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Sukanta Sen
Executive Director
Mr. Sukanta Sen has more than 20 (twenty) years long experience in action research, planning and programme facilitation in natural resource management exploring and giving importance on local and indigenous knowledge in Bangladesh. Mr. Sen is one of the founders of BARCIK in 1997, a non-governmental organization. He studied Geography in Jahangirnagar University and also obtained MS in Environmental Studies from the State University of Bangladesh. Mr. Sen has been engaged in action research, policy advocacy and publication sectors, institutional capacity strengthening of local institutions and participatory research since the nineties. He has specialization on participatory approach and methods, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)/(PLA), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management System (EMS) and coordinated several studies on natural resource management, agricultural biodiversity and climate change as principal researcher. Mr. Sen attended several national and international trainings, seminars and conferences and presented papers on natural resources management, climate change and local/indigenous knowledge issues. Currently Mr. Sen is the Executive Director of BARCIK and one of the key facilitators of Peoples Led Development Approach (PLD) in Bangladesh to contribute to improve rural peoples’ livelihood and empowerment process. Mr. Sen is also the editor of Bengali monthly bulletin Amader Paribesh (Our Environment), yearly journals Trinamul Uddyog (Grassroots Initiatives) and Grassroots Voice.
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Pavel Partha
Coordinator, Food Security Program
Pavel Partha has been working for BARCIK since 2003. Currently he is assigned as coordinator of food security program of the organization. The struggle for forest rights of indigenous people, protection of biological diversity, eco-feminism, ecological justice, local knowledge and ethno-science, climate politics, development disaster, jhum cultivation and agrarian revolution are the major fields of his works. He completed his M.Sc degree in Botany from Jahangirnagar University and conducted a pioneering large scale ethno-botanical research in Bangladesh. He is a researcher, a writer and a organizer as well. Mr Partha is the author of `Khaddo, Longhon O Lorai (an eco-political analysis of food security and food struggle in Bangladesh; 2010, in Bengali)’, `Aronner lorai (forest policies and forest rights of indigenous peoples of Bangladesh; 2010, in Bengali)’, `Uttarbanger Adibashi Muktijoddha (Freedom fighters of Indigenous Community in North-Bengal; 2009, in Bengali)’, `Madhupurer Pranboichitro (biological diversity of Madhupur Sal forest-an political ecological analysis of forest relationship of indigenous peoples of Madhupur; 2004, in Bengali)’, `Krisohker beej adhikar (seed situation and farmers’ seed rights of Bangladesh; 2004, in Bengali))’. He has compiled and edited the books titled `Grammen Jibonjatra mela 1415 (a compilation of rural agro-biodiversity and livelihood fair; 2009, in Bengali)’; `Nao-jatra (compilation of a peoples’ campaign on boat-caravan for sustainable agriculture and economic justice in the haor areas; 2008, in Bengali and English)’ and `Jatiya Beej Ghosona 1411 (a booklet on National seed declaration 1411)’. Mr Partha has attended several national and international seminars, trainings and conference and presented papers based on those issues he has been working for since 2003. .
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Ferdowsi Akther
Coordinator, Gender & Development Cell
Ferdowsi Akther is a social activist with 11 years’ experience conducting applied research, developing and managing projects related to natural resource management, and local governance in Bangladesh. Currently, she acts as coordinator for the `gender & development Cell. She started her career as a field researcher where she facilitated and developed the capacity of staffs to conduct research and documentation to find out the insight views of the local people’s to reach the goal. Ferdowsi holds a M.A in History & got several trainings from home and abroad. Gender equity, stop violence against the women and adolescent rights forms the crux of her work. She has been working with BARCIK since 2001.
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Syed Ali Biswas
Coordinator, Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change & Food Security Program
SYED ALI BISWAS has been working with BARCIK since 2003. After Completion of his graduation and post graduation in Anthropology from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology he joined BARCIK as an assistant program officer. With the objective to study the livelihood options as well as lifestyle of rural people he spent his first three years at field site Netrakona. Staying there and being able to have close interaction with the community people Mr. Biswas observed that rural people earn their live and livelihood by sharing and exchanging their knowledge, skill, experience, resources and technology with each other. This livelihood pattern is environment friendly and ensures the proper use and management of natural resources. Thus Mr. Biswas has been working for BARCIK with utmost care and sincerity to contribute in the inclusion of these grassroots initiatives into mainstream development process. However, Mr. Biswas is one of the main facilitators of biodiversity conservation, climate change and food security program, the core program of BARCIK. He has attended national and international seminars, workshops, conference and discussion to gain more insight, experiences and skills as well as to share the people led development initiative with like-minded organizations and individual. Thus Mr. Biswas has so far visited Philippine, India, Nepal, Thailand, South Africa along with his vast experience of visiting different ecological zones of Bangladesh.
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A.B.M. Touhidul Alam
Coordinator, Agro-Biodiversity, Climate Change & Food Security Programme
A.B.M. Touhidul Alam is an Agriculturist in a career spanning over thirteen years has gained experience in the fields of ecological agriculture and empowering process of marginalized farming communities in Bangladesh. As a coordinator, his major involvement at present providing technical support to staff and farmers in conducting Applied Agricultural Research for selecting area-specific crop varieties and crop improvement at various AEZ (Agro-Ecological Zones) in Bangladesh. He also conducts sessions on ecological farming, agro biodiversity conservation, indigenous knowledge, eco-friendly farm management and related issues to farmers and other groups. Prior to this position, he served for CARITAS-Bangladesh as Agricultural Extension officer engaged on-farm crop varietals trials in wet land eco-system and also facilitated training workshop on Sustainable Management of Wet-land Natural Resources. Mr. Alam attended local, international and overseas academic education, trainings, seminars, conferences and discussions in Uk, Philippines, South Africa, Nepal and several parts of India entitled on Bio-dynamic Organic Agriculture, Perma-culture Design, Conservation and Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Sovereignty, National Workshop on Farmers’ Seed Rights & Asian Conference on Farmer-led solutions for Food Sovereignty and Climate Change Resilience etc. He has developed a training module titled `Ecological Management of Pests and Diseases’ with complementary pictorial materials which is useful and widely accepted by facilitators and farmers.
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Silvanus Lamin
Coordinator, Knowledge Management and Communication
Mr. Lamin has been involved in producing and editing numbers of books associated with climate crisis, sustainable agriculture, environmental issues, gender and indigenous people’s rights issues leading him gather knowledge on that particular issues. He also has translated numbers of books, documents, articles associated with developmental issues. He is involved in research and internal evaluation process of BARCIK and conducted researches. He has produced numbers of books as well. Mr. Lamin has also been involved in facilitating students to get involved themselves in the acceleration of the solution of social problems with success. In this regard, he facilitated workshops and seminars and provided trainings to the students. Mr. Lamin acts as executive editor of two journals of BARCIK namely Grassroots Voices (English) and Trinomul Uddyough. He also holds the responsibility of executive editor of a newsletter named Amader Paribesh published by BARCIK. Mr Lamin has an M.S.S and B.S.S on Mass communication and Journalism from University of Dhaka. He has been working with BARCIK since 2005.
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Rupsana Mrong
Associate Coordinator, Accounts & Management unit, BARCIK
Rupsana Mrong has been working with BARCIK since 2005. She has more than 7 years of working experience in different areas of Accounts & Management of development organizations. As Associate coordinator of accounts and management unit, Ms. Mrong prepares the final accounts based on the requirement of the Donor, NGO Affairs Bureau and related other sectors. She knowledge on project Accounts, consolidated Accounts, tax, vat, budget, planning, internal audit, operating the accounts software and accounts related various formats. Ms. Mrong obtained graduation and post-graduation degree on Management from the University of Dhaka.
Md. Zahangir Alam
Associate Coordinator, Agro-Biodiversity, Climate Change & Food Security Programme
Md. Zahangir Alam currently coordinates `Climate change, people led development and adaptation program of BARCIK. To implement the program successfully, Mr. Alam facilitates staffs at field levels, formulates plans and activities and ensures the smooth implementation of those activities. He does monitor and visit field sites and provides inputs to the staffs. Mr. Alam was involved in Hoar Agro bio-diversity conservation Program of the organization as well. He has contributed in producing the Haor declaration-2007 and Boat Caravan album (Photo story) and a book titled “Hoarer Jonodalil”. He has been working as staff of BARCIK since 2006 and has visited Asam, Meghaloya, Chennai, Urissa of India and participated in the Climate change Summit held in Bhutan in 2011 which somehow has increased his knowledge and in-sight on those particular issues. Previously Mr. Alam was involved as a teacher of British Columbia School at Adabor, Dhaka from 2001 to 2006 and part time teacher for slum working children of INTERVIDA Bangladesh School, Dhaka. Mr. Alam has an M.Sc and B.Sc degree from the department of Geography under University of Dhaka.
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Md. Ershad Ali
Associate Coordinator, Knowledge Management and Communication, Dhaka
Mr. Ershad Ali is started his career as Field Research Officer with CNRS where he facilitated the process monitoring of the organization. He has 9 years’ of experience in conducting applied research, developing and managing projects related to Education, ICT, Corruption prevention, Natural Resource Management and Renewable Energy sources in Bangladesh. He has also been involved in facilitating students to get involved themselves in the acceleration of the solution of social problems with success. In this regard, he facilitated workshops and seminars and provided trainings to the students. He has produced of article and book (such as; Bangladesher Dalu, a descriptive book of small Indigenous group in Bangladesh, 2009 in Bangla). Currently he acts as an Associate Coordinator for the ‘Knowledge management and Communication Cell’ and Deputy Chief Editor of Barciknews.com of BARCIK. Mr. Ershad also holds the responsibility of Associate Editor of a newsletter named Amader Paribesh published by BARCIK. Previously he was involved as an Associate Researcher of Caritas Bangladesh in its Chittagong Regional Office. Mr. Ershad has an MSS and BSS on Anthropology from University of Dhaka. He has been working with BARCIK since 2009.
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Lipi Kar
Accountant, Dhaka
Lipi Kar has more than 8 years of working experiences in accounts and administrative department of various development organizations. Currently she works as accountant with BARCIK. Ms. Kar has also gained experiences on auditing. She has audited numbers of organizations’ account in her 8 years career in development sector. The organizations and institutions’ accounts that Ms. Kar has conducted audit include: Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation, Jibon Bima Corporation, Shadharon Bima Corporation, Janata Bank, Dhaka Chemical Industries Corporation, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Easter Insurance Company and Oxfam (GB). Previously she served as Account & Administrative Officer in Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum under Danida Project, worked as Account Officer in Disaster Forum funded by Oxfam (GB) and as Accounts Officer in East West Properties Development (Pvt.) Ltd. under the Bashundhara Group. Ms. Kar obtained graduation and post-graduation degree from Rajshahi University on Accounting. In addition, she completed Chartered Accountancy course (C.A) in 1998 under Khan Wahab Safique Rahman & CO chartered accountant. She has been working for BARCIK since 2012.
Shilpi Baidya
Accountant, Dhaka
Ms. Shilpi Baidya has been working for BARCIK as an accountant since 2011. As an accountant she has experience in preparing financial statements, monitoring daily cash transactions, developing annual budgets and recording all financial activities and dealing with external auditing. She also produces financial reports based on the format provided by different donor agencies. She also conducts training on accounts keeping and facilitates the accountants of BARCIK in different areas working areas. Ms. Baidya received training on “Human Resource Strategic and Policies” conducted by BIM and on “Basic Accounting and Financial Management Manual” conducted by Diakonia,Dhaka. Ms. Baidya has a post graduate degree in Management from the national university.
Nazma Akter
Program Officer, Human Resource Management (HRM), Dhaka
Nazma Akter has 26 years’ of experience in poverty alleviation of poor women who live in urban slum and squatters all over Bangladesh through various development Program working with different organizations over the last 26 years. Currently Ms. Akter works with BARCIK as Program Officer of Human Resource Management (HRM.) However, she has experience in full spectrum of HR Management, Development, Administration, and Purchase procurement management related activities since 2000. She did MA degree under the National University of Bangladesh. In addition to that to enhance her capacity in HRM field she completed MBA (Major in HRM) from the State University of Bangladesh. She also did diploma Fundamental and Advanced in human resource management from the Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online (ALISON, UK. USA and Ireland). She has sufficient national and international exposure, trainings and certificate courses on HRM&D and Administration. She has been working for BARCIK since 2014.
Fardous Ahmed Uzzal
Program Officer, Knowledge Management and Communication, Dhaka
Fardous Ahmed Uzzal has been working for BARCIK since 2014 as a Program officer of Knowledge management and communication cell. Mr. Ahmed has always entailed himself in social, cultural and political movements. He is the member secretary in a national committee of river save movement in the banner of Save Environment Movement of Bangladesh and also a secretariat Member. Mr. Ahmed worked in a weekly newspaper EKOTA from 2007-2009. He has the experience to development the women empowerment, environment, the rights of minority people (Ethnic & religious), and awareness of root level People. Mr. Ahmed worked as a Master Trainer of EWG (Election Working Group) and also an observer of the last City Corporation Election of Gajipur 2013 and National parliament election 2014. He had been working as a program Coordinator of the project of `Effect of Climate Change & Environment’ supported by German Embassy during May-December 2013. He had graduate and post graduate degree in Mass communication and Journalism from Rajshahi University.
Bahauddin Bahar
Researcher & Course Coordinator ( BARCIK, BIAS, Dhaka)
Md. Bahauddin currently works with BIAS (BARCIK Institute of Applied Studies) as a Researcher & Course Coordinator. His responsibilities include: maintaining liaison, communication and relationship with other Universities, educational institutions, Community Resource Person, and Development professionals to facilitate research related activities. As well as Supervising, supporting and coordinating the activities of BARCIK’s research volunteers and research interns on the process of research. He started his career as Research Assistant with BARCIK on natural water resource management in Barind & Coastal region. Mr. Bahauddin also gained intensive knowledge from BRAC as a Senior Sector Specialist of M&E and D, GJD. He also learned research from James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH), BRAC University as a Research Officer, under the Universal Health Coverage program. He worked with Research and Evaluation Division (RED) of BRAC as a Research Assistant. Working as researcher and facilitator in development arena, Mr. Bahauddin organizes and facilitates international seminar, meetings and gathering on “Social Action”, Climate Fair, Youth Climate Camp, Youth Parliament and advocacy on creating mass opinion regarding reducing violence Against Women. His area of interest mainly covers Religion, Gender & Climate change. Mr. Bahauddin has an MSS and BSS on Anthropology from University of Rajshahi. He has been working with BARCIK since 2014.
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Gopal Kumar Das
Management Associate, Dhaka
Mr. Gopal Kumar Das has been working with BARCIK since 2000 as a Management Associate. As Management Associate his responsibilities include: providing assistance to maintain the office hour, assisting the management unit, documenting office management related information, assisting staffs in various ways associated with their responsibilities, providing logistic support, event management and computer related services to the staffs etc. Besides, he is also a member of purchase committee of BARCIK. He has been dealing with these sorts of activities for the last 14 years.
Bimal Roy
Area Coordinator, BARCIK, Manikgonj
Mr. Bimal Roy has been working for BARCIK since 2006. The core responsibilities are project management and support to project implementation, financial management and reporting, and monitoring and evaluation. Build and maintain effective relationships with potential participants and stakeholders, Ensure rigorous monitoring, learning and evaluation system across the implementation of the programme, Ensure quality implementation of projects. Mr. Roy is also facilitates community mobilization, conducts and arranges workshops, seminars & press conference and campaign to familiarize the best practices of community to adapt to climate change as well as lobby for establishing the right of the communities on different issues as advocacy tools. Mr. Bimal also responsible to coordinates reports and plans for the organization. He also facilitates and coordinates BARCIK staffs in Manikganj for implementing of project activities. He also keeps regular communication with local administration; civil society and journalist to link them with BARCIK works. Mr. Roy obtained an M.S.S degree on Political Science from Asian University, Dhaka. Mr. Bimal also involve with different social organization like president of UTTARAN, Advisor of Prothom alo Bondhushova, Manikganj, Secretary of Palok (Bird club), Member of secretary of Shriti Foundation (arrange memorandum for local renowned people), Coordinator of Dhaleshari Nadi rakhma Andolon etc.
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Nitai Chandra Das
Accountant, BARCIK, Manikgonj
Mr. Nitai Chandra Das has been working for BARCIK as an accountant since 2006. As an accountant he has experience in preparing financial statements, monitoring daily cash transactions, developing annual budgets and recording all financial activities and dealing with internal and external auditing. He also produces financial reports based on the format provided by different donor agencies. He also conducts training on accounts keeping and facilitates the assistant accountants of BARCIK in different working areas. Mr Nitai received training on “Accounts software, Basic Accounting and financial Management Manual, Human Resource Strategic and Policies” conducted by BIM and on “Basic Accounting and Financial Management Manual” conducted by Diakonia,Dhaka. Mr Nitai has a graduate degree (Commerce) from the national university.
Rasheda Akter
Program officer BARCIK, Manikgonj
Rasheda Akter has been working with BARCIK since 2007 as an assistant Program Officer. Through her sincere works and performance she got promoted to Program Officer. Initially she was responsible to facilitate farmers and rural women to organize meetings, conserve seed, establish seed banks, making organic fertilizers as well as help women community having access to their rights and promote their empowerment. After being promoted to Program Officer she conducts meetings, dialogues and sharing session with youth, women and farmers, coordinates different activities of her fields, creates liaison with government and non-governmental organizations, entities, makes communication with concerned authorities and individuals and conducts campaign activities of BARCIK with the aim to create awareness on gender, agriculture, social responsibilities and climate change issues. Ms. Akter over the years received various trainings on Gender, facilitation, education, PRA, report writing, rice breeding and organizational strengthening to sharpen her knowledge and enrich her skill. Previously Rasheda Akter worked as an assistant accountant with BRAC. She obtained a post graduate degree in political science from the National University.
Shimul Biswas
Program officer, BARCIK, Singair, Manikgonj
Shimul Biswas has been working with BARCIK as a Program Officer and office in charge at BARCIK Singair Resource Centre, Bayra, Manikgonj. Before this, Mr. Biswas worked as an Associate Program Officer and office in charge at BARCIK Raihanpur Resource Centre, Pathorghata, Borguna since February 2012 to june 2013. There are he was involve in facilitating the community led sustainable development initiatives that aims at biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as ensuring community peoples’ food security. In this regard, Mr Biswas works with farmers, fishers, youth groups, civil societies and different professional groups. Now He is involved in same group and community at Singair area to established Agricultural Rights Program. As a program officer now he has been prepare yearly, quarterly and monthly action plan of the project, Regular Coordination with staffs and management, facilitate and monitor the staffs and programs, facilitate staffs and FOs members to arrange project events, prepare Monthly, quarterly and yearly progress reports, communicate regularly with local administration, local elected bodies and donor and facilitate staffs for capacity building. Previously Mr. Biswas worked for Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) for 10 years. He has BSS and MSS degree on Political Science under National University.
Sattaranjan Saha
Associate Program Officer, Harirampur, Manikganj
Sattaranjan Saha has been working for BARCIK since 2008. The responsibilities he holds an Associate Program Officer of the organization include: conducting advocacy, assisting farmers and other occupational groups forming organizations, assisting and providing training to farmers about livestock rearing, facilitating farmers and women groups conserving seeds, practicing indigenous knowledge based agricultural works and developing mutual relationship with the occupational groups that BARCIK works with in the area. Mr. Saha received training on gender issue, land reform and land survey, land law management, participatory rice breeding, report writing. Previously he worked for Nijera Kore, a national NGO for seven years. He obtained M.S.S degree on Social Welfare from National University.
Md. Mukter Hossain
Associate Program Officer, Harirampur, Manikganj
Mr Hossain has more than 7 years of practical experience in the field of development, education, health, nutrition and training in the grass root level. He has been working for BARCIK as an associate program officer since 2012. As associate program officer he facilitates farmers conserving biodiversity, arranges and organizes meetings, workshops, motivates farmers in various ways, documents the best practices of farmers to cope with changed situation, helps other occupational groups promoting their rights on natural resources etc. He received training on mass communication, partnership Approach, Women empowerment, Gender equity, Nutrition health, Home gardening, agriculture technologies, Organizational development process and marketing issues etc. Mr Hossain has a Master degree from National University.
Md. Nazrul Islam
Associate Researcher, BARCIK, Manikgonj
Md. Nazrul Islam has been working with BARCIK since 2011 in Manikgonj area as an associate researcher. As an associate researcher he visits field, arranges meeting, organizes focus group discussion for collecting information associate with his assigned research activities. Besides, he conducts campaign activities to create awareness among the community people particularly youth community on minimizing the use fossil fuels concentrating on increasing the use of renewable energy. In addition to this he also organizes formal and informal dialogue with students, farmers and other groups of people to motivate them conserving biodiversity, practicing sustainable agriculture as part of contributing to ease the climate change problem. Mr. Islam is a social activist and voluntarily involved himself in social action issue with the objective to create social harmony and cohesion in the society. Previously he worked as Manikgonj district coordinator of Youth Ending Huger a project financed by the Hunger Project. Mr. Islam has a graduate and post graduate degree in Economics from National University and completed LLB (Pass) Course from the same University. He is member of Manikgonj district Bar Council.
Beauty Rani Sarkar
Associate Program Officer, BARCIK, Manikgonj
Beauty Rani Sarkar has been working with BARCIK as an Associate Program officer at BARCIK Singair Resource Center, Bayra, Singair, Manikgonj. She have been working with BARCIK since 2010.The responsibilities she holds as an Associate program officer of the organization include: arranging meetings , dialogues, human chains, press conferences, visits, cultural programs, art competitions, field day observation, national day observations, documentations, fairs, trainings to create Independent farmers organizations, Increased ecosystem based agriculture, and promoting organic products. Beauty Rani Sarkar works with farmers, youth groups, civil societies and different professional groups. Previously Beauty Rani Sarkar worked for PROSHIKA for 8 years. She have B.A degree on Manikgonj Mohila Degree College.
Mosammath Mahafuza Akther
Associate Program Officer, BARCIK, Manikgonj
Mahafuza Akther has been working with BARCIK as an Associate Program officer at BARCIK Singair Resource Center, Bayra, Singair, Manikgonj. She have been working with BARCIK since February 2015. As associate program officer she facilitates farmers conserving biodiversity, arranges and organizes meetings, workshops, motivates farmers in various ways, documents the best practices of farmers to cope with changed situation, helps other occupational groups promoting their rights on natural resources etc. Previously Mahafuza Akther worked for BARCIK, June 2008 to December 2014 at Rayhanpur Resource Center. She have B.A degree on Sawrupkati Govt. College.
Sahinur Rahman
Assistant Program Officer, BARCIK, Manikgonj
Sahinur Rahman has been working with BARCIK as an Assistant Program officer at BARCIK Singair Resource Center, Bayra, Singair, Manikgonj since June 2013. He is involved in facilitating the community led Farmers Organization to ensuring Farmers Rights. The responsibilities he holds as an Assistant program officer of the organization include: arranging meetings, dialogues, human chains, press conferences, exposure visits, cultural programs, art competitions, field day observation, national day observations, documentations, fairs, trainings to established Independent farmers organizations, ecosystem based agriculture and promoting organic products. Sahinur Rahman works with farmers, youth groups, civil societies and different professional groups. He has B.A degree on humanities group under Govt. Debendra college Manikgonj.
Subir Kumar Sarker
Program Assistant, Ghior BARCIK, Manikgonj
Subir Sarker has been working with BARCIK as a volunteer at Gangdubi area, Manikganj since jan-2014.He is primarily involved in facilitating the community led sustainable development initiatives that aims at climate change, adaptation and mitigation as well as ensuring community peoples food security. In this regard, he intensively campmates with farmer’s, fishers youth groups, civil societies and different professional groups. He also works to uncultivated plants and protesting the environment through their convironment friendly live and livelihood practices over the years he received various trainings and attended workshops on gender facilitation, PRA, report writing, rice breading, development practices, PVS plot, SRI plot etc. MR. Subir Sraker worked for society for social service (SSS) for two years & The mega search Engine & online business directory of Bangladesh trade info for three year & short course in Basic spoken Japanese institute of Modern Languages university of Dhaka. MR. Subir Sarker graduated (Bachelor of social science, BSS) from National University.
Ishaque Uddin
Area Coordinator, BARCIK Atpara, Netrakona
Md. Ishaque Uddin currently acts as area in-charge of BARCIK Rameswapur Resource Centre in Atpara of Netrokuna district. As area in-charge he is responsible to formulate plan and ensure the implementation of activities in accordance with the planning. He is involved in producing report, monitoring and evaluation of the projects BARCIK implements in Netrokuna. Mr Uddin also keeps regular communication with local administration; civil society and journalist to familiarize the activities of BARCIK as well as to facilitate community people having linkage with those administrative and civil society bodies which assist them exposing their needs and demands for right establishment. Mr Uddin has received trainings on monitoring, evaluation, report writing, office management, disaster management, participatory rural appraisal, group development and management etc enabling him to perform his assigned duties properly. Previously he worked with Ahsaniya Mission and VDS. He has a graduate degree from National University. Mr. Issaq Uddin has been working for BARCIK since 2007.
Ohidur Rahman
Area Coordinator, BARCIK Atpara, Netrakona
Mr Ohidur Rahman presently holds the responsibility of area coordinator of BARCIK Rameswarpur Resource centre in Atpara, Netrokuna. His main responsibilities as area coordinator include: Developing relation with people of all stakes, organizing meetings, seminars and workshops to demonstrate the activities of BARCIK aims at facilitating to promoting the rights of natural resource users on natural resources, Building network between grassroots people and local administration through policy advocacy, creating linkage with like-minded organization and civil society, developing communication strategy to familiarize and promote the eco-friendly life and livelihood of grassroots people, documentation of people’s eco friendly and indigenous knowledge based initiatives etc. Mr Rahman received trainings on participatory impact monitoring and evaluation, climate change adaptation and mitigation; farmers led approach planning, gender sensitivity reporting, documentation, peer learning, workers skill development etc which enabled him to implement the assigned activities properly. Mr Rahman has a post graduate degree in History. Previously he served as area coordinator of Proshika, a national NGO, for 10 years. He has been working for BARCIK since 2007.
Shongkar Mrong
Associate Coordinator, Netrakona
Mr. Shongkar Mrong has been working for BARCIK since 2006. As an associate coordinator his duties and responsibilities include: facilitation of staffs, providing training, arranging workshop. monitoring & evaluation, regular communication with delegates and donors, networking with GO, NGO, INGO, local administrations etc. Mr Mrong also produces reports based on the his works and the project he oversees. He also writes news and features for publication of BARCIK aims at strengthening the advocacy initiative of BARCIK. Mr. Mrong has visited India and Nepal to gain knowledge and experience associated with his works. He has also visited almost all parts of Bangladesh with the aim to contribute in rural sustainable development. Previously Mr Mrong worked for CARITAS Bangladesh, PROSHIKA and CARE-Bangladesh for almost 11 years in different posts. Mr. Mrong obtained MSS from the Asian University of Bangladesh.
Md. Alamgir
Program officer, BARCIK Atpara, Netrakona
Md Alamgir has been working for BARCIK since 2005. The responsibilities he holds as a program officer of the organization include: conducting advocacy, assist farmers and other occupational groups forming organizations, assist and train farmers about livestock rearing, facilitate farmers and women groups conserving seeds, practicing indigenous knowledge based agricultural works and developing mutual relationship with the occupational groups that BARCIK works with in the area. Md. Alamgir received training on livestock development, multiplication and rearing, water management, gender issue, mini hatchery and report writing which help him to carry out the assigned duties properly. Previously he worked for Proshika, a national NGO for five years. He has a post graduated degree from National University.
Happy Roy
Program Officer, BARCIK Atpara, Netrakona
Happy Roy has been working with BARCIK since 2006 as an assistant program officer in the field site of BARCIK namely Netrokuna. However, with the objective to study the livelihood options as well as lifestyle of rural people of the working area, she tries to build rapport with those people and facilitates them in various ways. Ms Roy intensively observes the livelihood pattern of those people and learns about their strength, limitation and the potentiality of the area to be addressed through development activities. Having such knowledge on the life and livelihood pattern of those people has enabled her to facilitate, motivate and organize them to fight for their rights. Presently she is working to organize and strengthen the existing organizations of those people which they have formed being facilitated and motivated by BARCIK. She also works to encourage people conserving biodiversity, uncultivated plants and protecting the environment through their environment friendly life and livelihood practices. Ms Roy has attended several workshops and seminars and received trainings associated with her works leading her to sharpen and develop her facilitating and motivating skills. She has a post graduate degree in Geography.
Khadiza Akhter Lita
Associate program officer, BARCIK Atpara, Netrakona
Khadiza Akhter Lita joins BARCIK as an associate program officer in 2012. As an associate program officer, she facilitates farmers to adopt environment friendly agro practices and in the same time documents the ecology friendly local practices of the farmers and other occupational groups with the aim to promote their ecology friendly initiative to contribute in climate change adaptation and mitigation process. She has had training on participatory rural appraisal (PRA), facilitating skill development, group development, human rights and equality, disaster management, leadership development, training of trainers (TOT) and office management. Previously she worked for FIVDB for few years. She was graduated from National University.
Rukhsana Rumi
Assistant Accountant, BARCIK Atpara, Netrakona
Rukhsana Rumi works as an assistant accountant of BARCIK Rameswarpur Resource Centre in Atpara, Netrokuna. She was affiliated with BARCIK from 2007 working as field officer to document indigenous knowledge based agriculture practices as well as to gather information about the life and livelihood of the community people. However, in 2010 she fully works as assistant accountant of the organization. Previously she worked for Polly Mangal and Gharani. She was graduated from National University.
Bidhan Modhu
Associate Accountant, BARCIK Shymnagar, Satkhira
Bidhan Modhu works as an associate accountant of BARCIK in Shymanagar Resource Centre of Shymanagar, Satkhira. He was affiliated with BARCIK since 2008 working as associate accountant to keep financial records and contributes in the smooth implementation of the designed activities and to explore the knowledge and contribute in empowering local communities in that particular area. However, Bidhan Modhu is also involved in the management of the office for systematizing working environment of BARCIK in Shymnagar. Mr Modhu obtained M.B.S degree on Accounting from National University.
Ramkrishna Joardar
Associate Program Officer, BARCIK Shymnagar, Satkhira
Ramkrishna Joardar has been working with BARCIK since 2008 as an associate program officer in the field site of BARCIK namely Shymanagar. However, with the objective to study the livelihood options as well as lifestyle of rural people of the working area, Mr. Joardar tries to build rapport and facilitates people in various ways. Thus, he observes the livelihood pattern and learns about their strength, limitation and the potentiality of the area to be addressed through development activities. Having such knowledge on the life and livelihood pattern of those people has enabled him to facilitate, motivate and organize them for establishing their rights. He also, assists community people arranging press conference, meeting, workshops and seminars. He also works to encourage people conserving biodiversity, uncultivated plants and protecting the environment through their environment friendly life and livelihood practices. He has a post graduate degree from National University.
Biswajit Mondal
Associate Program Officer, BARCIK Shymnagar, Satkhira
Biswajit Mondal has been working with BARCIK since 2008 as an associate program officer in Shymanagar, Satkhira. The major activities that Mr. Mondal includes: Community people facilitation, motivation, rapport building, documentation of best practices, arranging meetings, workshop and facilitating the community to fight for their rights. Mr. Modal has received several trainings to enrich his knowledge so that he could facilitate community people successfully. He also prepares reports and writes features based on his working experience to familiarize the best practices of the community as well as to advocate for their rights. Mr. Mondal obtained M.A degree from National University.
Mononjoy Mondal
Associate Program Officer, BARCIK Shymnagar, Satkhira
Mononjoy Mondal currently acts as area in-charge of BARCIK Shymanagar Resource Centre in Shymanagar of Satkhira district. As area in-charge, he is responsible to formulate plan and ensure the implementation of activities in accordance with the planning. He is involved in producing report, monitoring and evaluation of the projects BARCIK implements in Satkhira. Mr Mondal also keeps regular communication with local administration; civil society and journalist to familiarize the activities of BARCIK as well as to facilitate community people having linkage with those administrative and civil society bodies and avail the services they are entitled to receive. Mr Mondal has received different types of trainings that enabled him to perform his assigned duties properly. He has a post graduate degree from National University. Mr. Mondal has been working for BARCIK since 2008.
Md. Shahidul Islam
Program Officer, BARCIK, Rajshahi
Mr. Shahidul Islam received BSS & MSS in Anthropology from the University of Dhaka. Mr. Shahidul Islam has been working for BARCIK since 2010. The core responsibility of Mr. Islam as a Program Officer and Researcher include: Project development, Research, documentation of natural resource, indigenous knowledge & climate change adaptation and best practices. As Program Officer, Mr. Islam also facilitates community mobilization, conducts and arranges workshops, seminars & press conference and campaign to familiarize the best practices of community to adapt to climate change as well as lobby for establishing the right of the communities on natural resources. Mr. Islam also produces reports and features of his experiences for publication of the organizations. He attended many seminars, workshops, conference and discussions arranged in different areas of Bangladesh to enrich his knowledge facilitating community people. He also keeps regular communication with local administration; civil society and journalists to link them with BARCIK works. He participated in the United Nation Climate Change Conference (COP-18) held in Doha, Qatar in 2012.
Md. Jahid Ali
Training Officer, BARCIK, Rajshahi
Md. Jahid Ali has been working with BARCIK as an Associate Program Officer at BARCIK Nachole Resource Centre, Nachole, Chapai Nawabgonj since October 2010. The core responsibility of Mr. Ali as an associate Program Officer and Researcher include: Documentation of climate change adaptation initiatives of the community people, indigenous knowledge based sustainable agro practices and facilitation of community people identifying their problems associated with their lives and livelihoods. Mr. Ali based on the collected information and documentation, facilitates the community people to get their problems solved and assists them having linkage with governmental and non-governmental service delivery organizations. He also facilitates and coordinates BARCIK staffs in Nachole for smoothly implementation of project activities aim at empowering community people. He attended many seminars and workshops both in home and abroad to enrich his knowledge. He keeps regular communication with local administration; civil society and journalist to link them with BARCIK works. Previously Mr. Ali worked as a research assistant of James P Grant School of public health (BRAC University and BRAC RED) for 3 years. Mr. Ali obtained an B.S.S and M.S.S degree on Anthropology from University of Rajshahi
Amreto Kumar Sarkar
Associate Program officer (Agriculture) BARCIK Tanore, Rajshahi
Mr. Amreto Kumar Sarkar has been working for BARCIK since 2011. As an Associate Program Officer (Agriculture) Mr. Sarkar he has been contributing to implement the designed development activities of BARCIK aim at developing the socio-economic status as well as making community people aware about their rights. He facilitates them to get their agriculture related problems solved and having increased access to the services and facilities provided both the state and private sector. Besides, he encourages community people conserving biodiversity, finding means to adapt to changed situation by conducting agricultural research for selection of suitable varieties to cope with climate change etc. Mr. Sorker also is involved in producing reports and feature for publication of BARCIK and documents the best practices of the community people to share with others. He facilitates farmers to adopt sustainable agriculture and leave energy intensive agriculture to contribute in sustainability of the environment. Mr Sarker received agriculture diploma from Agriculture Training Institute in 2009.