Details of Dr. Mesbah Kamal


 

 

Curriculum Vitae of Prof. (Dr.) Mesbah Kamal

 

1.         Name                                       :           Mesbah Kamal

2.         Occupation                             :           Professor

                                                                        Department of History

                                                                        Dhaka University

2.  A.   Affiliations                              :           Technocrat Member and Coordinator

                                                            Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous                                                                   Peoples

 

                                                                        Chairperson

                                                                        Research and Development Collective                                                                             (RDC)

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                        General Secretary,

                                                                        Bangladesh Itihas Sammilani

 

                                                                        Member, Expert Committee

                                                                        Government of Tripura

             Bharat-Bangladesh Moyitri Uddyan

 

 

                                                                       

2. B.  Life Members                            :             Bangla Academy, Dhaka

                                                                        Bangladesh Asiatic Society, Dhaka

                                                                        Paschimbanga Itihas Sangsad, Kolkata

                                                                        Association for Historical Studies,                                                                               Kolkata  

                                                                        North-East India History Association

 

 2. C.  Editor                                       :           Member, Editorial Board

                                                                        THE INCLUSIVE

(On-line based International Journal from Kolkata)

(April 2012- December 2015)

 

                                                            :           Former Editor and Publisher

                                                                        Samaj Chetona (Social Awareness)

(A Bengali Journal on Politics and Development - a total of 63 issues published between 1991-2001 from London and Dhaka)

2. D.  Media Exposure                      :           Newscaster and Producer

                                                                                  Bangla Section

                                                                        BBC World Service

                                                                        (1987-93)

 

                                                                   :           Panelist

Television Talk Show / Interview

(Ekattar Television, Somoi TV, Channel 24, ATN Bangla, Desh TV, Ekushey TV, ATN News, Channel I, Bangla Vision, NTV, Independent TV,  Machhranga, GTV, Deepta TV, Bangladesh Television, News 24, Mohona, SA TV, My TV).

 

:  Interviews or interview-based reports: published in All major national dailies (Bangla and English)

 

:           Special Interviews in:

 

BBC World Service

(Broadcasted from London, UK)

Voice of America

(Broadcasted from Washington, USA)

 

Himal

(Published from Kathmandu, Nepal)

 

Seven Sisters Post

(Published from Gauhati in Assam, India)

2.E.      Award Received                     :           Acharya Dinesh Chandra Sen Gold                                                                              Medal for Research in People’s History,                                                                        Kolkata, India, 2016.           

3.         LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

3. A.    Published Books

 

1)         Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh: Life Struggle and Human Rights (edited anthology in vernacular), [Dhaka, 2015].

2)         Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples: Genesis of Parliamentary Advocacy in       Bangladesh (Dhaka, 2014).

3)         Liberation War of Bangladesh: Analysis from the Perspective of Contemporary History (in vernacular), [Dhaka, 2014].

            4)         Mapping of Multilingual Education Programs in Bangladesh (Dhaka, 2014).

5)         An Account of the Growth of Trade Union Movement in East Bengal (In vernacular), [Dhaka, 2014].

6)         Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh: An Ethnographic Research, Volume 3 (Dhaka, 2013)

7)         Nachole Peasant Uprising: Contemporary Politics and Ila Mitra. (in vernacular), [Dhaka and Kolkata 2013, 2008, 2006, 2001]

8)         Lives United in the Occean of Tears : Indigenous Peoples and Tea Communities in the Liberation War (in vernacular),[ Dhaka 2012 and 2008].

9)         Endangered Offspring of the Soil: Indigenous People’s Existence at Stake, Reflection of Bangladesh in Eastern India (In vernacular), [Dhaka 2009 and 2003].

10)       Tebhaga Movement in Dinajpur: The Preparatory Phase (in vernacular), [Dhaka, 2009]

 

11)        Neither Death nor the Sorrow – Only Life Survives: Speech Dedicated to Nasreen Haq (in vernacular), [Dhaka, 2007]

12)       Indigenous Communities: Cultural Survey of Bangladesh Series, vol. 5, (Bangladesh Asiatic Society, 2007).

13)       Indigenous Communities: Cultural Survey of Bangladesh Series from Bangladesh Asiatic Society, vol. 5 (in vernacular), [Dhaka, 2007].

14)       People’s Upsurge of 1969: Martyr Asad and Issues of Class-Politics (in vernacular), [Dhaka, 2007 and 1986]

15)       Alien in Own Land: A Discourse on Marginalization of Indigenous Peoples in North Bengal (in vernacular), [Dhaka, 2006 and 2001]

16)       Forty Seven Years with the Century: Memories of Hafizur Rahman by Interview (in vernacular), [Dhaka, 2006]

17)       Role of the Left in the Independence War of Bangladesh (In vernacular), (First Volume), {Kolkata, 2006 and Dhaka, 2001}             

18)       Unbroken Silence: A Participatory Study on Indigenous Society of North-Western Bangladesh [Dhaka, 2006].      

19)       Reflections on Diversity and Citizenship: Bangladesh and Beyond [Dhaka, 2005].     

           20)       Santal Community in Bangladesh: Problems and Prospects [Dhaka,                        2005].    

21)        Chittagong Hill Tracts: Problems and Prospects (in vernacular), [Dhaka, 2001 and 1999]

22)       Micro Credit: The Bangladesh Experience -- A Economic and Sociological Review (in vernacular), [Dhaka, 1999]

23)       Liberation War of Bangladesh: A Class Analysis (in vernacular) [Dhaka, 1984]

 

3.B.      Books To be Published Soon

 

1)         Dalits in Bangladesh: A Study on Deprivation (Dhaka 2016).

2)         Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Peoples: Legal Provisions in Bangladesh and Good Practices around the World (Dhaka 2016).

3)         Modhupur Forest, State and the Lawsuits: A Case of Ethnic Marginality in Bangladesh (Dhaka 2016).         

 

3.C.      Articles to be Published Soon

i)          ÔParbatya Chattograme Sharanarthi O Abbhantarin Udbastu Samasya’ (jointly written with Ummay Habiba Easmin), accepted for publication in Itibritantar, Journal of Paschimbanga Anchalik Itihas O Loksanskriti Charcha Kendra, Kolkata, Volume I, April 2016.

ii)         ÔSamaj Manaska Oitihasik Salahuddin Ahmed: Ekti Mulyayan’ (jointly written with Zannat-E-Ferdousi), accepted for publication in Itibritanta, Journal of Paschimbanga Anchalik Itihas O Loksanskriti Charcha Kendra, Kolkata, Volume II, July  2016.

3.D.     Published Articles (Selected List)

i)          ÔPrak-Adhunik Juge Dhaka o Dhakar Samaj Kathamo’, published in Susnata Das (edited), Bange Nagarayon: Nagorikotar Nana Proshongo, Nakshatra Prakashan, Kolkata, 2016.

 

[Anthology based on papers presented at an International Seminar organized by Vidyasagar Centre of Indological Studies in collaboration with History Department, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata,  in July 2014].

ii)         ÔRole of Peasants in the Liberation War’, published in Ajoy Roy and Shamsuzzaman Khan (edited), Bangla O Bangalir Itihas (Volume IV, Part III), Bangla Academy, 2012.

 ii)        ‘Tea Community in the Liberation War’, published in Ajoy Roy and Shamsuzzaman Khan (edited), Bangla O Bangalir Itihas (Volume IV, Part III), Bangla Academy, 2012.

iii)        ‘Role of Adivasis in the Liberation War’, published in Ajoy Roy and Shamsuzzaman Khan (edited), Bangla O Bangalir Itihas (Volume IV, Part II), Bangla Academy, 2012.

iv)        ‘Pahan’, published in Bangladesher Adivasi : Ethnographiyo Gobeshona (Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh : An Ethnographic Research), Vol. 3, Utso Prokashan and Bangladesh Adivasi Adhikar Andolan, Dhaka, 2010.

v)         ‘Pahariya’, published in Bangladesher Adivasi: Ethnographiyo Gobeshona (Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh: An Ethnographic Research), Vol. 3. Utso Prokashan and Bangladesh Adivasi Adhikar Andolan, Dhaka, 2010.

vi)        ‘Bagdi’, published in Bangladesher Adivasi : Ethnographiyo Gobeshona (Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh: An Ethnographic Research), Vol. 3. Utso Prokashan and Bangladesh Adivasi Adhikar Andolan, Dhaka, 2010.

vii)       ‘Mushahar’, published in Bangladesher Adivasi : Ethnographiyo Gobeshona (Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh: An Ethnographic Research), Vol. 3. Utso Prokashan and Bangladesh Adivasi Adhikar Andolan, Dhaka, 2010.

viii)      ‘Rai’, published in Bangladesher Adivasi : Ethnographiyo Gobeshona (Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh: An Ethnographic Research), Vol. 3. Utso Prokashan and Bangladesh Adivasi Adhikar Andolan, Dhaka, 2010.

ix)        ‘Rajoar’, published in Bangladesher Adivasi : Ethnographiyo Gobeshona (Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh: An Ethnographic Research), Vol. 3. Utso Prokashan and Bangladesh Adivasi Adhikar Andolan, Dhaka, 2010.

x)         `Purba Banglay Deshbibhager Provab o Protikriya’ published in Deshbhag issue of Ekhon Parjabaran, Kolkata, April 2009.

xi)       ‘Polia’, published in Adivasi Janagoshthi (Indigenous Peoples), Bangladesh Cultural Survey, Vol. 5. Bangladesh Asiatic Society, Dhaka 2007.

xii)      ‘Pahan’, published in Adivasi Janagoshthi (Indigenous Peoples), Bangladesh Cultural Survey, Vol. 5. Bangladesh Asiatic Society, Dhaka 2007.

xiii)     'Munda’, published in Adivasi Janagoshthi (Indigenous Peoples), Bangladesh Cultural Survey, Vol. 5. Bangladesh Asiatic Society, Dhaka 2007.

xiv)      ‘Rajoar’, published in Adivasi Janagoshthi (Indigenous Peoples), Bangladesh Cultural Survey, Vol. 5. Bangladesh Asiatic Society, Dhaka 2007.

xv)       ‘Lahora’, published in Adivasi Janagoshthi (Indigenous Peoples), Bangladesh Cultural Survey, Vol. 5. Bangladesh Asiatic Society, , Dhaka 2007.

xvi)     ‘A Baseline Survey on The Indigenous Peoples of North-West Bangladesh’, Published in  Mufakharul Islam (ed), Socio Economic History  of Bangladesh: Essay in Memory  of Professor Safiqur Rahman, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2004.

xvii)    ‘Indigenous Peoples of Northern Bangladesh : A Statistical Analysis of Problems Confronting Them’ paper presented in  the Bangladesh Historical  Association, Rajshahi, 1999 and Published in Samaj Nirikhan, Issue 80,2001

xviii)   ‘Peasant Uprising  in Nachole:  Preparatory Phase’ paper presented at a seminar in institute of Liberation, Bangabandhu and Bangladesh Studies (ILBBS), National University and printed in the journal of the Institue,Vollume-1 and issue 1 (1999).

xix)      Haji Muhammed Danesh: Life and struggle’, paper presented at an International Conference on History and Heritage of North Bengal ,December 1995 and  published  its proceedings in 1996

xx)       ‘Young Comrades League and the Kishoreganj Uprising of Bengal Peasant’ paper presented at a seminar School  of oriented and African Studies, University of London, November,1992.

xxi)      ‘The Nachole Uprising: A Case Study on Peasant Movement’,(Vernacular), published in Sayed ANWAR Hossain and Muntasir Mamun(ed), Armed Resistance Movements in Bangladesh, Asiatic Society of Bangaladesh,1986.

xxii)     Historiography of the liberation War of Bangladesh (Vernacular), paper presented at a seminar  of Bangladesh  History Society entitled `Historian Historiography in Bangladesh’ in September1985 and published  in its preceding.

xxiii)   ‘Tebagha Movement in Dinajpur: The Preparatory Phase,’ (Vernacular) Dhaka University Journal, 21st issue, February 1985.

xxiv)   ’Radical basis of Indian Historiography’, (Vernacular), Lokayata, 3rd year,1st issue, February,1985.

xxv)     ‘Elements of Radical Politics in The Peoples Upsurge of 1969’, (Vernacular), paper presented at a seminar  organizes by the center for the advanced Social  Research in December, 1984,and published in the  journal of the centre for Advanced Social Research in December,1984,and published in the journal of the center of 1985

xxvi)    People’s  upsurge of 1969’, (Vernacular), paper presented in the 8th National Conference of Bangladesh  history society April 1984,and published in its proceedings.

xxvii)   ‘Share-Cropping: Reconstruction of the theoretical Frame-work’, (Vernacular), Journal of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 1st  year issue, December,1983.

 

 

3.D.    Interviews Conducted (Selected List)

 

i)         Interview on the role of Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani in the liberation  struggle of Bangladesh, with Sayed Abdul Maksud, published in Samaj Chatona, March –April1996.

ii)         Interview on Contemporary World Politics, with Sitaram Yachury, Theoretician and Polit-Bureau Member of CPI(M), published in Samaj Chetona, In December1995

 

4.         Studies Conducted (Selected List)

4.1       October 2016

            DESCRIPTION OF STUDY      :          Research and Synthesis of Social Safety Net Programme (SSNP) Standards in Bangladesh

 

 

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader:

Responsible for conducting the survey and jointly prepare report focusing on the project ‘Establishing Vulnerable Peoples’ Rights and Access to Social Safety Net Programmes’

Conducted for : World Vision Bangla Funded by European Union.                                                                                                           

4.2       May 2016

 

            DESCRIPTION OF STUDY      :          National Survey on Dalit Population in Bangladesh

 

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader:

Responsible for conducting the survey and jointly prepare report for Chritian Aid

                                                            Funded by European Union                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

4.2        May 2014

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Evaluation Report on

Early Childhood Education project (ECEP)  

 

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader:

Responsible to conduct study and prepare report for Save the Children

                                                            Funded by Save the Children

4.3       January 2014

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Consultant:

Baseline and Perception Study on Electoral Process

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES                Served as a Consultant.

Carried out for Asia Foundation

 

 

4.4       2013

 

            DESCRIPTION OF STUDY     :           Exploring Synergy between Government (Union Parishad)Act 2009 and Customary practices of Ethnic Minority Communities in Bangladesh

            POSITION HELD AND

            DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

                                                           

Carried out for Volutary Services Overseas Bangladesh (VSOB)

4.5       December 2012          

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Evaluation of   Making Education Gender Responsive and Perventive to HIV/AIDS project

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

                                                           

Carried out for Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS)

 

 

4.6         NOVEMBER 2011 – MARCH 2012

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Mapping of Multi-Lingual Education Programme in Bangladesh

 

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

 

4.7       SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2011       

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 End Line Survey of Amader School Project (ASP)

 

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

                                                                 

Carried out study with direct supervision and direction of the Team leader for Concern Worldwide, by Research and Development Collective (RDC) 

4.8       JULY - SEPTEMBER 2011   

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Assessment of Supplementary Materials of BRAC Education for Ethnic Children (EEC) Program

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

                                                                 

Carried out for BRAC Education Program, and by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

 

4.9       JANUARY - MARCH 2011

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Impact Assessment of the Program Life-skills and Education for Adolescent Development (LEAD)

 

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

                                                                 

Carried out for USCCB, Canada, and by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

 

4.10     October 2010                                     

 

            DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Dalits in Bangladesh: A Study on                                                                                  Deprivation           

 

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

Conduct study with other Tean Members and produce study report for Manusher Jonno Foundation (Funded by MJF}

           

 

4.11       October  2010

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 School Drop-out of Girls and Reproductive & Maternal Health Services: Status and Local Needs in Selected Electoral Constituencies

 

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

                                                           

Carried out study to identify the status relating to gender diperity in Education for Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS) 

                                                           

                                                                  Carried out for UNESCO and MLE Forum-CAMPE,                                                         and by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

 

 

4.12     SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2004   

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY  :              Feasibility  Study of Bilingual Education Project                 for Garo, Santal and Chakma Communities, Carried out for BRAC Education Program by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

 

POSITION HELD AND          

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

- The main objective of this project was to do feasibility study what type educational problem arises, after Garo, Santal and Chakma Communities finishes their primary schooling in native language and enter in main stream language for the later part of education. Responsibilities were-Tool preparation, Field Survey, report preparation and finalization with the consultant, prepare guidelines and framework for various methods of training etc.

 

 

4.13     JULY - AUGUST 2004

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY:                Performance of Mother Tongue and Bengali Users in EIC Schools of BRAC and Relevant Issues, Done for BRAC Education Program by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

 

      POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

-        The main objective of this project was to do the performance evaluation of six indigenous groups between native language usurer and Bengali Users in various Education Program. Responsibilities were-Study the performance of minority native language & Bengali Users EIC Schools of BRAC and Relevant Issues, Tool preparation, Field Survey, report preparation and finalization with the consultant, prepare guidelines and framework for various methods of training etc.

 

4.14     JANUARY - JUNE 2004

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY:                Education and Language Needs of the Indigenous   Peoples in Bangladesh, Carried out for BRAC Education Program by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

 

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

                                                     

 

4.15     JUNE - AUGUST 1994

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY:                Audit Language 2000 Bethnal Green City Challenge: Final Report and Key Findings (Phase-ii), written jointly with Professor Sam Aronovitch of local economy policy Unit, South Bank University, London.

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:               Consultant                                                  .                                            - Preparing scheme of road development for Bangladeshi Minority area Brick Lane, London

4.16     SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 1993

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY:                Audit Language 2000 Bethnal Green City Challenge : Final Report and Key Findings (Phase-i), written jointly with Nesar Ahmed of Community Development Trust, London

                                                                

            POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:                Consultant     

                                                                  Preparing Scheme of Roads Development for                                                                   Bangladeshi Minority Area in Brick Lane,                                                                         London

 

 

RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES 

 

4.17     JULY - DECEMBER 2010

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Lawsuits in Modhupur Forest

 

POSITION HELD AND

      DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Consultant

                                                                 

                                                                  Carried out for Oxfam-GB, by Research and                                                                    Development Collective (RDC)

 

 

4.18     JANUARY - DECEMBER 2009         

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Development of Ethnography of 20 Adivasi Communities in Bangladesh - Carried out for Oxfam-GB by Bangladesh Adivasi Odhikar Andolan (BAOA)

 

POSITION HELD AND

      DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

- The objective of this study is to compile and analyze information of 20 Adivasi Communities of South-east and North-west Region, to develop the manuscript for a publication that will contain a compendium of 20 Adivasi Communities, to create an opportunity for access to information on Bangladesh Adivasi Communities from one point. Responsibilities included secondary literature review, study design, preparation of tools, consultation with community Key people, Focus Group Discussion with community people, monitoring study team and preparation of study report.

4.19     JUNE – DECEMBER 2007   

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Poverty Profile of Dalits in Bangladesh - Carried out for Manusher Jonno Foundation, by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

 

POSITION HELD AND          

      DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

                  - The objective of this study was to prepare a poverty profile of the Dalits in Bangladesh as part of identifying potential intervention areas for ensuring their human   rights and livelihood security. Responsibilities included secondary literature review, study design, preparation of tools, conduction of study, monitoring study team, analyze findings and preparation of study report. 

 

 

4.20     NOVEMBER 2007 - FEBRUARY 2008         

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Strategy Paper for Program Activities in CHT - Carried out for Manusher Jonno Foundation, by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

POSITION HELD AND          

      DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

                                                            - The objective of this study was to formulate a strategy paper for developmental intervention in CHT through understanding socio-economic development in context to realities of CHT and analyzing critical aspects of programmatic needs at national and regional level for empowerment of the indigenous communities. The study also explored and identified prospective future projects of MJF in line with MJF missions and agenda. Responsibilities included study design, train and monitor study team, analyze findings, preparation of study report and make presentation of the same. 

 

 

4.21      JUNE - SEPTEMBER 2007  

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Communities: National and International Dimensions - Carried out for ActionAid Bangladesh, by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

POSITION HELD AND          

      DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

- The objective of this study was to explore what is the extent, meaning, significance, and basis of the demands labeled under “constitution recognition” of indigenous peoples with respect to national and international dimensions. Responsibilities included secondary literature review, designing of study, preparation of tools, conduction of study, monitor study team, analyze findings and preparation of study report. 

 

4.22     OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2005       

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Marginalization Process of the Adivasis in Northwestern Bangladesh – Obstacles to Mainstreaming Through Empowerment – Undertaken by Research and Development Collective (RDC) and sponsored by CARITAS, Bangladesh

           

            POSITION HELD AND

      DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

                                                                        - The objective of this study was to assess the marginalization process of the Adivasis, especially in the IHDP working area of Caritas, and to recommend the means for natural / voluntary mainstreaming so that they can enjoy equal rights and status in the society; that they get adequate access to the facilities rendered by different agencies, and that they can participate in local and national bodies/communities

 

 

4.23     JANUARY – DECEMBER 2003                                

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY :               A Participatory study on Indigenous Society of North-Western Bangladesh: the Inert Tone, Carried out for Oxfam GB

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

                                                   - The main objective of this project was to conduct a Participatory study on Indigenous Society of North Western Bangladesh, especially their socio-economic and human rights condition. Responsibilities were – Participatory evaluation and validation of the project study at the field level and in Dhaka of the study findings on communities, specially, the Santals, the Orams, the Pahan, the Mahalis, the Karmakars, the Raies, the Rajoars, the Rabidas, and the Paharies of North Bengal in Bangladesh.

 

 

 

4.24     SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2002

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY:                Life Profile of Santals: Problems, Needs and Proposed Development Interventions, Done for Santal Mission Norwegian Board (SMNB) by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

 

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

- Preparation of tools, analyze and examine various data relating to this project, studying basic needs, human rights and live profile of Santals, report preparation etc.

 

4.25     JANUARY - APRIL 2002

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY:                Emergence of Regional Council and Hill District Councils of Chittagong Hill Tracts and Its Implications, Carried out for IDPAA at PROSHIKA by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

- Determine and differentiate various Traditional Governance style and Main stream Governance style for minorities inhabited in Chittagong Hill Tracts areas. Reviewing the resettlement practices in that area, provide specialist advice on enhancing policy and legal frameworks etc.

4.26     APRIL-JUNE 2001

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY:                Resource Use by the Ethnic Communities in the  Coastal  Zone. Carried out for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

 

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

- Main duty was to Prepare report on consultation for disclosure and community participation, their resource utilization, project impact assessment in the Coastal Zone.

 

 

4.27     JANUARY – MARCH 2000

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY:                Baseline Survey on Indigenous Peoples of North-West Bangladesh, carried out for Rangpur – Dinajpur Rural Service (RDRS) By Research and Development Collective (RDC)

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:               Consultant

-Working on socio –economic History, guiding and frame-working the proper process for Baseline Survey on Indigenous peoples of North-West Bangladesh.    

 

                                               

4.28     JULY – OCTOBER 1999

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY:                Reaching the Poorest of the Poor, Supported by Caritas Development Institute

 

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:               Consultant and Socio-Economic Analyst

                                                            - Revising NGO Approach and strategies, conduct socio-economic review/ studies of needs of indigenous peoples and prepare report on various needs of communities, etc.

 

 

4.29     JULY - DECEMBER 1998

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY:                Problems Confronting the Adivasis:  A Review on the Basis of Public Hearing supported BY Research and Development Collective (RDC).

          

            POSITION HELD AND        

            DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:                           Coordinator& Socio-Economic Analyst

- Conduct massive study –the Adivasis is confronting e.g. their minority & social problem, financial, educational housing, adjacent area to India nationality recognition problem etc.

4.30     SEPTEMBER 1996 - MAY 1998

 

            DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:               Coordinator & Socio-Economist

- Study report preparation on the role of minorities and Local people engagement Economic and Environmental Impact and Consequent Social Conflict that arises or might arise and the reason behind it, etc.

 

 

4.31     MAY – SEPTEMBER 2000

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY     :           Land Administration Reform Project of ADB (TA 3054 - BAN), Jointly carried out by  Department of land, Administration, Australia and GOB, conducted  by ministry of Land

 

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:              Socio-Economic Analyst

- Making proposal/ Instruction preparation of report for the Construction of roads in and around area where the Minority peoples are inhabited, submit proposal on land Settlement and Peasant in Pre and Post Partition Dinajpur.

 

 

GOVERNANCE

 

 

4.32     JANUARY – JUNE 2012

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Coherence between Customary Practices of Selected Marginal Ethnicities and Local Governance System in Bangladesh

POSITION HELD AND

      DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Adviser

                                                                 

Carried out for Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) and National Institute for Local Government (NILG), Government of Bangladesh; by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

 

4.33     JUNE - JULY 1998

           

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY:                Training of the Adivasis on Local Government, Facilitated by Association of Land Reform and Development (ALRD) and funded by PRIP Trust, conducted by Research and Development Collective (RDC).

 

POSITION HELD AND          

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:               Coordinator                                                                

- Development framework, various impartations of methods of Training the Adivasis on Local Government.

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

4.34     OCTOBER 2007 - FEBRUARY 2008

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Adivasi Perception on Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquaculture Related Activities – A Socio-cultural and Anthropological Study in the North and Northwest Region of Bangladesh - Carried out for Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum and Worldfish Center, by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

 

POSITION HELD AND    

      DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

- The objective of this study is to understand importance of aquaculture and related activities to the socio-cultural and economic context of the Adivasi communities and their sensitivity to fish culture, to what extent fish culture matches their existing social settings with respect to project intervention for effective project implementation and ensure greater benefits for the targeted Adivasis. Responsibilities included secondary literature review, study design, preparation of tools, conduction of study, monitoring study team; analyze findings and preparation of study report. 

 

 

HUMAN RIGHTS

 

4.35     SEPTEMBER – NOVEMBER 2008   

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Human Rights Strategy Paper for Adivasis of Northwest Bangladesh – Carried out for ASHRAI by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

 

POSITION HELD AND          

      DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES    :           Team Leader

- The objective of this study was to develop a strategy for the organization to address human rights issues of the Adivasis of Northwest Bangladesh. Responsibilities included secondary literature review, designing of study, preparation of tools, conduction of study, monitor study team, analyze findings and preparation of study report. 

 

LABOUR RIGHTS

 

4.36      MAY - OCTOBER 2006

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY                 Situational Analysis of Agricultural Labor Wages in Selected Areas of Bangladesh - Carried out for ActionAid Bangladesh, by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

 

      POSITION HELD AND

       DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES   :           Team Leader

  • The objective of this study was to analyze labour wages in terms of discrimination, exploitation based on gender and ethnicity through identifying different forms of exploitation and violence against female labours, analyzing the situation on contract farming and wage situation, extent of discrimination between industrial labor and agro-labor, existing agro-labor wage in compatibility with constitutional commitments and ILO laws and assessing the nature of existing interventions at government and non-government level in the area of wage discrimination, minimum wage etc. Responsibilities included secondary literature review, designing of study, preparation of tools, conduction of study, monitor study team; analyze findings and preparation of study report. 

 

MICRO-FINANCE

 

4.37     AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2001

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY:                      Activity Impact Assessment of IDF Micro-Finance Project in the light if CHT Accord, prepared for Aus-Aid by Research and Development Collective (RDC)

POSITION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES          :           Team Leader

- Preparation of Development Plan, Participatory assessment, integrated development, and Develop Draft guideline in development plan, especially socioeconomic complexities, legal issues, and development needs of the communities etc.

 

RURAL  DEVELOPMENT

 

4.38     JANUARY – MARCH 2001

 

DESCRIPTION OF STUDY:                Final Evaluation of (BGD/ 86/ CO3) Small      Farmers Development Project (SEDP) of UNDP, conducted by Research and Development Collective (RDC) with support from UNCDF

 

POSTION HELD AND

DESCRIPTION OF DUITIES:                    Team leader

-Evaluation of a scheme carried out jointly by Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Comilla, and the Janata Bank.

 

5.         SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED

Celebrations/Seminars/Workshops Organized (Selected)

2016

 International Conference on "Secularism, Democracy and Gender Parity in South Asia”, 28-29 August 2016, at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, Dhaka University, Dhaka; organized for University of Dhaka and Research and Development Collective (RDC), Supported by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of  Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), University Grants Commission (UGC) and India-Bangladesh Foundation.

2015

International Conference on "Bangladesh’s Engagement with India & Myanmar” On 12-13 April, 2015 at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, Dhaka University, Dhaka.

 

  • National Seminar on Multilingual Education on 28 February 2015 at BMA Auditorium, Dhaka, Arranged by Research and Development Collective (RDC), supported by CAMPE

 

  • National Seminer On Adivasi’s Land Issues on 27 February 2015 at BMA, organized  by RDC, supported by Christian Aid

 

 2014   

 

  • Policy Dialogue On CHT Accord: Achievements, Lessons Learnt and the Way Forward at CIRDAP International Conference Centre, Dhaka on 2 December, 2013, organized by Parliamentary standing Committee on CHT and Parliamentary Caucus on Indighenous Peoples, supported by RDC, MJF, European Union and UNDP

 

  • First National Convention on Plain land Adivasis on 24 September, 2014 at Dr. Kaisar Rahman Chowdhury Auditorium, Rajshahi.

 

  • Seminar on Budget and Bidi Workers at Azimur rahman Conference Hall, The Daily Star Centre on 18 Jun, 2014, arranged by RDC.

 

  • National Conference on Budget and Indigenous People of Bangladesh on on 16 June, 2014 at IPD Conference Room, Minister Hostel, National Parliament Bhaban, Dhaka, arranged by Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous People and supported by RDC, ILO and UNDP

 

  • Regional Seminar on Multilingual Educatiion, at Nachole, Rajshahi on 23 June, 2014, organized by NCIP and CAMPE, supported by RDC.

 

  • 13th Bi-monthly Meeting of ‘Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples` and conference with the new 10th Parliament Members, held on 06 April, 2014 at Parliament Members Club, National parliament Bhaban arranged by Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples.

 

 

2013

 

  • Review Meeting on “The activities, achievements, limitations and future of Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous People” at Oath Hallroom, National Parliament Bhaban on 22 October, 2013, arranged by Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous.

 

  • Dialogue on “National Election and the Security of Minorities in upcoming Festivals” at CIRDAP Auditorium at 8 October, 2013, Dhaka, organized by RDC

 

  • Discussion Meeting and Cultural Program on International Indigenous Day on 4 August, 2013, organized by Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous People, supported by ILO, Oxfam and RDC.

 

  • High level policy dialogue on “ CHT Peace Accord Status” at Hotel Platinum Suites on 9 May, 2013, organized by Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples.

 

  • Two Days Long International Seminar on “Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and the Struggle of Secularism in South Asia.” at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, Dhaka University on 15-16, April 2013, jointly organized by Dhaka University and MAKAIAS, supported by RDC.

 

 

2012

 

  • Dissemination of Assessment of Supplementary Materials of BRAC Education for Ethnic Children (EEC), held on 27 September 2012 at CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka, Arranged by jointly Research and Development Collective (RDC) and BRAC.
  • Regional Consultation on Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Rights Act, held on 22 September 2012 at Kuakata, arranged by Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples, Supported by International Labour Organization (ILO), Research and Development Collective (RDC) and Rakhaine Samaj Kallyan Samity.
  • Regional Consultation on Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Rights Act, held on 15 September 2012 at Moulvibazar, arranged by Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples, Supported by Oxfam, Research and Development Collective (RDC) and Kubraaj Antopunji Unnayan Sangstha.
  • Regional Consultation on Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Rights Act, held on 14 September 2012 at Haluaghat, Mymensingh, arranged by Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples, Supported by International Labour Organization (ILO), Research and Development Collective (RDC) and Tribal Welfare Association.
  • Bi-monthly Meeting of ‘Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples`, held on 11 September 2012 at National Parliament, arranged by ‘Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples’ and  supported by International Labour Organization (ILO) & Research and Development Collective (RDC).
  • Regional Consultation on Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Rights Act, held on 01 September 2012 at Rajshahi, arranged by Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples, Supported by Oxfam, Research and Development Collective (RDC) and Jatiya Adivasi Parishad.
  • Public Consultation on Plurality, Diversity & Peace and Celebration of the International Day for World’s Indigenous Peoples on 6th August at Public Library Auditorium, Dhaka, arranged by Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples, Supported by International Labour Organization (ILO), Oxfam, Research and Development Collective (RDC).
  • Bi-monthly Meeting of ‘Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples` and Experience Sharing of Study Tour to Three Scandinavian Countries, held on 03 July 2012 at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka arranged by ‘Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous Peoples’ and  supported by International Labour Organization (ILO) & Research and Development Collective (RDC).
  • Consultation Meeting on ‘Budget and Indigenous Peoples`, held on 20 June 2012 at the Sufiya Kamal Auditorium, National Museum,  Dhaka arranged by Research and Development Collective (RDC) and supported by Oxfam.
  • Dissemination on ”Coherence between Customary Practices of Selected Marginal Ethnicities and Local Governance System in Bangladesh“, 21 May 2012, Arranged by Research and Development Collective (RDC) and National Institute of Local Governance (NILG), Supported by Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO).
  • Seminar on ”Modhupur Lawsuits and Its Impact on the Life of Indigenous Peoples“, 3 March 2012, Arranged by Research and Development Collective (RDC) and Oxfam.
  • Consultation Meeting on “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act”, 27 February 2012, Supported by Oxfam.
  • Dissemination on Mapping of Multilingual Education Programme in Bangladesh, 15 February 2012, Supported by UNESCO.

 

2011 

  • Opinion Sharing Programme on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act, 11 December 2011, Supported by ILO
  • Bi-monthly Meeting of the Parliamentary Caucus on Indigenous People, 16 November 2011, Organized by RDC Supported by ILO
  • Discussion Meeting on Santal Bidroho and Ajker Adivasi Somaj, 30 July, Organized by RDC
  • Roundtable Meeting on the Constitutional Recognition of the Adibashis: Right to Land and Forest. June 2011 Organized by RDC Supported by Oxfam.
  • Roundtable discussion on National Budget: Educa