Mr Ahmed currently serves as the executive director of BRAC International.He previously held the position of senior director at BRAC International.He is also a member of the executive management committee, the organisation's management decision-making committee.Prior to this, he was the director of BRAC's health programme for 10 years and played a critical role in shaping its overall health strategy and scaling up several community-based health and nutrition interventions.Before joining BRAC, Mr Ahmed worked for the health nutrition and population team of the World Bank office in Bangladesh as senior operations officer.He started his career as a research and planning officer in 1976, and then worked in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Mr Ahmed serves as a member of the working group of Bangladesh Health Watch - a civil society initiative, and a member of World Bank civil society consultative group on health, nutrition and population.
Formerly, he represented the civil society for the GAVI Alliance board.
Mr Ahmed completed his master's in health sciences from Johns Hopkins University, and master's in economics from the University of Dhaka.
Jalaluddin AhmedDirector, Asia RegionBRAC InternationalMr. Jalaluddin Ahmed is currently working as the Director for Asia Region of BRAC International.He is responsible for the development and implementation of country programmes, focusing on sector plans, resource mobilisation, and quality of country operations.
Mr. Ahmed has over thirty years of experience in the development field and has worked in several programmes including health, micro-finance, education, agriculture and women's empowerment.
He joined BRAC in 1980 in the Research and Evaluation Division and since then he has taken many different positions including Associate Director at BRAC International, Associate Director of BRAC Health Programme, Country Head of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Country Representative of Afghanistan.Mr. Jalaluddin Ahmed completed his MSc in Community Health from the London School of Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), University of London, UK and completed a certified programme on Managing Health from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Harvard University, Boston, USA.
Prior to this, he did his graduation and post graduation in Economics from the University of Chittagong.
He is also a Member of Public Health Association, Bangladesh.
Ms Ahmed joined BRAC in March 2015.She graduated from Dhaka University with a Masters in Public Administration.She has over 20 years experience working in the development sector.Prior to BRAC, she was with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Embassy of Switzerland for 14 years, leading and managing its work in education, migration and skills development.She served as Ombudsperson, Gender Resource Person and Security Warden at the Embassy.
Within the Local Consultative Group, she was the 1st national to be elected as Chair of the Local Consultative sub Group on Education.
She served as its Co-Chair from March 2003 to April 2005 and Chair from 2005 April to May 2007.She set up the Skills Development Working Group in June 2006 and served as Chair from January 2009 to August 2013 and as Co-Chair from February 2007 to December 2008 and from September to December 2013.She was Chair of the Working Group on the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) and member of the Non Formal Education (NFE) Task Force.She played a key role to develop the NFE Policy and the Skills Development Policy; and contributed to develop the PRS, the Education Policy, the Strategy for Gender Mainstreaming in Technical Vocational Education, the National Skills Development Council (NSDC) Act etc.
She served as member of the Executive Committee of the NSDC and other networks.She facilitated to set up institutions like the Bureau of NFE and the NSDC Secretariat.
She has also worked for UNESCO, Save the Children and Action Aid.She developed the Life Oriented Education Module for Grameen Bank which was replicated in Africa by UNESCO.
She developed learning materials for neo-literates which were translated into Hindi by the Rajasthan Adult Education Association for its programmes.
Besides other publications, she contributed to develop the Shikkhakosh: a compendium of education & development terminologies and lead DFID's 'Reading for Children' research, which has been replicated in different countries by Save the Children.
She is best known for her leadership over a decade to shape the skills development sector of the country.
Line Director of TB, Leprosy Control Programme Dr Provat Chandra Barua, General Secretary of HEJFB Saiful Islam Shameem, Dr Mahfuza Rifat and Dr Jalal Uddin Ahmed of BRAC, Dr K Zaman of ICDDR,B, Probir Kanti Das of BGMEA, Dr Wahiduzzaman of Chest Disease Hospital, Dr Lutfar Rahman of Urban TB Control Programme and journalists Masud Kamal and Shishir Moral also spoke on the occasion.
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