|Sunday, 30 October 2011 10:21|
Bestway Group, established in 1997, is surging forward in its early life with a number of socio-economic development programs in Bangladesh. It is a promoter of better living standards by providing and satisfying six basic needs of human beings: food, clothing, habitat, education, health and entertainment. The Group has a plan to reach and serve a target of twenty million people of the country by 2030 by working in the areas like housing, tourism, agro, education, pharmaceuticals, energy, power, e-trade, cooperatives and so on. To achieve these objectives with quality and sustainability, research and development activities are essential and Bestway is well aware of it.
Bestway Institute for Research and Development (BIRD) is a Bangladesh Government approved advance research and development institution of the Group where the distinguished scientists, scholars and researchers from home and aboard are being engaged for conducting joint and collaborative research on emerging and innovative topics. It is also entrusted to organize and conduct seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops, training programs, etc. on issues related to the economic development of the country to provide a forum for interaction and exchange of views among the stake holders.
Strategic Sustainable Development Institute (SSDI), an institution based in Austin, Texas, USA is involved with educational and skill development programs for professionals facing ever changing global economic and technological challenges. Its’ international programs include policy analysis and assistance for reform, socio-economics (such as poverty alleviation, job creation, environment & health and safety & security), developmental planning & implementation, capacity building & skill development and technology transfer & training. Earlier it was attached with MARTECH INTERNATIONAL (MI) as MI-CSSD (Centre for Strategic and Sustainable Development), but now it is operating independently in a global environment. SSDI/MARTECH completed international development programs that were funded by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the United Nations.