About Mahmuda Akter Khan

Mahmuda Akter Khan


I am an experienced training, gender and curriculum development expert and have extensive knowledge of the development systems in Bangladesh as well as the Government of Bangladesh and donor agencies like UNDP, USAID etc. My training and curriculum development expertise cover issues ranging from poverty elevation to agriculture, market based development, food security, economic growth, local government strengthening, disaster management; Gender based discrimination and human rights.

Throughout my entire career, I worked for various contacts as a training specialist. I have developed and overseen training curriculum, training strategy, methodology, evaluation, impact assessment and training guide line. From December 2008 to March 2019 I was worked with USAID Agriculture project as a Senior Specialist/Manager. I was implemented of USAID funded Feed the Future Bangladesh Rice Value Chain Project’s training and outreach activities. Previously, I worked as the Senior Training Specialist in IFDC Bangladesh, developed a training curriculum, methodology, training need assessment, impact assuagement and all type of training manage. Before that as the Manager training and Equity in Chemonics International USAID funded PRICE project. I had also worked with similar types projects of USAIDs local Government initiative (LGI). For those purposes I have a good understanding of local government approaches. I managed training and equity activities. From October 2019 to till date I am working with IPTM as a Senior Coordinator-Local Training Management Unit.


19+ Years

Project Covered

300 + Projects




|Major Expertise

PRA based qualitative training, research in various development sectors, Gender and Development, Gender impact assessment, Participatory training, Child protection training, Child rights training, Early child hood training, Agriculture based training, Good Governance, Disaster Preparedness and Management, Conduct CRA Training, Leadership & Human Rights training, Entrepreneurship Development Program, HIV/AIDS, Local Govt. Strengthening Program, Organizational Capacity Assessment, Training Curriculum Development, Training needs assessment, Organizational Assessment and task oriented curriculum development, Workshop facilitation, TOTs for master trainers, Logical Framework Approach, Strategic planning, designing qualitative monitoring system.

Senior Coordinator-Local Training Management Unit

1 October 2019 to till date | Institute of Professional Training & Management (IPTM)

Gender Specialist

6 February 2017 to 31 March 2019. |Walmart Foundation funded Accelerating Vegetable Productivity Improvement (AVPI)

Senior Specialist -Training and Outreach

22 November 2015 to 31 December 2016. | Feed the Future Bangladesh Rice Value Chain (RVC) project, Funded by USAID

Training Specialist

01 September 2013 to 31 October 2015.| IFDC, AAPI Walmart Foundation activity project, Funded by Walmart and USAID

Training and Equity Manager

:14th December, 2008 to 31 August 2013 | Chemonics International, Poverty Reduction by Increasing the Competitiveness of Enterprises (PRICE) project,funded by USAID

Senior Coordinator

:1st June 2008 to 30 October, 2008|CDS


: 06 September 2006 to 31st May 2008 | National Consultant (Organizational Capacity Assessment) at CDMP- UNDP

Manager (Training & Research)

19 January 2004 to 30 January 2006|PromPT

Sr. Coordinator

From:01 September 1998 to 30 October 2003| HRD of Bangladesh Development Society (BDS)



1999 | (Social Management)

Xavier University,Canada


1997 | (Philosophy)

Dhaka University,Bangladesh

BA Honors

1996 | (Philosophy)

Dhaka University, Bangladesh