Building Bridges: Bangladeshi Diaspora in Canada

Millions of Bangladeshis are now in different countries; known as NRBs (non-resident Bangladeshis) or diasporas or immigrants or citizens. By now, there are 2nd or 3rd generations of diasporas living in different host countries. In the tone of Shakespeare, can’t we say “what’s in a name?” – definitely they are variously seen as one of the major sources of human capital, financial flows, transfer of trade and technology, economic opportunities, political support, and ambassadors of the home country. However, they are popularly known as “Diaspora” or NRBs. Countries like India, Israel and China aggressively using their diasporas in grabbing political and economic leadership globally.