Human Resource Development: Maritime Education and Training in Bangladesh: A Socioeconomic approach for an explorative research

This book addresses the role of Maritime Education and Training (MET) in Human Resource Development (HRD) in Bangladesh. It looks at the reasons behind underdeveloped MET and sluggish growth of MET structures in Bangladesh during last few decades. It shows how Bangladesh can benefit from MET development in light with the recent shortfall of maritime officers in global fleet.

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About The Author

Ahamedul Karim Chowdhury

Ahamedul Karim Chowdhury obtained Master in Social Science from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, Master in Shipping and Transport with distinction 'cum laude' from the Netherlands Maritime University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has been working in Chittagong Port Authority since 1997 and presently he is responsible for landside cargo operations management, intermodal operations and container handling activities there. He began his career in 1992 with OOCL, an International Shipping Line and worked there for five years in mid-level management position.
He has also successfully completed a group training course titled "Container Terminal Development" in Yokohama, Japan in 20022003 arranged by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and obtained Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) with distinction in "Port, Shipping and Transport Management" from International Maritime Transport Academy (IMTA), Rotterdam in 2005-2006. He studied and participated in different courses and training programs in Japan, The Netherlands, South Korea and Vietnam. His research focus is on issues related with port, shipping, logistics, transport, maritime cluster and international trade.

It reviews current scenarios of MET in Bangladesh, India and Vietnam with a brief comparative analysis. It includes a quantitative and qualitative analysis along with specific recommendations based on a perception survey conducted among the mariners ashore, port professionals, educationist, shipping and logistics professionals, lawyers and students. It also provides invaluable suggestions for MET development Bangladesh. This book is intended to be a companion to politicians, policy makers, entrepreneurs, professors, researchers, seafarers and students having interest in maritime education and training, human resource development, transport chain and development of maritime cluster.


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