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October 3 , 2003

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Cover Story

The Artisans' Show

Bangladesh is playing host to the 26th World Craft Council Asia Pacific Assembly from October 6 to 10. Organised by the National Craft Council of Bangladesh and the member organisations the event will have craftspeople from all over Bangladesh taking part. The object of the Assembly is to explore effective market access in the region. As part of the craft council the NCCB has been promoting craft both in the local as well as foreign markets. But it badly needs coordinated efforts from the craftspeople and the organisations working to remove obstacles for them. The government too, has an important role to play, especially in removing obstacles to export and supporting product development. For the last three decades many NGOs and organisations have been putting their efforts together to promote craft and to find a market for it. The Assembly will be a litmus test to see how far such a goal is possible.




The Team

Mahfuz Anam

Managing Editor
Syed Fahim Munaim

Magazine Editor
Aasha Mehreen Amin

Senior Staff Writer
Fayza Haq

Staff Writers
Lavina Ambreen Ahmed
Shamim Ahsan
Imran H. Khan
Mustafa Zaman
Ahmede Mainul Hussain
Kajalie Shehreen Islam
Srabonti Narmeen Ali

Regular Contributors
Neeman A Sobhan
AFM Mohiuddin 

Manan Murshed

Zahedul I Khan

Monirul Islam Bhuiyan

Md. Shaheen Hossein

Selim Shamsul Huda Chowdhury

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