WBO Mission & Vision
Greetings ! World Bangladesh Organization (WBO) feels that your experience in working with the Bangladeshi Diaspora community as well as your knowledge of the Diaspora issues, plus your knowledge of Bangladesh social and the economic situation would be a tremendous asset to our success. We are pleased to invite you to become a member of the WBO.
As one of the salient world organization of Bangladeshi Diaspora, being a member provides you with a stellar opportunity to continue to shape the unity and welfare of the Diaspora. The WBO is expanding its organizational structure to serve the global Bangladeshi communities. A person with your experience and insight would be the perfect person to shape the future of WBO.
Operating since 2012, The All European Bangladesh Association (AEBA) had hosted the 1st Bangladesh Global Summit in Kuala Lumpur on the 19th and the 20th of November in 2016. Diaspora professionals, scientists, engineers, physicians, academicians, people in business, activists, attorneys, community activists, government officials, executive directors of FBBCI, BGMEA, and journalists from Asia, America, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, South America, New Zealand, Europe and the Middle East attended this one of a kind Bangladeshi Summit. The two-day summit presented papers and keynote speeches by a great deal of renown experts in the areas of: (i) branding Bangladesh, (ii) overseas expatriation, safe migration and employment, (iii) outstanding performances of Bangladeshi expatriates in the strategic sectors of agriculture, civil engineering, information technology, public administration, finance, education, science, health and social care, sports & youths in the service of the community in Bangladesh, (iv) promotion and development of the touristic potential of Bangladesh; contribution of the Bangladeshi expatriates community to the strategic facilities in transports, logistics, and services; preserving culture heritage, arts, language, traditions in Bangladesh and aboard.
The top and most influential journalists Mr. Abed Khan, Mr. Saiful Alam, Mr. Shaymol Dutta, Mr. Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul, Mr. Naem Nizam, Mr, Sabir Mustafa, Mr. Peer Habibur Rahman, Mr. Mostofa Feroz & Mr. Mahmud Hafiz participated and gave speeches at the Summit. These journalists had pledged to inform and be vocal in their news media to influence government for resolving diaspora issues such as work permit, visa, airport hassles, transport of dead body at free of cost, security, investment and asset protection of diaspora in Bangladesh. H.E. Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Bin Abdul Aziz, the minister of tourism and culture, Malaysia, was the chief guest and H.E. Md. Shahidul Islam, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Malaysia, was a special guest at the 1st Bangladesh Global Summit. The President of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Mr. Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin), the Former President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Mr. Atiqul Islam and the Professor of Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka Dr. Syed Ferhat Anwar have made their very vital role at the Kuala Lumpur Summit.
The idea of a global Diaspora platform was brewing for past several years within the Diaspora communities in Europe, America, Australia, Middle East and everywhere. Finally, delegates who attended the 1st Bangladesh Global Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 19th and 20thof November 2016, agreed to form the ‘platform’, which is now called the World Bangladesh Organization. The WBO’s mission is: (i) to serve the diaspora across the globe, (ii) to unite successful Bangladeshi-origin under one global platform to share ideas, leverage knowledge, connect with each other, create new ventures, create awareness of Diaspora issues, and (iii) to bridge the gap between Diasporas and Bangladesh government so that Bangladesh can take advantages of her Diaspora’s knowledge and expertise for economic, social and cultural development of Bangladesh as well as Diaspora get the opportunity to communicate and dialog with government officials in policy level to resolve Diaspora related issues. All Diaspora professionals, scientists, academicians, people in business, attorneys, journalists, government officials, trade organizations and community activists will unite and work together for the betterment of our beloved Bangladesh regardless of individual ideology or political affiliation is the vision of the WBO.
More than 10 million Diasporas are living across the globe. The remittance from the Diaspora is approximately 7% of GDP of Bangladesh. Aside from sending hefty remittance, each Diaspora is a ‘Brand Ambassador’ aboard for our homeland. Diaspora Bangladeshis in the Middle East, Europe, Australia, America, Canada, and elsewhere are creating a good reputation for Bangladesh with their hard-work, honesty, and ingenuity. From NASA to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), from the restaurant business in London to local small business in Jackson Heights, New York, to perfume business in the UAE, or the real estate business in Paris; Diaspora Bangladeshis are making significant progress in their personal and professional lives. We have several Diaspora active parliamentarians in the United Kingdom.
Imagine all the successful and talented Bangladeshi Diaspora is united and unified, under one global umbrella platform, to work shoulder-to-shoulder and hand-in-hand for the betterment for our motherland.
Thank you for taking the time to read our Mission & Vision and to consider being a member of the World Bangladesh Organization (WBO).