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AIS Welcomes a New Bangladesh Chapter of AIS

Wednesday, May 8, 2013  

The information systems (IS) field is relatively young in Bangladesh and growing quickly. AIS leaders in the country proactively established an AIS chapter to address the needs of local IS academics and professionals. AIS Bangladesh will contribute to the application of IS towards national-regional-local development in Bangladesh, develop locally relevant course material. AISB plans to eventually run training courses for academicians, policymakers, researchers, donor agencies, NGO workers, and local government officials involved with IS operation/study.

The Bangladesh IS community initially decided to form an AIS chapter in November 2012. The AIS Executive Committee approved the formation of AISB in April 2013. Membership will be open to all AIS members in good standing who either live or work in Bangladesh, or who have a special relationship to Bangladesh IS researchers or IS research institutions.

The founding leaders of AISB include:

Dr. Md. Mahfuz Ashraf
University of Dhaka
Md. Rakibul Hoque
University of Dhaka
Mohammad Anisur Rahman
University of Dhaka

They are joined by Md. Abul Kashem, President-elect, University of Dhaka.

In addition to local meetings and seminars, events at AIS conferences, and local research networks, AISB plans to pursue the establishment of a Micro-Enterprise IS Business Incubator to assist aspiring entrepreneurs in rural areas establish and grow viable IS-related ventures.   Further, they are planning to arrange a National Conference on Information Systems for the first time in Bangladesh at the end of this year. This will be followed by a university case study competition.

If you have any questions about this chapter, please contact Mahfuz Ashraf.

For more information about AIS SIGs and Chapters, please visit the "Get Involved" page on the AIS website, or email the AIS Membership Development Director.  

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