SWAPNO Team

HAMIDUL H KHAN
National Project Manager

Hamidul H Khan is the National Project Manager of SWAPNO and manages both the programmatic and operational aspects of the project. He possesses 18+ years of diverse professional experience with the Government of Bangladesh and development sector providing policy advice, conducting research and managing GO-NGO projects.

Prior to joining SWAPNO project of UNDP Bangladesh, he served as Capacity Building Analyst at Just Project of UNDP, Deputy Director and Director of Research and Evaluation at the Anti-Corruption Commission of Bangladesh and Sub-District Administrator at two districts of Bangladesh. He also served as Deputy Project Director of SDLG Project of UNDP and Program Manager of Local Economic Development at The Asia Foundation.

He specializes on policy, justice and public sector reforms, poverty reduction and inclusive growth, capacity development, policy advocacy, anti-corruption, project development, gender and research.

He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Dhaka and accomplished course on Justice: Ethical Reasoning from Harvard University, and received specialized training on public administration, management, and law, development issues from home and abroad.



KAJAL CHATTERJEE
Training Specialist

He joined the project in June 2015. He has 35 years of experience in the development sector, which includes both national and international assignments. Prior joining to SWAPNO, he was the Team Leader; Local Government Association of USAID funded Strengthening Democratic Local Governance Project. He started his career with BRAC and also worked with RDRS, Terre des Hommes (Swiss) as Additional Field Director, Grain Storage cum Credit Programme as Project Director, CAMPE as head of Research and Evaluation, RD-9 as Senior Manager, Social Development, PRIP Trust as Programme Director, REOPA-UNDP as Capacity Building Adviser, LGI and SDLG projects of USAID.

Mr. Chatterjee is a renowned professional in Capacity Development, Participatory Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation, Training and Workshop Facilitation and decentralized local government in Bangladesh.

He holds Masters in Geography and Environment from the University of Rajshahi, Masters in Public Administration from the University of Birmingham, UK, and Doctoral degree in Public Administration from the Centre for Executive Development Studies (CEDS) affiliated with the AWU of California, USA.

 

 

SELINA CHOWDHURY
Livelihood Skills Development Specialist

Prior joining SWAPNO she was the National Consultant of International Labour Organization. She has work experience with UN agencies, International & National NGOs in Bangladesh. She is MSS in Social Welfare from Dhaka University.
She has Professional experience of over 25 years in training and program management in development field and experience in Planning, designing, implementing, coordinating, and overseeing the Training Program on different area. Her areas of technical expertise in assessing training needs, developing training curriculum, material development, conducting training by using modern participatory methods and evaluating/ impact assessment of training programs Specially in TVET, Women Entrepreneurship development, Health and Nutrition, Gender in development. She is professionally qualified in development the CBT Manual for Bangladesh particularly for the development market oriented, need-based vocational skills development training curricula and the delivery of community-based training to rural poor women aimed at self and wage employment.
She has severalpublications and published from MOLE, MOE, Ministry of Food & Disaster Management, and Directorate of Youth & Development.

 

MD. BELAYET HOSSAIN
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

He has over fifteen years of experience in development work with UNDP, IFC, and CARE in senior management positions as M&E Specialist and Researcher. He is experienced in poverty reduction, safety net, private sector development, employment generation, food security, livelihoods development, local governance, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction related programmes. He is also proficient in Result Based Management (RBM), designing development intervention and M&E System and conducting research adopting both quantitative and qualitative techniques. He obtained M.A in Mass Communication and Journalism from University of Dhaka in 1997.

 

SHAHANA BEGUM
Finance & Admin Officer

Shahana Begum has been working with SWAPNO project as Finance and Administration Officer since mid-July 2014. In her professional career she has worked with FAOUN, WFPUN, PLAN international, Christian Aid, MCC, BRAC and CARE. She has led Finance and Admin of different international organizations. She completed ACCA part-ii from London School of Business and Finance, UK and holds a Master degree in Accounting. She is keen to learn the latest international development on Finance, Admin and HR issues. She takes profound interest in travelling and traveled UK, USA, Thailand, Nepal, India and most of the districts of Bangladesh.

 

DURANI MD ABUL AHSAN
MIS Associate

Durani Ahsan has been working with SWAPNO Project as MIS Associate since November 2014. He has 16+ years of experience in ICT/ITES industry. He worked with UPPR project of UNDP Bangladesh and Grameen Communications and other organizations.
He holds MS in MIS (Management Information Systems) and also MBA (MIS). He is a certified ISO Auditor. He is the Member, Executive Committee of Bangladesh Software Testing Board, and Media & Publication Director of Bangladesh Society of MIS Professionals.

 

MD RABIUL ISLAM
District Manager

He holds his Master of Social Science.

Having more than 21 Years working experience in different organization such as GonoShahajjoSangtha (GSS), CARE-Bangladesh, TetraTech, ARD SDLG-USAID and UNDP-Bangladesh. Specialization in community based small entrepreneurship development for rural poor, staff management, Training, Disaster management, Capacity building of Local government units Union Parishad and Municipalities, Horticultural, Women empowerment, Gender diversity Livelihood improvement.

 

MD. MAHMOOD HOSSAIN
Financial Monitoring Associate

He holds MBA in Finance, also completed Chartered Accountants (CA) course from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). He has more than 11 years’ Experience & knowledge in Financial control systems, Monitoring budget expenditure, financial management system, procurement process, maintaining Books and Accounts, financial reporting, Internal Control, Commendable analytical and conceptual skills with experiences in areas such as fund/grant management, Income Tax/Vat rules and audit rules & processes.

He is with SWAPNO team since June 2015, completed an assignment with UPPR project of United Nations Development Programme as Finance Expert in Khulna City Corporation, Khulna. He was the Financial Monitoring Associate of REOPA project of UNDP, Finance Officer- Save the children International. He has the interest to conserve his knowledge, skills and attitude in human resources development

 

MD. AHMADUL KABIR AKON
District Manager

He has Master of Commerce (Management) & Masters of Development Studies from Khulna University

Having more than 23 Years working experience in different organization such as BRAC, CARE, Caritas, TetraTech, SDLG-USAID and UNDP. Specialization in community based small entrepreneurship development for rural poor, staff management, Training, Capacity building of Local government units Union Parishad and Municipalities, Micro finance and Livelihood improvement.

 

MOHAMMUDUL HOQUE
Financial Monitoring Associate

He has Master of Commerce (Accounting). He brought 12 years of development experience working mainly with SDLG Project of USAID, Local Governance Project with SKS Foundation, Rupantor, RDRS Bangladesh and ASOD in different capacities with a major focus in community empowerment, local governance, social mobilization through popular drama and folk song, education and child rights. Last six years, I have been exclusively working with LGIs for their capacity building in major focus financial and program monitoring of LGIs.

He is a drama and folk song artist of Bangladesh Better, Rangpur. I can develop issue based drama and folk song script and play harmonium, dhol, khol, mondira. I have performed last 20 years as drama secretary of Rangpur Theatre, Rangpur.

 

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