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Trustee Board

  • Sayed Saikh Imtiaz Ph.D.
    Sayed Saikh Imtiaz Ph.D.
    Trustee board: Chairman
  • Nahim Razzaq, MP
    Nahim Razzaq, MP
    Trustee board: Co-chairman
  • Dr. Taufique Joader
    Dr. Taufique Joader
    Trustee board: Co-Chairman
  • Sharmin Islam
    Sharmin Islam
    Trustee board: Member
  • Kizzy Tahnin
    Kizzy Tahnin
    Trustee board: Member
  • Nafiz Imtiaz
    Nafiz Imtiaz
    Trustee board: Member
  • Arefeen Romman
    Arefeen Romman
    Member
  • Mohammad Mamun Mia
    Mohammad Mamun Mia
    Trustee board: Member
Sayed Saikh Imtiaz Ph.D.
Trustee board: Chairman

Associate Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Imtiaz is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka. He has achieved his PhD degree from the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam in 2012and joint a multidisciplinary research team at Vanderbilt University, USA as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow . Dr Imtiaz has worked as a consultant for different projects of the Government of Bangladesh, UNFPA, UNDP, IDLO, WHO,CARE Bangladesh and KOIKA etc. As a youth activist he set up the United Nations Youth and Students Association of Bangladesh (UNYSAB) when he was an undergraduate student and organized several campaigns involving youth on different issues. He has also planned, scripted and hosted a television reality show for promoting social work through voluntarism involving youth called ‘the Campus Hero’ which was telecasted in 2012 in the Channel I – a Bengali satellite channel of Bangladesh. Recently he has set up a research based organization to work on masculinities and youth development named ‘Center for Men and Masculinities Studies”. He is also the author of several articles and books.

 

Nahim Razzaq, MP
Trustee board: Co-chairman

Mr. Nahim Razzaq is one of the youngest Member of Parliament in the Bangladesh National Parliament at present. He was elected by Sariatpur 3 constituency in 2013 in the by-election after the death of his father late Abdur Razzaq who is a national leader, one of the founding student activist pre-independence, a freedom fighter and organizer, 2 times elected general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, 5 times member of parliament, former minister of Water Resources.

Nahim RazzaqMP is one of the youngest lawmakers of Bangladesh with the experience of working in the field of Youth Development in different capacities. He is also the member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Convener of Young Bangla – National Youth Platform, member of the Parliamentary Causus for Children Rights Development and adviser of E-commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-cab). Nahim Razzaq completed B.A. Honours in Marketing and Business from Middlesex University, London, UK and then went on to finish his Post-Graduate Diploma on Marketing from Kingston University, Surrey, UK.

Nahim Razzaq believes in engaging the youth population in the decision making process both in public and private sector. The Young Bangla Youth Platform hence does the facilitation in bridging the relationship between varies social initiatives. For his role in youth developmenthe received the Junior Chamber International- Top 10 Outstanding Young Person (TOYP) award in 2015 in Bangladesh.

Dr. Taufique Joader
Trustee board: Co-Chairman

Dr. Taufique Joarder is one of the founding members and a former President of UNYSAB, currently serving as the Vice-chair of the Board of Trustees. A renowned debater, writer, and media personality, Dr. Joarder served as the President during 2007-2008 period.

Trained as a physician and a public health researcher, he is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Bangladesh and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Department of International Health (Health Systems Program), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Maryland, USA. He was the first ever to lead a Bangladeshi delegation in any international Model United Nations conference- Asia Pacific Regional Model United Nations Conference, 2004, Beijing, China.

He also attended the Harvard World Model United Nations Conference, 2007, Geneva, Switzerland- first time from Bangladesh.

Sharmin Islam
Trustee board: Member

Sharmin Islam is working with UNDP as Women’s Economic Empowerment Specialist. She is involved in working with different human rights issues with a specific focus on women’s rights and the rights of most marginalized people in Bangladesh during last 9 years being involved with UNDP, NETZ Bangladesh and CMMS (Center for Men and Masculinities Studies).

She studied International Relations and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Dhaka and Development Studies (Major in Women Gender and Development) at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Netherlands. Sharmin is an enlisted singer at Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar.

While studying at university she was also involved in cultural activism and achieved various awards in different cultural competitions. Currently, Sharmin is involved in works focusing on empowerment of women entrepreneurs at the local level by unlocking local financial resources to contribute in achieving inclusive and equitable development that leaves no one behind.

Kizzy Tahnin
Trustee board: Member

Kizzy Tahnin is working as a Culture Programme Officer at UNESCO Bangladesh. She’d always been interested in culture and heritage, but it was during her second Masters studies (Master of Environment and Sustainability) at Monash University that its full significance came to light, igniting her passion to work in this field. She has completed undergraduate and another Master degree in Economics, from Dhaka University, Bangladesh.

She is an experienced professional in project management, sustainable development and communication sectors in United Nations organization (UNESCO), national and international organizations.

She had actively been involved with United Nations Youth Association of Bangladesh and developed a short film for them, which was projected in different international United Nations Youth Programs.

Nafiz Imtiaz
Trustee board: Member

Former President of the organization, Mr. Nafiz Imtiaz is currently working at the Royal Bank of Canada in the capacity of Manager, AML Insights, and Analytics. Nafiz Imtiaz’s excellent academic career includes a Masters in Leadership from the University of Guelph, a Masters of Business Administration in Banking from the University of Dhaka and another Masters of Social Science in Economics from the University for Dhaka.

Amid having an attractive academic background, Mr. Nafiz Imtiaz has ventured into the field of volunteering and social good. He joined UNYSAB in 2001 and rose to the prominence showing enviable capability. He served as the President of the organization from January 2009 to January 2013.

Besides that, his volunteering experience includes, working with the Plan International Canada, Junior Achievement Canada – educating young people through lifeskill training, ACTIVISTA Bangladesh, Junior Chamber International Bangladesh, the Green Volunteers, the Earth, Quantum Foundation and the Asia Pacific Youth Network.

Arefeen Romman
Member
Mohammad Mamun Mia
Trustee board: Member

Mohammad Mamun Mia is the current President of UNYSAB. He has completed his Honors and Masters degree from the Department of International Relations (IR) from University of Dhaka. He was the President at Dhaka University Model United Nations Association in 2011-2012. He worked as a Mentor at Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Project. He is currently working with Democratic Budget Movement.

He started his journey at UNYSAB in 2007. Since then he attended most of the major events of UNYSAB. He did major responsibilities like national coordinator of stand up & take action, signature campaign, World Environment Day celebration, Zero Hunger Challenge, Under Secretary General of Conference Management at Bangladesh international Model United Nations conference (BIMUN) 2012, Secretary General of Brainwiz MUN 2013 etc. Mohammad represented UNYSAB in various international Model Unite Nations (MUN) conferences such as- GMUN, AMUNC, Harvard MUN, CBIT MUN etc. He also participated in the “Global Change” course offered by Action Aid in Nepal.

Mohammad leaded UNYSAB in various round table discussions and youth events. He is working for under privileged Childs and developing Bangladeshi student’s leadership quality. Mohammad Mia thinks that UNYSAB is a platform from where any Bangladeshi youth can practice leadership and work for the betterment of the society. His vision regarding UNYSAB is one day in every district; every school of Bangladesh UNYSAB will take a place for the betterment of youth and society. And UNYSAB would become an organization which functions from each educational institution of Bangladesh and youth of the country contributing in the socio-economic development of the country in a greater extent.

 

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