Governance apprenticeship

“YPF Governance Apprenticeship” is our flagship program, designed to create a platform for symbiotic exchange of knowledge between the youth and incumbent policymakers or policy advocates. A team of young researchers will be recruited from YPF’s expansive policy networks and appointed as apprentices for a business community leader, politician, member of parliament, civil servant, or bureaucrat. 

Each member will be selected according to the agenda of their respective mentor, specializing in the same field of study as their respective parliamentary committee or field of choice. They will provide day-to-day policy support for their respective mentors, catering to their agendas. This agenda can be personal or institutional depending on the mentor’s preference. 

Currently we have 48 youths from different parts of the nation working under this apprenticeship program.

CURRENT MENTORS AND THEIR TEAMS:

Mr. Ahasanul Islam Titu is an MBA graduate from Pittsburgh State University. He is an Awami League Member of Parliament from Tangail-6. He has served as the Vice President of Bangladesh Insurance Association, Founding President of Dhaka Stock Exchange Brokers Association of Bangladesh, and the President of Dhaka Stock Exchange. He is a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. His YPFGA team is developing policies for the private sector, healthcare sector, and constituency development
Team Members Focal Agenda
Education Project Marjuk Ahmad
Sanjana Hoque Mifta
Sazzadur Rahman Rafi
Gazi Mueedur Rahman
Dr. Md. Samiul Huda
Sadia Karim
Ihsanul Mukut
Marjuk Ahmed
Sanjana Hoque Mifta
1 – Private Sector Policies
2 – Healthcare Policies (BMDC Act, etc.)



Ishraque Hossain is a rising-star politician of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. He contested the Mayoral elections for Dhaka South City Corporation. As an icon of the youth, he is collaborating with his dynamic YPFGA apprentices to conduct research on policies to improve and modernize urban planning.
Team Members Focal Agenda
Dhaka City Environment Work Oishee Eerada Maudud
Asif Khan
Golam Mostofa Shuvo
Shafkath Nur
Farabi Mahmud
Oishee Eerada Maudud

M A Mannan is the incumbent Minister of Planning. He is a veteran civil servant, having served as the State Minister of Finance, Director General of the Prime Minister’s Office, Director General of the NGO Bureau, Joint Secretary of the Home Ministry and the DC of Kishoregonj District. At YPFGA, his team is working on developing policies for improving public procurement, addressing cost overrun, and more.

TeamMembersFocalAgenda
Planning Ministry ProjectSumaiya Tasnim Rosama
Shamayla Mahbub
Zaheer Abbas
Chowdhury Albab Kadir Abir
Syed Tanzil Ahmed
Aamer Mostaque Ahmed
Shegufta Armin Ahsan
Sumaiya Tasnim Rosama
Shamayla Mahbub
1 – Improving Public Procurement 2 – Cost Overrun
Mokabbir Khan is an eminent politician who hails from Sylhet. A member of Gano Forum, He is a sitting Member of Parliament from Sylhet-2. Commanding immense respect in Sylhet, he is working with his YPFGA Apprentices on the ground to conduct research on policies that would help develop his constituency.
Team Members Focal Agenda
Parliament Prodyut Paul
Mahia Rahman
Rifat Reza
Azizun Nahar Lima
Enam Ahmed Shuvo
Prodyut Paul
Mahia Rahman
Nahim Razzaq is the incumbent Member of Parliament from Shariatpur-3. He is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, and has previously served in the Standing Committees on Youth and Sports, and Disaster Management and Relief. As the Founding Convener of Young Bangla, he is a staunch advocate for Youth Engagement. His YPFGA team is working on Rohingya Advocacy, Environmental Policy, anti-Gender Based Violence, and Foreign Policy.
Team Members Focal Agenda
Parliament Faiaze Kabir
Shah Minhaz Noor Chowdhury
Zahidul Hassan Sajid
Hasnat Kalam Shuhan
Nazwa Tahsin
Shoaib Mahmudul Haque
Fahrisa Islam
Ahmad Tousif Jami
Foreign Policy Network
Faiaze Kabir

Shah Minhaz Noor Chowdhury
1 – Environmental Policy
2 – Rohingya Advocacy
3 – Anti GBV campaign
4 – Foreign Policy

M Nawshad Zamir (Barrister Lincoln’s Inn 1999 and Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh 1996), is the International Affairs Secretary at BNP. He has worked as legal adviser to commercial entities and banks (including Islamic banks), insurance companies, IT firms, telecom companies, shipping companies. He acted as a Specialist Contract Adviser to the Infrastructure Investment Facilitation Company(IIFC). In addition to his court practice, Nawshad regularly conducts international arbitration. He has worked for the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a lawyer on power projects, aircraft financing and shipbuilding contracts. He was a consultant to the Harvard University’s Islamic Finance Information Program. Nawshad’s experience includes consulting work in the judicial reforms, court administration and case management. He is also a contributor to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law.

TeamMembersFocalAgenda
Parliament
  1. Nowshin Noor
  2. Tauhidul Fuad
  3. Muqtadir Elahi Ishmam
  4. Sardar Omar 
  5. Ayman Hoque
  6. Syed Mostofa Moosa
  7. Samaya Anjum

GM Shuvo

Nowshin noor

Sardar Omar

 

Saber Hossain Chowdhury is a veteran politician. He is the incumbent Member of Parliament from Dhaka-9. He served as the 28th President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the first Bangladeshi to hold this post. He was also the Organizing Secretary of the Awami League. As the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment, Forests & Climate change – his apprentices from YPFGA are conducting focused research on environmental policies such as Renewable Energy, Urban Biodiversity, and more. He also has a YPFGA team working on Budget Overrun.

Team Members Focal Agenda
Environment Nowsheen Noor
Juneyna Francis Kabir
Tania Islam
Nazwa Tahsin
Ajmain Nakib
Fahim Mahmud
Maisha Bint
Lamia Mohsin
Nishat Tasnim Anika
Shoaib Mahmudul Haque
Nowsheen Noor
Juneyna Francis Kabir
1 – Urban Biodiversity
2 – Alternative Energy Options for Bangladesh
3 – Climate Refugees, Migration due to Climate Emergency
Budget Overrun Aamer Mostaque Ahmed
KM Najib Hayder
Dr Pritom Das
Asif Khan
Abrar Ahammed Bhuiyan
Sakif Al Ehsan
Shahriar Ahmed
Ahmad Tousif Jami
Aamer Mostaque Ahmed Cost Overrun

Barrister Farhad has been a well known political analyst and an important addition to the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s think tank. Mr. Farhad has in-depth understanding of policymaking and experience of serving CRI in several capacities, including as a senior analyst and political analyst.
Barrister Farhad brings with him the experience of serving the Prime Minister of Bangladesh as a Special Assistant in various matters of policy concern. Barrister Farhad is currently serving at the Executive Member of International Affairs Committee, Bangladesh Awami League.

Team Members Focal Agenda
Policy Analysis Zaheer Abbas
Faiaze Kabir
Shaharin Priya Shaon
Hasnat Suhan
Zaheer Abbas  
Barrister Shameem is now the Presidium member, and Additional Secreatry General of the Jatiya Party and a Member of Parliamemt (MP) from Gaibandha-1. Apart from his political role, he is the head of the chamber of Patwary Jurist and Associates. He serves as the Chairman of DIU and ten other vocational and charitable educational institutes across the country. His YPFGA team is conducting research on Judiciary Reform, Discrimination in Resource Allocation, and GBV.
Team Members Focal Agenda
Parliament Sanjana Hoque Mifta
S.M Abrar Rashid
Marjuk Ahmad
Nusrat Hayat Khan
Zarin Fariha
Law & Justice Network
S.M Abrar Rashid
Zarin Fariha
1 – Judiciary Reform
2 – Discrimination on the basis of Pakka road in 492 upazillas.
Tabith Awal is a Central Committee Member of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and was the Mayoral Candidate of the Dhaka North City Corporation Election 2020. His political manifesto focused on combating mosquito menace, traffic congestion and pollution, improving public transport and waste management. His GA team is working on the critical loopholes existing in the current education system of Bangladesh and recommending solutions on how the young minds of this country can be more engaged for their individual and economic progression.
Team Members Focal Agenda
Education Project Kazi Ashfaqul Huq
Subeh Tarek
Shanjida Hossain
Sarder Omar F A Hossain
Aaqib Md. Shatil
Afsanul Radhmeer
Kazi Ashfaqul Huq
Shanjida Hossain
1 – Disconnect between Tertiary Education & Employment
2- Primary Education
3 – Vocational Training for Madrasa Students


Waseqa Ayesha Khan is a sitting Member of Parliament. She is currently serving as the Finance and Planning Secretary of the Bangladesh Awami League. An eminent politician, she was elected to represent women parliamentarians from Asia-Pacific at the Inter-Parliamentary Union in 2015. She is active in the Parliamentary Standing Committees on Public Accounts, Estimates, and the Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights. Her YPFGA team is working on introducing “Result Orientation” to parliament, Economic Policy, and anti-GBV policy.
Team Members Focal Agenda
Parliament Shamyala Mahbub
Shegufta Armin Ahsan
Gazi Mueedur Rahman
Nabila Kauser
Rayana Jahra
Mastura Tasnim
Aurin Nova Hasan
Nawed Nafees
Ashiqul Sourov
Subah Binte Ahsan
Shamayla Mahbub
Shegufta Armin Ahsan
1 – Economic Policy
2 – Result Orientation for Parliament
3 – Anti GBV Campaign
Zonayed Saki is a politician, a Firebrand who’s voice is known throughout the nation. He is the Chief Coordinator of Ganosamhati Andolon Bangladesh. He was a candidate for the 1st mayoral election of Dhaka North City Corporation. As an advocate for Democracy, he is working with his YPFGA apprentices to conduct research on Democratic Institutions, Gender Based Violence, and more.
Team Members Focal Agenda
Parliament Shah Minhaz Noor Chowdhury
Juneyna Francis Kabir
Adhara Ayndrila
Musarrat Rafa
Dr Pritom Das
Shah Minhaz Noor Chowdhury
Juneyna Francis Kabir
1 – Democracy
2 – Conflict between institutions
3 – Anti GBV Campaign
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