DU, USFS ink deal

Capacity building for natural resource management

DU CORRESPONDENT | Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Dhaka University (DU) and United States Forest Service (USFS) on Tuesday signed a collaborative agreement to enhance the capacity for natural resource management in Bangladesh.
DU Treasurer Prof. Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed and Project Leader of Compass Program of USFS Dr. Abu Mostafa Kamal Uddin signed the agreement on behalf of their respective institutions.
Dean of Faculty of Biological Sciences Prof. Dr. Mihir Lal Saha, Chairperson of Botany Department Prof. Dr. Shamim Shamsi, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Zashim Uddin and Registrar Probir Kumar Sarker were also present at the signing ceremony.
Under the agreement, Compass Program of USFS and Plant Taxonomy, Ethnobotany-Herbal Medicines and Conservation Biology Laboratory of DU Botany Department will conduct joint research and organize conferences, seminars, webinars and fellowship programs.
Besides, USFS will provide training in new technologies, techniques, methods and concepts for DU young teachers, researchers and students. The two institutions will work jointly to publish research findings, articles and books.

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