Senior figures from the civil service in Bangladesh are
visiting the University of Wolverhampton to take part in a training
programme focused on delivering government reform.
The 20 civil servants are taking part in a six-week professional
development programme based at the Telford Campus.
The initiative, funded by the Department for International
Development (DFID) in the UK and the Government of Bangladesh, aims
to equip the participants with experience and knowledge to deliver
civil service reforms in their country.
The reforms they are presently concerned with relate to
improving the markets in perishable fruits, converting city waste
into energy, improving the working conditions of women handloom
weavers and improving community health provision in rural areas of
The current participants are the fifth Managing At The Top phase
2 (MATT 2) group to be hosted by the University’s Centre for
International Development and Training (CIDT).
Rachel Roland, Deputy Head of CIDT at the University, said: “We
are delighted to be hosting the MATT 2 participants for this
six-week programme of experience and reflection to help them plan
and deliver innovative reforms in Bangladesh.
“We hope to have an impact on the way the Government of the
Republic of Bangladesh develops and implements policies in the
years to come.”
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, attended the opening and
welcomed the group, who will be in the UK until 26 May 2012.
During the programme, the group will visit a variety of West
Midlands based businesses in pursuit of ideas for their reforms, as
well as local councils in Wolverhampton, Worcester and
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