Resource Persons Profiles

Shaker Ahmed, Ph.D

Professor and Chairman, Department of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Dhaka, and freelance consultant with 30 years experience. Completed about 100 research and consulting projects in Bangladesh and Central Asia for World Bank, Asian Development Bank, DANIDA, CIDA, DFID, EU, USAID, in a number of positions including Team Leader.

Key qualifications: Project Preparation, Implementation and Management; Monitoring and Evaluations; Feasibility Studies; Cost Effectiveness and Cost Benefit Analysis; Financial Management and Social Impact Assessment; Employment, Income and Poverty Analysis; Livelihood Security Analysis; Institutional Development, Training and Capacity Building; Formulation Studies and Proposal Development; Market Studies etc.

Major areas: Agriculture, food security and rural development; water supply, wastewater and solid waste management; water resources development, irrigation, flood control and disaster management; energy and road infrastructure development; Women in Development, labor migration, health and family planning, etc.

Pradanendu Bikash Chakma, Ph.D

Pradanendu Bikash Chakma, PhD, has been a Senior Adviser of CTI since its inception. He is a Professor of Management at the University of Dhaka, and is currently working as the Vice Chancellor of Rangamati Science and Technology University on deputation. Dr. Chakma has worked for over two decades as senior consultant in the areas of institutional capacity building, training, project preparation and appraisal, and material and curriculum development. He has led and participated in projects undertaken by agencies including UNDP, DANIDA, GTZ, ADB, and the Government of Bangladesh. Besides, he has produced a wide range of research reports and publications in various academic journals.

Samina M. Saifuddin, Ph.D

Dr. Samina M. Saifuddin worked as an Associate Professor of Management at the University of Dhaka for several years before pursuing her doctoral degree at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University in Canada. Her dissertation research uses a popular Western career theory (Social Cognitive Career Theory) and applies it in a developing country context (Bangladesh). She has taught and supervised undergraduate and graduate students in Bangladesh, worked as a Chief Consultant for UNESCO, and as a Research Coordinator for the Faculty of Business Studies. She liaised with various development partners and stakeholders to ensure a smooth inflow of funding, while managing ongoing research projects. Currently, she teaches in the undergraduate program at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University. She publishes regularly on matters relating to gender and career with emphasis on barriers faced by women in pursuing careers in developing countries. Her research seeks to highlight how women can overcome barriers and reduce the gender gap. She belongs to various associations and networks working to advance similar ideals. Dr. Saifuddin completed her M.Com from the University of Dhaka and MBA from University of Western Kentucky, USA.

Mohammed Tareq, Ph.D

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Ms. Tahmina Khanam

Ms. Tahmina Khanam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, University of Dhaka. She has academic research papers on customer relationship and gender issues relating to ICT for Development initiatives. She is one of the founder members of a youth focused social group called Jagoree Trust, where she leads different initiatives related to youth and policy issues. Besides teaching she worked as Program Manager and later as Head of Partnership Management of the Bangladesh operations of mPower Social Enterprises Limited, through which she was involved in planning and executing several mobile health initiatives in Bangladesh and overseas. She also worked as Program Manager in an UNDP funded documentary on awareness building on e-Governance. She completed her MBA as a Fulbright Fellow on Management, Leadership and Public Policy from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), New York, USA.

Ms. Anannay Chakma

Ms. Anannay Chakma is a Lecturer in the Department of Management, University of Dhaka. Prior to joining the university in 2014, she was working as a Lecturer at Jaghannath University and University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS). She has completed her BBA and MBA from Department of Management, University of Dhaka. Ms. Chakma was the recipient of "Dean's Award" for her excellent academic results during her MBA. Her areas of interest are human resource management practices, global human resource challenges and impact of motivational theories on employee performance.

Ms. Nur Nahar Yasmin

Ms. Nur Nahar Yasmin is a Lecturer in the DMS. She has completed her MBA in HRM from the Faculty of Business Studies, DU. She teaches courses on Business Research and International Business in the BBA program of the department. Her current research interests are womens empowerment and social development, and skill development research. She has presented academic research papers in Thailand and U.S.A. She is currently involved as a resource person at CTI.