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Farah Kabir

Country Director

ActionAid Bangladesh (Bangladesh)

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Farah Kabir has been working in the field of development and research for the last 18 years starting her career with the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS). She has research experience and a host of publications especially on Women in Politics to her credit. At present she is working as the Country Director of ActionAid Bangladesh since June 2007.

She worked with British Council for close to ten years both in Bangladesh and UK. In the UK on behalf of British Council she was the Consultant Participative Democracy British Council Governance Team with responsibility to develop Governance programmed in Scotland.  Prior to that she was Assistant Director Governance, British Council Bangladesh

She has been an activist on women’s rights, gender equality and child rights. She is an active member of many professional societies and was a member of the Governance Board of Napier University, Edinburgh Scotland, Board of Trustees for Zero Tolerance, Scotland. She was member of Beijing plus five national review committee with special responsibility for women in politics sub-committee. She is presently a Board member of Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE), Member of Education Watch and Member of the Funding Committee of Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF).

 

Ms. Kabir on the International Women's Earth and Climate Summit:

“Climate change accentuates the inequality between men and women, given that their status is compromised in society and they do not enjoy equal access to and control over resources and services. Women make for half the world’s population and greater portion of whom reside in vulnerable developing counties, but they are more often than not excluded from decision-making processes nationally or internationally on the very policies and interventions that impact their life greatly in every aspect. Women given the opportunity are making change, they can turn climate challenge also into opportunity if the policy makers, movers and shakers listen to them carefully and act responsibly.”




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