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Pritum Kumar Saha    ( WaSH & M&E Expert )

Pritum Kumar Saha is a development professional with more than 08 years’ experience in monitoring & evaluation, evidence capturing & reporting, database development & management, project’s planning & implementation, networking & communication. He led many successful projects’ planning, monitoring, reporting and knowledge sharing parts. He worked directly and/or along with different ministries, municipal authorities and NGOs. He is a planning (URP) graduate with post-graduation degree in disaster & human security management.

He has been working as a consultant- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning at SIMAVI from January 2019.  There he has been responsible for development and operationalization- MEL strategy, ensuring MEL inputs in the programme, supporting Maastricht University to conduct RCT research, coordinate evaluations, PNGO’s capacity building (MEL).

In the recent past, He worked as Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer at Practical Action from August 2014 to January 2019. He has also worked at DPM Consultants as Technical Officer from April 2013 to August 2014. He also served for Community Development Centre (CODEC) from June 2011 to March 2013.

A.J.M. Shafiqul Islam    ( Aquaculture Expert )

A.J.M. Shafiqul Islam has more than 16 years of involvement in implementing integrated Agricultural and off-farm intervention in Rural Livelihood and food security Program to improve livelihoods of poor and vulnerable men and women. He has also experience in open water fisheries management and bio-diversity monitoring.  He is a fisheries graduate with post-graduation degree in Aquaculture and Management.

He has been working as a field coordinator at Practical Action (Zurich flood Resilience Project) from August 2018. Before that, he had worked at the GRP- project at Practical Action as Capacity Building Coordinator from February 2017 to July 2018. He had also worked at the shire project as manager operations and Coordinator-fisheries and district coordinator from May 2010 to January 2017.

He had also worked at FoShol Project & V2R project as a senior fisheries officer at Practical Action from April 2008 to April 2010. At LGED, Sunamgonj, he worked as senior Upazila Project Manager at community-based resource management project (CBRMP).

Tanzina Nazia    ( Gender and Environment Specialist )

Tanzina Nazia is a gender and environment specialist, who has vast experience in research. She has a graduation and post-graduation degree in Anthropology.

She has been working as a lecturer at the Department of Anthropology at Comilla University from July 2019. She has worked at ECOFISH-Bangladesh project of WorldFish from July 2017 to June 2019. Before that, she has worked as a research assistant at the same project from March 2015 to July 2017. She had worked as a Research Officer at Gender and Social Determinants under centre for Equity and Health System of International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research from February to June 2014.

Her most recent research work is ‘Strengthening resilience of coastal fisher communities (Host communities) in Cox’s Bazar for improving livelihood ecologically and economically’, WorldFish Bangladesh in association with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) from June to September 2019. She has been a team member of the project titled ‘Unaccounted Labor of Indigenous Women of Chittagong Hill Tracts’, Manusher Jonno Foundation from July to September 2014.

Nazmunnessa Mahtab    ( Gender & Governance Specialist )

Nazmunnessa Mahtab is a gender and governace specialist. She is a political science graduate with public administration post-graduation. She has also done her Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Delhi and a Post-Doctoral in women in administration from George Washington University.

In the recent past, she had worked as a professor at the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Dhaka from 2003 to 2013. She worked as a WID Consultant with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, GOB from January 1997 to September 2000 on the project "Strengthening the Management Capability of the Department of Women Affairs".

She worked with different donor agencies in Bangladesh namely- UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, ADB, SIDA, NORAD Netherlands, and SDC. The main work was the Appraisal/ Evaluation/ Impact Assessment of different NGOs funded by these agencies.

Magnus Mayeen Ahmed    ( Communications Expert )

Magnus Mayeen Ahmed was a part of the CRD team, who has been now working as a Communication Officer at the International Centre for Climate Change & Development. He has 2.5 years of work experience in the development sector, working as a Communications professional. He has worked for esteemed organizations such as ActionAid Bangladesh and has done consultancy work for Plan International Bangladesh, Visual Communication Ltd, University Press Limited, and Bandhu Social Welfare Society. 

As a Communications Consultant, he has written many technical proposals and developed numerous financial proposals based on terms of references provided by esteemed clients such as BRAC, World Vision, and Plan International. He has carried out research work on the LBT community in Bangladesh through collaboration with Bandhu Social Welfare Society. He also has experience in covering training and events such as Self-Defense Training for Women and Women in Sports.

He has ample experience on the Rohingya issue as well. He completed numerous Bangla to English translations of Rohingya micro-narratives collected from the camps and most recently, was involved in the coverage of the Rohingya International E-Conference, for which he wrote the English Press Release as well.

Md. Masum Talukder    ( SME & Institutional Capacity Building Expert )

Md. Masum Talukder had 18 years of working experience in the area of research, consultancy and management training. He extended his services to the government institutions, international organizations and business chambers & associations on issues related to policy research, strategy formulation, institutional capacity building, social behavior change communication and management training. He worked as Research Expert for UNICEF, The World Bank, ADB, European Union, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade, DFID, Action Aid Bangladesh, IFC-SEDF, Swisscontact and Habitat for Humanity (HFH) and government agencies including the Ministry of Industries, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Education, BEPZA, EPB, SME Foundation, and BITAC. Apart from that, he served as industry and SME management consultant with the country’s leading trade bodies, namely FBCCI, Bangladesh Engineering Industry Owners’ Association, Bangladesh Electrical Merchandise Manufacturers Association, NASCIB, International Business Forum of Bangladesh, Bangla Craft.

Md. Masum Talukder did his BBA & MBA major in Finance & Banking, MSS in Gender & Women’s’ Studies and MSS in Health Economics from the University of Dhaka.


Md Akram Hossain    ( Inclusive Development Expert ( & PwD) )

Mr AKram is an energetic and proactive Physical Handicapped Person  (PwD- Person with disability) with 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian and development sector. Significant span of his professional time was spent around  community engagement, grassroots advocacy and capacity building of PwD. Since 2018, he had been working with Center for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed (CRP) to help disability inclusion in the development activities, rehabilitation of PwD , capacity building of PwD, job placement and socioeconomic inclusion of PwD in Bangladesh.

He aspires to live in a barrier-free, inclusive society where everyone has equal rights and treatment. He believes in empowering individuals and creating an environment that is conducive to their success. He is passionate about working with the most vulnerable individuals, such as children, women, the elderly and PwD. Mr. Akram has completed his post-graduation in Islamic Studies from Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh.

Tuba Ahmad    ( Qualitative Research and Gender Expert )

Tuba Ahmad is an enthusiastic explorer and learner in the research and development sector and wants to pursue an extraordinary career in this field with diverse experiences. She worked with CRD as Research Assistant during August 2020 to May 2021. She has supported proposal drafting, data collection tool development, conducting field research, analyzing research findings, and drafting reports in several assignments. She  contributed to assignments with MSH, ICCO Cooperation, UN Women & Ella Alliance. Prior to this role, she worked briefly in Relief International as a humanitarian worker serving the Rohingya refugee community for gender-based violence prevention in Cox’s Bazar. She completed her graduation and post-graduation in Social Sciences with a major in Women and Gender Studies, from the University of Dhaka.

Her interest in research grew during the academic years and her academic supervisor played a crucial role in nurturing and sustaining that interest in research. The engrossing facts of research to her are that it introduces her to new people, new problems, new ways of solving issues, generate new ideas and attain a critical perspective on social issues.

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