A Strategic Leadership Programme (SLP) was delivered to 86 members of the National Defence College (NDC) in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 24 – 28 March 2019.
The college, that is Bangladesh’s equivalent to Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS), enjoys both military and civilian representation and has 31 international students from 16 countries. Also attending the first 6-months of the programme at the NDC is Lieutenant Colonel Alan Hinton who will assume the appointment of UK Defence Advisor in July 2019.
The SLP remains a key tool in the British High Commission’s access to the Bangladesh Armed Forces and the Defence Academy’s participation in the NDC complements delivery to both the Armed Forces War Course and the Advanced Command and Staff Course (delivered annually each November); International Section therefore delivers to all the major career courses at the Bangladesh Staff College.
The British High Commissioner, who is new to post, also hosted a very successful Defence Engagement dinner at the Residency for all members of the course and was an opportunity to meet key officers and officials from the Staff College. The delivery team comprised Colonel Yori Griffiths (International Section) and Dr Bryan Watters (Cranfield University).