Bangladesh country director

Hasin Jahan joins Practical Action as our new Bangladesh country director

Hasin Jahan is a development professional who has specialised work experience in the water and sanitation sector. She has been working in the senior management position for the last ten years. She has proven experience in managing large scale water and sanitation projects targeting poor and vulnerable populations in geographically and technologically challenged contexts of Bangladesh.

She graduated in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 1993 and completed her MSc in Water and Environmental Management from Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough University of Technology, UK.

Before joining Practical Action, she served in Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), the Government of Bangladesh, DANIDA and WSP, the World Bank and helped set up a self-sustained training and research Institute, currently known as the ITN-BUET Centre based in the main Engineering university of Bangladesh.

Her recent portfolio was Director Programme and Policy Advocacy of WaterAid Bangladesh where she has been working for the last nine years. She successfully managed the DFID funded Advancing Sustainable Environmental Health (ASEH) project of £17.5 million. She was instrumental in developing the country strategy 2011-16 of WaterAid Bangladesh. She has a vibrant presence in the media and contributes significantly in the policy dialogues at national level.

She is passionate about working for the welfare of disadvantaged people and supports a voluntary charity platform which develops and institutes models for community managed shelters for the poverty stricken elderly people.

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Practical Action Bangladesh

Working directly with communities, we help provide poor people in Bangladesh with the skills and opportunities to build a secure livelihood for their families - from kitchen waste for cooking to improving farming techniques, or building safer houses to installing flood-proof water wells.

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