Mir Rakib Ahsan was formerly the Deputy Program Director for USAID funded community policing program at The Asia Foundation Bangladesh office. He managed programs that demonstrate a successful community policing model to improve public safety, law and order for strengthened governance in vulnerable areas, and provides a stronger, more responsive community-based policing network, particularly in sparsely governed and ungoverned spaces in the northwestern region of the country. Mr Ahsan has extensive experience with human rights, criminal justice and rule of law, advocacy and partnerships. For several years he has worked closely with Bangladeshi NGO partners including close contact on financial and management oversight of grant awards.
Mr Ahsan’s expertise is to develop training modules, facilitated training and undertook capacity building of partners and stakeholders. In 2010 he co-facilitated at the 31st International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) organized by Equitas in Canada. He is also well versed in designing survey tools, questionnaires, focus group discussions, operational research, and baseline studies. Mr Ahsan has been a key player in fundraising initiatives for rights and justice theme, engaged in several research projects including a baseline study on community-police relationships, an access to justice study on community legal service providers, and perception surveys on elections and governance.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr Ahsan worked in International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP), and Save the Children-UK.
Education: Masters and Bachelors of Social Science in Anthropology from Jahangirnagar University; Post-Graduate Diploma in Planning and Development from Bangladesh Academy for Planning and Development.