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CRI coordinator Tonmoy becomes KASYP Fellow

Tonmoy Ahmed, a coordinator of the Bangladesh Awami League’s research wing Centre for Research and Information (CRI), has become the fellow of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP).

“The struggle of our great leader, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for an independent Bangladesh taught me how to connect with the people,” Tonmoy was quoted as saying.

Congratulating Tonmoy, Bangladesh Awami League's International Affairs Subcommittee Member Barrister Shah Ali Farhad wrote, "Five years back, I was the first from our party to attend this remarkable fellowship. After Nadia Choudhury and Seema Karim, now Tonmoy is the fourth fellow of KASYP from our party. We are lucky to be part of the extended KAS family."

German-based KASYP is a training programme for young political leaders in Asia.

It is designed to strengthen political parties in Asia and to develop a cadre of accountable and responsible young political leaders.

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Political Dialogue Asia introduced Tonmoy, after being selected for the 12th batch of the programme, through its facebook page.

Born and brought up in a small city called Palashbari, Gaibandha district of Bangladesh, Tonmoy was a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, the Facebook post reads.

According to the KASYP, over the course of this two-year programme, participants were given the opportunity to learn about the background necessary for the development of mature democracies of local political parties, internal dynamics and its impact on the welfare of their constituencies, exercise of leadership, electoral process and how these can contribute to good governance.

By enhancing the skills and competencies of political parties, the program helped create a cadre of political leaders that will make a difference within their political parties and in their respective countries as well, it said.

Source: United News of Bangladesh