Shamsun Nahar

Freelance Annual Report Writer & Blog Writer

2 Skills

Freedom Fighter & Ashoka Fellow
1. Objective : Dedicated to build a just environment friendly poverty free world
2. Current Status : Executive Director, and Founder and Chief
Trainer of Saptadinga, an NGO, implementing women economic empowerment programs
3. Professional Expertise :
i. Manage alternatives education for children and adults.
ii. Manage vocational training for adult and children.
iii. Manage and organize Entrepreneur and Micro Enterprise Management Capacity Development training.
iv. Writing project proposal, monitoring report and organizational progress reports.
v. Facilitate access of marginal women to the government resources especially bank loan.
vi. Establish organization and run more professionally
vii. Raise funds.
viii. Develop Result Based Management Strategy of an organization.
ix. Develop different partnership component for the like minded small NGOs and forums.
x. Develop guideline on how to organize participatory rural Appraisal (PRA), organize local –local dialogue with community people, authority and leaders for pursuing better urban planning.
xi. Prepare staff assessment procedure of an organization and how to reward them.
xii. Prepare operational management guideline/service rule of an organization.
xiii. Collect information, entry and analyze the data and prepare reports

4. Special qualification :
obtained from : Human Relationship Development Training by
Bangladeshi Institutions Sister Poulline in 1988
: Management Techniques for Women Executives
From Bangladesh Management Development
Center in 1990
: Participatory Rural Appraisal from Promoting
Participatory Technologies in 1994
: Project planning & Management from International Voluntary Services Ins. USA sponsored by CIDA in 1997
: Result Based Management from South Asia Partnership sponsored by PLAGE and CIDA in 1999
: Advocacy for gender equality from South Asia Partnership in 2000
: Prepare Human Resource Development and Gender Development Policy from Manusher Jonno Foundation in 2008 in Bangladesh
5. Special Qualification :
obtained from : Development communication from World View
International Org. International Foundation in 1988
: Women Entrepreneurship Development Trainer’s Training organized by International Centre for Entrepreneurship & Career Development Ahmedabad India in 1993
: General English Course Level 6A from British
Council Teaching Center 1996
: Asia and Pacific Women’s Small Technologies
and Business forum from Appro-tech Asia and world YWCA and TFTP. Philippines, 1983
6. Academic Qualification :
: Bachelor of Science Rajshahi University, 1976
: Bachelor Education Dhaka University, 1986

7. Language & Degree of : Language Speaking Reading Writing
Proficiency Bengali Excellent Excellent Excellent
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
8. General Information :
a) Nationality : Bangladeshi (By Birth)
b) Permanent Address : Village: Punchkahunia
Post: Shimakhali
P.S : Shalikha
District: Magura (Greater Jessore)
9. Countries Of : Bangladesh
Work Experience
10. Employment Record :
a) From : May 1996 to Continuing
Employer : Saptadinga, an NGO, implementing programs/projects on Women Economic Empowerment
Position Held : Executive Director and Secretary of Board of Directors
as a founder member
a) From : March to June2006
Employer : Care Bangladesh
Position Held : Consultant (Assess Qualitative Change of Income Project)
b) From August 1999 : February 2000
Employer : Policy Leadership and Advocacy for Gender
Equality (PLAGE) a project of Ministry of
Women Affair’s
Position held : Local consultant
c) From September 1994 : To February 1997
Employer : Tarango, an NGO working on women
employment creation through handicraft
production and marketing inside and out
side Bangladesh especially in Germany.
Position held : Executive Director
d) From October 1993 : To April 1994
Employer : Ain-O –Salish kendro an NGO working on
Establishing women legal rights In Bangladesh especially in Dhaka city.
Position hold : Administrative Executive
e) From May 1991 : To September 1994
Employer : Small Enterprises Development pilot Project,
a multilateral project of Bangladesh Bank
Position hold : Training Consultant
f) From August 1990 : To April 1991
Employer : Productive Employment Project though hifab International, a multilateral project of Rural Employment Sector Programs, BRDB, NORAD & LGED.
Position held : Women Employment Officer
g) From March 1986 : To August 1990
Employer : Mass Education program, NRDP, DANIDA, a
Bilateral Project of Bangladesh Rural
Development Board, Bangladesh
Position held : Project Coordinator (Female)
h) From September 1980 : To September 1985
Employer : Gonosasthys Kendro,a leading Non
Government organization working on
People’s health in Bangladesh
Position held : Head mistress of Gonopathshala, Education
Program of Gonosasthys Kendro
11. Publication :
a) Popular articles published
in daily’s weeklies/ : Nari Uddokta Unnoyane Sambhabona O
Monthly magazines Bandha Somuho- Publication in Daily Bangla Bazzar in 1995
b) Papers presented in
seminars symposia
conferences : a) Grammeen shasthya Unnoyane Shasthya
Karmir Bhumika presented in an
International seminar on water uses and sanitation in bangladesh in 1982 Mrs Taherunnessa Abdullah, National Consultant, conducted this seminar. In this seminar a network of different NGOs named NGO FORUM had been formed.
b) Nari Uddokta Unnoyane Sambhabona O Bandha Somuho – presented in a national seminer on “ Income Generation Activities by using coconut and Choir Products and Its a Horizon `` organized by Intermediate Technology in 1995.
c) The Marketing problems and prospects of small enterprises – presented in a seminar of Marketing of the product of small entrepreneurs organized by Intermediate Technology in 1996
d) Women entrepreneurship presented in
Micro- Finance Seminar organized by
UNDP / UNOPS in Yangon, Myanmar in
November 1999

12. Specific contribution if any
in women’s uplift : - Women and girl child education.
/development - Women employment creation and income generation
- Women Entrepreneurship development.

13. Awards/ Honors received : Awarded as women freedom fighter by Nary
Progoti Sangha, an NGO in 1996

14. Computer Skill : Word perfect, MS, Word, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft SQL server 7, Java Programming
15. Others :
- General knowledge on prenatal, antenatal and postnatal cares.
- General knowledge on Primary health care.
- Child rights establishment though women Economic Empowerment.
- Create environment pollution free world using modern method of planting tree and setting up environment friendly enterprises.
- Set-up and run mini Garments Factory.
16. References :
a) Shamsun Nehar, President b) Md. Aminul Islam, Director
Samannita Jonokallyan Kendro(SJK) Association of Development Agencies House 599, Road 10 Baitul Aman in Bangladesh (ADAB)
Housing Society, Adabar, Mohammadpur, 1/E Uttar Adabar, Dhaka-1207
Dhaka- 1207 Phone: 880-2-9126358
Phone: 880-2-9137439 Cell: 0172-6757788 Email:

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