About the Center

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The KRF Center for Bangladesh and Global Affairs (CBGA) is a non-profit, non-political, non-government and knowledge-driven initiative. It is an initiative of the Knowledge and Resources Foundation (KRF), Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Foundation, headed by its President, Delwar Hossain, established the KRF Center for Bangladesh and Global Affairs (CBGA), as a specialized Center dedicated to supporting, promoting and building international relations of Bangladesh. The Center engages study, generate evidence, and promote research on multidisciplinary and multidimensional issues influencing Bangladesh in its policy and knowledge domains, particularly in the areas of security, diplomacy, foreign policy and international relations.

The journey of CBGA began as a Study Circle in June 2019. Under the auspices of a small group of faculty members of Dhaka University and former students of International Relations and related disciplines led by Professor Dr. Delwar Hossain started a study circle on debating and discussing the multifarious issues of global affairs and foreign policy of Bangladesh. They continued to organize debate and discussions and contributed papers in the media. Subsequently, the KRF institutionalized the process and established a specialized Center on 1 January 2022. The CBGA exclusively focuses on research and analysis, seminars, training, publications, survey, and related activities on Bangladesh and global affairs to increase the knowledge, awareness, and salience of foreign policy issues with relevant stakeholders and the interested individuals and community.

The Center is dedicated to support, promote and build international relations of Bangladesh. The Center engages study, generate evidence, and promote research on multidisciplinary and multidimensional issues influencing Bangladesh in its policy strategies and knowledge domains particularly in the areas of security, diplomacy, foreign policy and international relations. CBGA’s purpose is to define the future of national security. The center is guided by a set of values that guides to act and behave—independent thought, innovative thinking, cross-disciplinary scholarship, integrity and professionalism, and knowledge development. CBGA’s values work in concert toward the goal of making real-world impact. The center’s scholars bring their policy expertise, and robust networks to their research, analysis, and policy recommendations.