The initiative of combining advisory, research and a think-tank stream under one banner was first conceptualized in 2017 by Vedant Batra as a junior year student of economics and finance at The University of Texas at Austin. Since then, the forum has been carrying on this initiative of socio-economic and legal policy knowledge sharing to build a justifiable, coherent, fair and progressive diaspora.
The origin of ‘Goeman’ is predominantly found in the Dutch terminology. It is derived from the medieval personal name Go(e)dman. The name comprises of the Germanic elements of “Good” and “man”. In Dutch, it is an occupational or professional work related name for a mediator who helps resolve conflicts and disputes. In other words, `Goeman’ is a trusted confidant or worthy individual. ‘Bind’ means to unite, join and create a bond. Hence, getting trustworthy, capable and competent professionals together.
Goeman Bind is a unifying process or manifestation of valued and iconic traits of expert policy and economics professionals. It is a unique amalgam of research, resources and advisory.
Goeman Bind today is composed of individuals representing a diverse range of organisations such as UNDP, UNAIDS, UNESCAP, SAARCLAW, IDLO, Organization for International Co-operation, Indian School of Business, SOIL, Fore School of Management, NALSAR, NLU, Harvard Law School, ADB, MORS, ACES, UIA and more.
Goeman Bind has since been established (est. 6 March 2017) as a private non-profit venture with an exceptional niche in policy focused assignments. All its earnings are being applied for attainment of its objectives and expenses related thereof.