1st Place - Meet the Winner
"My most inspiring moment was at the end of the first year of the project, when the small holder farmers the project was targeting gained understanding of value chain linkages - even though they were only expecting to get technical knowledge & skills in cattle management."
Nurun Nahar is the Programme Manager of the “Making Markets Work for Small Holders Framers and Rural Producers” project under Practical Action's Markets and Livelihoods Programme in Bangladesh. Her role is to manage the project and staff strategically to bring more impact to project beneficiaries and partner NGOs. The main strategies of her project management scheme are capacity building and institution development for mainstreaming the market development approach in the dairy and beef sub sector.
Nurun completed her graduation and post graduation degree in Economics from Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka. She worked for CARE Bangladesh before joining Practical Action Bangladesh, where she was responsible for Training and Research on greater economic and social security for cage aquaculture. She was the gender focal person for four years and imparted a series of trainings and workshops on gender analysis and planning. Nurun is also familiar with participatory techniques such as PRA, and has good connections with the PRA practitioners’ network in Bangladesh.
In 2006, from Practical Action, she completed the Diploma course on ‘Enterprise Development through Value Chain and Business Service Market’ organised by ITC, ILO-Turin.