Nizam Ahmed (Chittagong University)
Lecturer at Chittagong University, Bangladesh
P4P Medium Grant Recipient
History of the Development of Parliaments in South and South-East Asia: A Study of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
For this project Professor Nizam Ahmed – a leading authority on parliaments in South Asia – will compare the history of the development, decline and resurgence of parliaments in four countries – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Parliaments in the countries of South Asia in the immediate post-Independence period were patterned after the British model. However, with the exception of India, none has had an uninterrupted existence. The project will culminate in a knowledge sharing workshop to Yangon. This will help to inform the work of researchers and civil society organizations in Myanmar which have been working on strengthening parliaments and nurturing cultures of representations, participation and inclusion.
Duration: October 2018 to August 2019
About Nizam Ahmed
Professor Nizam Ahmed has taught Public Administration at the University of Chittagong since July 1979. Bangladesh’s foremost parliamentary scholar, Professor Ahmed has authored/edited 15 books, published more than 40 articles in top peer reviewed journals and contributed 25 chapters to edited volumes. He has worked as a senior consultant for UNDP, USAID, World Bank, BDI, IRI, DFID, and The Asia Foundation and produced many widely acclaimed reports. Since 2000, he has worked as a resource person and regularly provided training to parliamentarians and Parliament Secretariat officials.
Professor Nizam Ahmed speaking at the GRNPP launch event, Westminster, November 2017 (13’04” to 22’30”) :