Gender and Water Alliance

Rokeya Khatun

Senior Capacity Building Expert GWAPB

Rokeya has extensive experience in gender, capacity building, and climate change with specific expertise in results based management, training of trainers, and integration of population management in development planning.  She obtained a Ph.D. from Jahangir Nagar University, Bangladesh; and Masters in Development Economics from Williams College, Massachusetts, USA.  She is trained in gender mainstreaming by CIDA, Ottawa and the Chinese University of Hongkong.  Prior to joining GWAPB as its Senior Capacity Building Expert, Rokeya worked as Team Leader, Gender and Climate Change in the UN Women Bangladesh Country Office.

Her extensive development, research and gender integration experience comes from her work in government agencies as well as international organizations.  She has worked as Research Officer in the Bangladesh Planning Commission, Assistant Chief in the Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, and was Chief Instructor of the National Academy for Planning and Development.  Rokeya spent one and half years in Afghanistan working for the UNDP as Gender Training Manual Development Expert and Trainer.  She has worked as Gender and Social Development consultant for four years for the Asian Development Bank, Bangladesh Resident Mission. She has also worked with CIDA as Gender Equality Advisor, and was their Senior Institutional Analyst and Capacity Development Advisor for the Policy Leadership and Gender Equality (PLAGE) Project.  Rokeya has several publications to her credit on a variety of gender-related topics including women’s contribution to the socio-economic development of Bangladesh, local governance as a means for women empowerment, and a review of the garment industry in Bangladesh.

Realisatie door Four Digits op basis van Plone.