.7 billion people in South Asia

  • KBAD Covers all regions of Bangladesh

  • Ideas shared different countries

    • Kochi, Kerala, India – 2006

    • Kannur University, India - 2011

    • Islamabad, Pakistan, 2012

    • Nepal, 2013

  • Potential for Expansion in the Region


  • Socially Challenged can be Self-Reliant on a Sustainable Basis through H.E.

  • Social Mobility and Equity are Achievable

  • Integrated Efforts Required

  • Mainstreaming ESD in Curriculum

  • Financial Resources is a Barrier at Institutional Level

  • Motivation and Poverty are main Barriers to Extension and wide Replication at Individual Level