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Md Ashrafur Rahman

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Md Ashrafur Rahman

Md Ashrafur Rahman, MSS and BSS in Anthropology
Program and Administrative Assistant, National UN Volunteer, UNFPA Bangladesh

Md Ashrafur Rahman was born in 1991 in Bangladesh. Rahman has two years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned Bachelor’s and Masters of Social Science in Anthropology from University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. While working as a Program and Administrative Assistant (United Nations Volunteer Assignment) with adolescent and youth unit of UNFPA Bangladesh, he helped improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of adolescents living in Jamalpur district, one of the most marginalized districts of his country. Besides, he helped to establish a number of student networks and adolescent groups to prevent sexual and gender base violence and child marriage. A strong linkage and network has been established by his strong advocacy and effective program implementation at community level. Now he is working with an adolescent sexual and reproductive health project titled ‘Generation Breakthrough’ of UNFPA Bangladesh in Barguna district. Previously, Rahman worked with Center for Natural resource Studies (CNRS) as Research Assistant to evaluate DFID funded three nutrition and reproductive health programs for adolescent girls, pregnant women, and lactating mother. Rahman has founded Youth for safer World (YSW), a volunteer group to engage youth in peace and development. He leads this group as president and tries to create a movement for ensuring SRHR of adolescents in Bangladesh. Through these experiences, he developed strong project management, implementation, volunteer management and, research skills. Rahman completed an online course on ‘Global Adolescent Health’ offered by The University of Melbourne on Coursera and earned a certificate with distinction He achieved a youth scholarship to attend Women Deliver global conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016. Rahman enjoys focusing on the topics of adolescent health and development; gender; man and masculinity and has a strong passion for youth empowerment. It is his passion to work for a better world where everyone can live with dignity and equal rights.

Rahman loves travelling and exploring new places and culture. One of his main hobbies is photography.