It a matter of immense pleasure to inform you that BUFT Centre for CSR and Sustainability (BCCS) has taken another notable initiative for the development of the RMG and Textile sector of Bangladesh through introducing a new training course and also train-up the RMG and Textile professionals on this new topic.
The training course was titled “An introduction to Inclusive Business”. The training took place on September 26, 2018 at BUFT main campus, Nishatnagar, Turag, Dhaka. This was the first of a series of training. The training was delivered by BUFT faculty members, researchers and Inclusive Business (IB) trainers, Mr. ATM Adnan & Mr. Rayed Barkat. The training was moderated by Mr. Mallick Rakibul Hasan, Business Development Manager, BCCS and Assistant Professor, BUFT.
Certificates were distribute among the participants by Prof. Dr. Nizamuddin Ahmed, Vice Chancellor, BUFT and Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor, BUFT at the end of the program.
The closing ceremony of NICHE BGD/199 Project: CSR, SRHR and Innovative Leadership in the RMG Sector of Bangladesh held on 12 July, 2018 at BUFT Main Campus.
During the ceremony Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique, Founder Chairman, BoT, BUFT,  Prof. Dr. Nizamuddin Ahmed, Vice Chancellor, BUFT, Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor, BUFT,  Mr. Herman Snelder, Managing Director, MDF Training and Consultancy, Ms. Ineke Ann Pitts, Director (South Asia), MDF Training and Consultancy  gave their valuable speeches.
Deans of the faculties, heads of the departments, higher officials of BUFT, BUFT NICHE team faculty members, RMG representatives, CSR Bangladesh representative were also present at the occasion.
Certificates were distributed among the trainees of the 3rd BCCS training on “Leadership for Sustainability” at the end of the program. The training was held on the same date and it was conducted by Ms. Ineke Ann Pitts.

The training title was “CSR and the Dutch Covenant on Sustainable Garment and Textile” and it was delivered on February 19, 2018 at BUFT main campus, Nishatnagar, Turag, Dhaka. This was the second of a series of training. The training was conducted by Prof. Dr. Ir. Andre Nijhof, Nyenrode Business University, The Kingdom of Netherlands and was moderated by Mr. Mallick Rakibul Hasan, Business Development Manager, BCCS and Assistant Professor, BUFT.

Twenty Six (26) participants attended the training from different RMG and Textile factories. The certificates were distribute among the participants by the Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, BUFT and Prof. Dr. Ir. Andre Nijhof at the end of the program.

The first professional training course of BUFT Centre for CSR and Sustainability (BCCS) was successfully delivered to the Dutch buyer suppliers on December 4, 2017 at BUFT main campus, Nishatnagar, Turag, Dhaka.

The event was graced by Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique, Founder Chairman, Board of Trustees, BUFT and Chief Patron, BCCS. The training title was “CSR and the Dutch Covenant on Sustainable Garment and Textile”. This was the first of a series of training and the next training will be offered in February 2018. The training was conducted by Mr. Michiel van Yperen, Transition Manager, CSR Netherlands and Mr. Sander van’t Foort, Faculty, Ede Christian University of Applied Sciences & Researcher, Nyenrode Business University, The Kingdom of Netherlands and was moderated by Mr. Mallick Rakibul Hasan, Business Development Manager, BCCS and Assistant Professor, BUFT. Thirty Three (33) trainees attended the training program from 17 Dutch buyer suppliers and certificates were distributed among the participants at the end of the program.

An intensive workshop on ”Research Methodology & Techniques” was organized for the faculty members of BUFT NICHE Team on June 05, 2017. It was a initiative of NICHE (Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education) project. Professor Dr. Andre Nijhof from Nyenrode Business University conducted the four hours workshop focused on qualitative research. Twelve researchers of NICHE Team participated in this workshop.

An intensive day long training on ”CSR and Sustainability of the RMG Sector of Bangladesh” was organized for the faculty members of BUFT on May 21, 2017. It was a part of BUFT Faculty Development Program initiated by NICHE (Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education) project. NICHE Team CSR and Sustainability expert Mr.  Faisal Bin Alam, Assistant Professor and Business Development Manager of BUFT and Mr. Sander van’t Foort, Dutch Legal expert jointly conducted the 3-module training sessions. Faculties from all departments participated in the training.

A focus group discussion on BCIE initiatives took place at BUFT Conference room on 12th July, 2017 with the professional alumni representatives of BIFT. It was a round table discussion to catch professionals feedback on the proposed service offerings of BCIE. The session was highly interactive to reveal the real time market demand. The participants thanked BCIE for such an opinion sharing initiative and expressed their full commitment to support BCIE from all ends.

Pro-Vice Chancellor of BUFT, Prof. Dr. Engr. Ayub Nabi Khan presented the welcome address and Assistant Professor & Business Development Manager, Mr. Faisal Bin Alam conducted the session.

On the 7th of August, 2017 Engr. Faisal Bin Alam had an impressive meeting with Mr. Kutubuddin Ahmed, Founder and Chairman of Envoy Group (who is also one of the members of Board of Trustees, BUFT) to explore further opportunities of cooperation and the core meeting outcomes are as follows:

# Factory Information Access for BUFT Researchers:
He assured that BUFT researchers will get all forms of required cooperation in terms of factory access, data collection, case study, interview etc to Envoy Textiles Limited (ETL) which is a Leed Platinum Certified Denim industry of Bangladesh. Even he encouraged that all faculty members of BUFT can visit ETL in turns through a coordination system.
Hopefully NICHE Team will initiate through visiting ETL on the 4th week of this month.

# Internship and Project Opportunities for BUFT Students:
BUFT students will get internship & project opportunities more often than present if we can share our academic program well ahead with them to facilitate their schedule for internships. So hopefully it’ll be more prominent in future.

# Support towards BCIE:
BUFT will also have the privilege to have exchange of knowledge with ETL intellectuals, use ETL auditorium for conducting seminars, workshops, training at factory level if necessary.

That shows the generosity of this renowned entrepreneur. Let us make the best use of these opportunities wisely.

BUFT Centre for Innovation & Excellence (BCIE) is now renamed as BUFT Centre for CSR and Sustainability (BCCS)