Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogura

To pay homage and respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

To pay homage and respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahmanthe Mural Complex of Father of the Nation was established in RDA Premises. Internationally renowed Sculpture Artist Mr. Mrinal Haque is the designer of the Mural. H.E Khandker Mosharraf Hossain MP, Hon’ble Minister for Local Goverment Rural Development and Cooperatives inagurated the Mural Complex on 11 February 2017. After the liberation war, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman established the Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogura allocating Tk. 2.6 crore in the 1st five year plan of the newby independentBangladesh. Therefore, RDA is considered as one of the prime development land mark made by the Father of the Nation.

INTRODUCTION

Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogura was established on 19 June 1974 as a specialized national institution engaged in rural development related training, research and action research. It also provides advisory services and offers post graduate diploma. Since last four decades RDA has gained a strong reputation in rural development field and has provided an active link betweenits academic ventures and the application of research findings at a practical field. This has been viewed by the concerned experts and policy makers and reflected by achieving several national and international recognitions.

POLICY PROFILE

The Board of Governors (BoG) is the apex policy body of RDA represented from the policy makers, high-level administrators, academicians and development professionals of the country. The BoG determines policies, approves annual overall activities and endorses functional agenda of RDA.

MINISTRY

Rural Development & Cooperative Division VALUESSince 1974 RDA has grown in terms of both volume of operations and quality of overall performance backed by certain values upheld by its faculty and staff. These values are:Accountability: Accountability to stakeholders is currently exercised mostly through the Board of Governors, Annual Planning Conference and regular faculty council meetings.Innovativeness: RDA has a track record for innovation in the field of rural development.

VISION

RDA has an established track record as a leading institute for training, research, action research, and field implementation. In course of its past operations, RDA has attained more technical and social skills and expertise in rural development experiments. In this context, RDA wants to pursue the process of further operations to become a Centre of Excellence for Rural Development.

MISSIONRDA

Ministry of LGRD & Cooperatives is engaged to deliver sustainable rural development through innovation and practices. The academy contributes to:develop and disseminate models, technologies and approaches to address the rural development challenges;enhance capacity of rural development experts, practitioners, and change agents;promote climate change resilient development;reduce poverty; andpromote gender parity and women’s empowerment.

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Chairperson

Mr. Md Tajul Islam MP
Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of LGRD & Cooperatives

Vice-Chairperson

Mr. Swapan Bhattacharya MP
Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of LGRD & Cooperatives

Government Nominated Members

Mr. Md. Habibar Rahman, MP
Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Bogra-5

Mr. Md. Abdur Rahim
Secretary (Rtd.), Government of Bangladesh

Mr. Mihir Kanti Majumder
Secretary (Rtd.), Government of Bangladesh

Members

Sr. Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration
Sr. Secretary, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance
Sr. Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
Secretary, RDCD, Ministry of LGRD & Cooperatives
Secretary, Local Government Division,
Ministry of LGRD & Cooperatives
Vice-Chancellor, BAU, Mymensingh
Member, Planning Commission
Rector, BPATC, Savar Dhaka
Director General, BRDB
Director General, BARD, Comilla
Commissioner, Rajshahi Division
Director General and Registrar,
Department of Cooperatives
Director, IBS, Rajshahi University
Director General, NILG

Member Secretary

Director General, RDA, Bogura

MINISTRY

Rural Development & Cooperative Division
Ministry of LGRD & Cooperatives

VISION

RDA has an established track record as a leading institute for training, research, action research, and field implementation. In course of its past operations, RDA has attained more technical and social skills and expertise in rural development experiments. In this context, RDA wants to pursue the process of further operations to become a Centre of Excellence for Rural Development.

MISSION

RDA is engaged to deliver sustainable rural development through innovation and practices. The academy contributes to: develop and disseminate models, technologies and approaches to address the rural development challenges; enhance capacity of rural development experts, practitioners, and change agents; promote climate change resilient development; reduce poverty; and promote gender parity and women’s empowerment.

VALUES

Since 1974 RDA has grown in terms of both volume of operations and quality of overall performance backed by certain values upheld by its faculty and staff. These values are: Accountability: Accountability to stakeholders is currently exercised mostly through the Board of Governors, Annual Planning Conference and regular faculty council meetings. Innovativeness: RDA has a track record for innovation in the field of rural development. Team spirit: Team spirit of RDA is evident through it’s team work and participation on technology development, informal sharing and support on and off the job.

RDA CENTRES

RDA has established seven research centres having approval of the Board of Governors of RDA. The main purpose of these Centre is to sustain the previous development initiatives and create opportunities for wider dissemination of green technologies/models developed by RDA.

  1. Centre for Irrigation and Water Management (CIWM)
  2. Chars Development Research Centre (CDRC)
  3. Seed and Biotechnology Centre (SBC)
  4. Cattle Research and Development Centre (CRDC)
  5. Renewable Energy Research Centre (RERC)
  6. Community Development Centre (CDC)
  7. Palli Pathshala Research Centre (PPRC)

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

Despite its reputation for green innovations and project implementation, many RDA developed models and innovations have already been extended in wider community. To achieve it’s vision RDA has six strategic goals.