Iftekharuzzaman of TIB gets WB award
Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Dr Iftekharuzzaman has been awarded the first Global Partnership for Social Accountability Award of the World Bank for his outstanding contributions to transparency and good governance in Bangladesh, said a TIB press release yesterday.
Five more individuals representing government and civil society organisations from different regions around the world including East Asia and Pacific were awarded for their leadership roles in eradicating poverty. There was also one special lifetime achievement award winner.
Under Iftekharuzzaman's leadership, TIB has established a countrywide network of over 6,500 anti-corruption platforms of volunteers.
He dedicated the award to the platforms including the Committees of Concerned Citizens, and Youth Engagement and Support.