Food Planning & Monitoring Unit, Ministry of Food & Disaster Management, Government of Bangladesh
Research Director (a.i)
Monday, 15 February 2010
Expertise: Field of expertise:
Development (especially agriculture and food) Policy Analysis and Research
Food and Disaster Management
Operation, Storage and Supply Management
Organizational and Personnel Management
Monitoring and Evaluation
Computer Application viz. Ms Word, MS Excel, FoxPro, Power Point, outlook, Ms Access (working knowledge)
Have training on computer networking: LAN, WAN & Intranet and Microsoft Certified System Engineering Course (MCSE)
Programming with FORTRAN IV (not practiced), Visual FoxPro (not practiced);
Operating Systems –Windows (Including Windows NT, 95, 98, XP, 2000 professional/ 2000 Server)
Statistical Analysis- using SPSS (working knowledge), STATA (three days training), Excel etc.
Food security issues (across availability, access, stability and consumption) and cross-cutting areas like climate change impacts, environmental degradation, disaster impacts; risk reduction instruments safety nets and crop insurance; Poverty and inequality; food safety; Common property resources and food security etc.
Professional/ Work Experience:
Name of employer- Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, Govt. of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh. Position title- Additional Director, Food Planning and Monitoring Unit, Ministry of Food and Disaster Management and in addition ‘Research Director’ (in-charge) (FSCN) since Mid-February 2009 Location- Food Planning and Monitoring Unit, 16, Abdul Gani Road, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dates of employment- 22/01/2001 to till date
Description of responsibilities, accomplishments:
Food security, nutrition, and vulnerability analysis; Food security policy analysis, research and studies;
Provide technical inputs on SAARC Food Security Issues
Monitoring and evaluation of targeted distribution programmes
Design of new safety net programme
Disaster, climate change and food security related issues
Inputs to market (foodgrain price and supply both local as well as international) monitoring and forecasting.
Support to Govt Food Management planning
Co-ordinations with other GO, NGO and international organizations (e.g. FAO, WFP, USAID, WHO, EC etc)
Database of production, inputs, prices, public food distribution, internal and external procurement, and data management and analysis
Plan and organize meetings, workshops/ seminars
Comments/inputs to research and policy papers made by different national and international organizations;
Provide policy notes/papers/briefs/country papers for the policy makers
Inputs to cabinet division’s routined/non-routined demand
Project formulation on relevant areas
Others as assigned by the authority.
Remarkable Work at national level
I worked as member-secretary of two inter-ministerial working groups (one was for food production and marketing and the other was for agro-processing, food trade, consumption and public health) for “Harmonizing Food safety laws, regulations, standards, control systems and mechanism for facilitating food trade in the SAARC countries” which submitted two reports to the government.
I served as member- secretary to the National Task Force on Food Safety for preparing national documents for FAO-WHO Regional Conference on Food Safety for Asia and the Pacific held in Malaysia, 2004
I served at the Working group on Nutrition under Service Delivery Theme Group which framed the nutrition materials for HNPSP of the GOB, 2002.
I organized 10th SAARC Food Security Reserve Board Meeting on “Formulation of a comprehensive framework on Disaster Management” held Dhaka, 6-7 October, 2004.
I prepared MOFDM’s inputs on preliminary draft of the report titled “Unlocking the Potential: National Strategy for Accelerated Poverty Reduction”, the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP).
Worked as the member-secretary of National Task Force formed by the GOB to review per capita daily food requirement for national food planning
I organized SAARC Expert Group Meeting on “Formulation of a comprehensive framework on Disaster Management” held at ITC, PATC, Savar, Dhaka, 7-9 February, 2006.
I worked as the member-secretary of interministerial committee formed by the GOB to formulate National Disaster Management Plan.
Working as a member of Learning, Resource and Development Framework Group formed at the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management relating to Disaster Management
Member of Earth quake and Tsunami framework formulation team of GOB
Convenor of Thematic Research Team (TRT) on Utilization and Nutrition under National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Program (NFPCSP)
I am a member of Institution of Engineers Bangladesh
I am a member of BUET Alumni Association
Member of South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)