Department of Economics of American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB) organized a webinar as a part of Dr. Anwarul Abedin Lecture Series with Robi Axiata Limited titled ‘Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Bangladesh Telecommunication Sector’. Mr. Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, MD & CEO of Robi Axiata Limited, was the resource speaker for the webinar which was held on 17 December 2020 using ZOOM platform.
Mr. Mahtab spoke on how Robi introduced different business strategies and provided technological support to ensure connectivity, and he focused on how employability and socio-economic welfare were properly addressed by Robi during the early stage of COVID-19. Mr. Mahtab also discussed the economic contribution and role of telecommunication sector in Bangladesh and gave guidelines to the students on how to prepare themselves for future challenges.
Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna, Vice Chancellor of AIUB, discussed about the objectives and expected outcome of the webinar in her inspirational messages. She acknowledged the support of Robi provided to the student community for ensuring uninterrupted online classes.
Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Tazul Islam acknowledged the support of the management of the university in his closing remarks. Deans from other Faculties, academic and administrative staff of the university, students and staff from Robi attended the webinar.
Dr. ABM Rahmatullah, Associate Dean of FASS, being the anchor of the program, greeted all the participants and in the end thanked everyone for joining the webinar in ZOOM and through AIUB facebook page where there were 62 shares and more than 7600 viewers. The archive of this webinar shows that it has become the most popular video in AIUB facebook page.