A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Economic Reporters Forum and Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) on August 17, 2017 aimed at working together on the rural economy.
General Secretary of ERF Ziaur Rahman and Deputy Managing Director of PKSF Dr M Jasim Uddin signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations at the conference room of PKSF.
Chairman of PKSF Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Managing Director of PKSF Abdul Karim and President of ERF Saif Islam Dilal were present on the occasion.
Each year, under the agreement, PKSF will award nine journalists in three categories (television, paper and online portal) for reporting on rural economy. A jury board will select the awardees after assessment of the published news.
Besides, both the organizations will jointly arrange seminar and workshop regularly on the issues like rural economy, agriculture, livestock, fisheries and handicrafts.
Under the agreement, every year PKSF will also bear the educational expanses of two ERF members to finish diploma or Masters degree in economics at Dhaka School of Economics.