Suman Ahsanul Islam Member Profile

Suman Ahsanul Islam

inSights – Institute of Innovation for Gender and Humanitarian Transformation
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
Gender and Title Male, Mr.
Telephone +8801819240657
Bio Over last twenty-five years, in all major disasters in Bangladesh, Suman Ahsanul Islam have been involved in strategic leadership, design and implementation, monitoring and coordination of emergency response programmes. In this context, he worked with disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation programmes at different humanitarian organisations includes Oxfam, DFID (UKAids), Save the Children and CARE; played managerial roles in developing community focused humanitarian response and human resources for right based humanitarian actions, monitoring and coordinating in various development organisations. His experience also includes leading the Gender Justice & Diversity Division of BRAC and Terre des hommes on child labour and sexual & reproductive health rights of adolescents.

He is a Member in the Governing Board of Disaster Forum and Advisory Board Member of NIRAPAD; represented CARE Bangladesh in the National Disaster Management Advisory Committee. As a member of drafting working group, he had contributed in the Bangladesh Disaster Management Act. 2012.

Mr. Islam is trained in disaster management and humanitarian responses from Royal Collage of Military Science, Cranfield University, UK and Wisconsin University, USA. He is a Sphere graduate and certified trainer of Sphere Standard for Humanitarian Assistance. Academically have duel Masters in Business and Development Studies from University of Dhaka and North-South University, Dhaka.

Along with his disaster management & humanitarian experience, Mr. Islam is a passionate video-documentary maker. His documentary সাহস – “The Face” based on alleviating poverty through disaster risk reduction in northwest Bangladesh have win the 5th DEVCO Communication Awards - 2013 of European Commission; competing with development feature films from sixty-nine DEVCO (European Commission’s Directorate General for Development and Cooperation) funded projects worldwide.


Expertise Country Affiliation Local
Disaster management Bangladesh
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