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Bangabandhu Chair


Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand



In 2018, the "Bangabandhu Chair" Professor and Doctoral Research has been endowed to the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in honour of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.


Growth   Aspiration   

"In 2015 Bangladesh leaving behind the status of a least developed country crossed the bar and entered into the Lower Middle-Income Country group. The country aspires to achieve the developed country status by 2041. "


Sustainable Energy Sector 

"It is undeniable that fundamental need is to make the energy sector sustainable, secure and disaster resilient as it holds the lifeline of economic and social growth within planetary boundaries. One intrinsic challenge of energy for development in the context of Bangladesh is how to meet the increasing demand for energy services and under what fuel mix. "


Climate Change  & Disaster

"Recurrent and cascades of natural disasters and climate change induced challenges that threat Bangladesh make the developmental challenges complex . Never before geographically fragmented world had to think of managing a global common asset like climate system."


Message from the Foreign Minister Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

"I am very delighted to learn that the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand is going to publish a Bangabandhu Chair Special Issue of International Energy Journal titled “Energy, Disaster, Climate Change: Sustainability and Just Transitions in Bangladesh” dedicated exclusively to the Sustainable Energy Development discourse of Bangladesh...."

-Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, MP

Knowledge & Capacity Building


MoU Between ULAB & AIT

"AIT signed MoU with University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)"

International Energy Journal

Bangabandhu Chair Special Issue Journals, Vol 1 & 2

"Energy, Disaster, Climate Change: Sustainability and Just Transitions in Bangladesh"

Jahangirnagar University

Academic Partnership

"Journey started from the Invited First Commemorative Lecture in 2019 organized by Institute of Remote Sensing & GIS, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka"

To Quote
Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

“I do not say anything to intellectuals. I respect them. I would only say this to them that, please use your intellects for the welfare of the people. I do not say anything more than this”

(The last public address at Suhrawardy Uddan, 26 March 1975)


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